Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII
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Well, not sure if I should be upset or just ok about it, what I thought was gonna be a pair of GE tubes turned out to be one GE tube and one DELCO tube.. Both 6SN7GTA. O.o Anyway the description said side getter and It didn't phase me till I got them, most tubes, that I know of, have them on the top and bottom, on the side? This is my first set of tubes like that.. Kinda stoked about it in a nerdy way. :D
Warming the GE up as I'm typing this and will edit my personal thought on sound later tonight.
EDIT: vocals here are a little sweeter. Maybe because of the small forwardness? Need to sit with these for a bit (week) to get a true sense of what I'm hearing :)
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These are the three I got today
GT,GTB, and WGTA

The gtb and wgta are almost identical build wise. Wgta is taller, thats the only difference i can see. Sound wise i cant tell them apart.

All three pair pretty good with my rca 6as7g.
Should have a sylvania 7236 and sylvania 6sn7 here thursday.
 
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Just popped a GE Jan 6AS7 in. Really happy with this compared to the RCA Jan 6080. Seems more responsive and dynamic. I've been going back and forth on the 6sn7 but I keep going back to the GE GTB. Is 61-43 the date code on those?
 
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Just popped a GE Jan 6AS7 in. Really happy with this compared to the RCA Jan 6080. Seems more responsive and dynamic. I've been going back and forth on the 6sn7 but I keep going back to the GE GTB. Is 61-43 the date code on those?
Yes, my uneducated guess is 61 weeks into 1943.. Can you show us a pic of it?
 
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These are the three I got today
GT,GTB, and WGTA

The gtb and wgta are almost identical build wise. Wgta is taller, thats the only difference i can see. Sound wise i cant tell them apart.

All three pair pretty good with my rca 6as7g.
Should have a sylvania 7236 and sylvania 6sn7 here thursday.
Takes about a week before settling in..give em time, nice collection!!
 
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Yes, my uneducated guess is 61 weeks into 1943.. Can you show us a pic of it?

Certainly.

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I also have another with the date code 59-13 which has red dot on the bottom.

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Certainly.



I also have another with the date code 59-13 which has red dot on the bottom.

Nice side getters there.. yes so the 188-5 means it's USA made GE, and the 59-13 means 1959- 13th week. Same for the other numbers.. 1961 43rd week.
 
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Great, that's what I figured. I'm glad to have two, I really enjoy this tube.

I've sort of gone a little crazy grabbing 6SN7 tubes and tried all of these, some only briefly though:

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The last one on the right is an RCA.
 
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Great, that's what I figured. I'm glad to have two, I really enjoy this tube.

I've sort of gone a little crazy grabbing 6SN7 tubes and tried all of these, some only briefly though:



The last one on the right is an RCA.
That Westinghouse.. U Like? Whats your impression on it?
 
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That Westinghouse.. U Like? Whats your impression on it?
I do. That was the first one that landed and I spent a little time with it before the first of the GE GTBs landed. I feel like it was a little grainy compared to the smoothness of the GE but along with that came a bit more punch.

The silvertone was a big surprise honestly. That is a very punchy tube, very full sounding. I'm not crazy about the Tung-sol, also a surprise. I haven't spent much time with the mystery RCA or the National (I believe that the national is a rebranded GE but I'm not sure). I need to give the Sylvania a chance as people seem to really like that one. It's just hard.to take out the GE right now .
 
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I do. That was the first one that landed and I spent a little time with it before the first of the GE GTBs landed. I feel like it was a little grainy compared to the smoothness of the GE but along with that came a bit more punch.

The silvertone was a big surprise honestly. That is a very punchy tube, very full sounding. I'm not crazy about theTung-sol, also a surprise. I haven't spent much time with the mystery RCA or the National (I believe that the national is a rebranded GE but I'm not sure). I need to give the Sylvania a chance as people seem to really like that one. It's just hard.to take out the GE right now .
Yeah, I wasnt overly excited about the NOS TungSol the same, however..the NEW (russian made) Tung-Sol.. I like, I also have a Westinghouse and dig the crazy width it has. And yes, the GE I just got is staying in (for now, swapping power tubes for best match ). And thanks for the heads up on the Silvertone. What numbers does that have? Usually a give away on who made it for them.

edit: found it! it's a Sylvania. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sylvania-silvertone-6sn7-tube-vintage-111579344
 
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Nice, what tube combo are you using? The general census is that OTL amps by design put out more power at higher impedence, planars in general, even at lower ohms play best with higher power output than say dynamic headphones, but if your having a great experience then hey, more power to you, your headphones might be the exception, also alternate 6AS7 tubes or comparable, can aid in power output, thats why I'm curious what combo you have.
Hi,

I use a 6AS7 Winged ”C” bought from the thetubestore paired with Tung-Sol 6SN7 GTB.
Before buying the amp I was afraid that the experience will be disappointing. My original purpose was to find something to tame the akg k812`s harsh upper mids. Because I had doubts about the pairing with a OTL Tube amp I decided to buy something on the cheaper side, hence the darkvoice.
I have to admit that I was VERY pleasantly surprised. It does work exceptionally with the akg and also with the planars (oppo) though I have to say that I prefer the pairing with the dynamic cans (although mine are low impedance - 36 ohms).
 
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