Darkvoice 337 - A Review
Jan 18, 2008 at 5:53 PM Post #376 of 909

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You know that if you are buying 5998's from AES that you are getting GE Pink base tubes, right? At least that is what they have on their website for $29.50 each. They are not identical to the Tung Sol's. I have a pair, but I haven't actually auditioned them yet, but the plate structure is definitely different. They are supposed to be the same tube electrically as the Tung-Sol 5998, but they are different looking both externally and internally.
 
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i'm tiny bit surprise because i read meier audio pair great with beyer. i also like headfive with dt990 pro myself. but thanks anyway. you just saved me the fund for a pair of 600 ohm beyer. yea 337 is that "cheap" in Hong Kong.


where in hongkong did you buy the 337? Thanks
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 12:24 AM Post #379 of 909

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i walked into a shop in HK, bought a 337, and now i'm happily in my room listening to it. fantastic stuff, even with just the stock tubes.


If I may ask: which shop did you go to and how much did you pay? I am trying to get one of my Chinese student colleagues to get one for me. (is it cheeper to buy them there rather then have them shiped?) thanks!
 
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If I may ask: which shop did you go to and how much did you pay? I am trying to get one of my Chinese student colleagues to get one for me. (is it cheeper to buy them there rather then have them shiped?) thanks!


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Hello Darkvoice! Thanks for checking in. Any word on when the 337 SE will come out?
 
Jan 25, 2008 at 2:12 PM Post #383 of 909

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where in hongkong did you buy the 337? Thanks


no i didn't get the 337 but it's probably my next target since i just got my dt880 600ohm. so far, i only know there's one place that sell 337 and 336 and that's from mingo.
 
Jan 25, 2008 at 3:10 PM Post #384 of 909

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no i didn't get the 337 but it's probably my next target since i just got my dt880 600ohm. so far, i only know there's one place that sell 337 and 336 and that's from mingo.


I got my 337 from mingo. Still, i'm looking forward for him to bring in the new offerings. it's just a short bus ride away
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I received my 5998's from Antique Electronic Supply and they are in fact the Tung Sol's (and look like 6AS7's "coke bottle" shape). They are very nice with lower impedance cans - more lively, but still retain the lushness of the RCA JAN CRC 6AS7G's. I'm still "de-buzzing" the Cryo Sylvania 6SJ7WGT's I got from Brendan at Tubeworld (these things are a real pain). The Jan Phillips 6SJ7WGT finally quieted down - right one still buzzes slightly). I am really impressed with this amp - the dual volume pots are quite useful. I think it is so cool not to have to surrender body parts in order to buy tubes for this amp
(the whole NOS world has completely gotten out of hand-truly ridiculous)!
 
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Wow Daleda, that is very cool about the Tung-Sol 5998's from AES - those are nice!
 
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Hello Darkvoice! Thanks for checking in. Any word on when the 337 SE will come out?


I was told by someone at High End Casque that the 337SE was not available and would no longer be made due to lack of necessary parts. Anyone else heard this?!?
 
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I was told by someone at High End Casque that the 337SE was not available and would no longer be made due to lack of necessary parts. Anyone else heard this?!?


The only thing I imagine that would be hard to get are the 10uF Vishay metallised polypropylene caps.
 
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Certainly the EF/80 6BX6 is plentiful, as is the 6080 output tube, so that couldn't be the issue...
 
Jan 27, 2008 at 1:11 PM Post #390 of 909

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any favourite 6AS7G tubes to date?
 

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