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Jan 18, 2015 at 6:43 PM Post #1,741 of 8,107

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The 5998 has been on my wishlist now for 6 months.
 
Do you know a good supplier? Ebay prices are crazy.
 
Others have also compared the 7236 to the 5998. Would you agree?
 
I have the 7236 and I like. But they don't blow me away.

 
For the 5998's I would have to refer to vacuumtubes.net They have em for $85. Lowest price I've found.
 
http://www.vacuumtubes.net/RES%20Audio%20pages/5998.html
 
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Jan 18, 2015 at 6:46 PM Post #1,742 of 8,107

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I have a pair of 5998 purchased from vaccumtubes.net, at the time they told me they're out of stock.  I can sell my pair if anyone interested, pm me.  It's hasn't been used at all, < 10 hours, sold my WA22 shortly after purchasing the pair.
 
Jan 18, 2015 at 6:51 PM Post #1,743 of 8,107

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For the 5998's I would have to refer to vacuumtubes.net They have em for $85. Lowest price I've found.
 
http://www.vacuumtubes.net/RES%20Audio%20pages/5998.html
 
Cheers
 
James

 
Thanks James,
 
Yeah. I emailed them earlier to ask if they have stock.
 
On Friday I asked about Chatham's and Mullard 6AS7G. I was told that is a old list and they no longer in stock.
 
I hope they still have the 5998.
 
Jan 18, 2015 at 10:38 PM Post #1,744 of 8,107

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Thanks James,
 
Yeah. I emailed them earlier to ask if they have stock.
 
On Friday I asked about Chatham's and Mullard 6AS7G. I was told that is a old list and they no longer in stock.
 
I hope they still have the 5998.

 
That's too bad. I was actually interested in the Chatham 6AS7G's. Hopefully they will get more in stock as they have been the best place for tubes as far as prices go.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 1:39 AM Post #1,745 of 8,107

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That's too bad. I was actually interested in the Chatham 6AS7G's. Hopefully they will get more in stock as they have been the best place for tubes as far as prices go.


There is no where to get stock from. :rolleyes:
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM Post #1,747 of 8,107

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Thanks James,
 
Yeah. I emailed them earlier to ask if they have stock.
 
On Friday I asked about Chatham's and Mullard 6AS7G. I was told that is a old list and they no longer in stock.
 
I hope they still have the 5998.


If it's important to you, check that they effectively ship 5998.  I ordered a pair a year back and they sent me a pair of 2399 tubes.  Afaik they're identical, at any rate they sound just like the 5998, no complaints.  But I didn't appreciate them not checking with me if I was ok with this.
 
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FYI, Mullard never made those.

 
That's what I thought. Was part of the reason I asked. Curiosity. I know they make a 6080. Has any one tried them? I know where to get NIB / NOS Mullard 6080's for 12.50 pound each.
 
 
If it's important to you, check that they effectively ship 5998.  I ordered a pair a year back and they sent me a pair of 2399 tubes.  Afaik they're identical, at any rate they sound just like the 5998, no complaints.  But I didn't appreciate them not checking with me if I was ok with this.

 
Thanks for the tip. Appreciated.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 2:57 PM Post #1,749 of 8,107

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The Mullard 6080 one of my favourite tubes along with the GEC 6080 are I think amongst the very best sounding of the 6080 type. There are quiet a few different versions of the Mullard made in different factories both in the UK and in Europe.  I have come across at least 5 different examples so far look for ones manufactured in the Mitcham factory or generally its the earlier the manufacture the better.
 
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  The Mullard 6080 one of my favourite tubes along with the GEC 6080 are I think amongst the very best sounding of the 6080 type. There are quiet a few different versions of the Mullard made in different factories both in the UK and in Europe.  I have come across at least 5 different examples so far look for ones manufactured in the Mitcham factory or generally its the earlier the manufacture the better.


 
These are the ones I was looking at. I thought I would give them a go. I have tried the Tung-Sol / Bendix 6080 and Tung-Sol 7236 (both very expensive tubes). Neither has impressed.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 3:50 PM Post #1,751 of 8,107

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Have you tried the Bendix 6080WB? It's one of the most iconic tubes, if you don't like yours feel free to send them to me. I have about 10 but it doesn't hurt to have more.
I actually have a couple of pairs of 7236 but I havan't felt the need to listen to them, haven't even opened the boxes
 
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  Have you tried the Bendix 6080WB? It's one of the most iconic tubes, if you don't like yours feel free to send them to me. I have about 10 but it doesn't hurt to have more.
I actually have a couple of pairs of 7236 but I havan't felt the need to listen to them, haven't even opened the boxes


 
Yeah. I have tried these. Not that impressed. Nothing wrong with them. I was just expecting more. The 6AS7G's I have collected have performed better.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 4:11 PM Post #1,753 of 8,107

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That's the beauty of audio, you can like something the others don't and vice versa. As long as you like it, it's all good.
In all honesty, I usually just put in RCA or Chatham (copper rod) 6AS7G. They're good enough for me, all my "fancy" tubes are in my tube closet.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 4:24 PM Post #1,754 of 8,107

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  That's the beauty of audio, you can like something the others don't and vice versa. As long as you like it, it's all good.
In all honesty, I usually just put in RCA or Chatham (copper rod) 6AS7G. They're good enough for me, all my "fancy" tubes are in my tube closet.

 
That standard RCA construction tube is my favorite for general listening.  Sometimes I think people expect too much out of tubes when maybe the problem is that they just don't like their headphones and/or amp.  Different tubes never make or break anything for me.  
 
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I actually have a couple of pairs of 7236 but I havan't felt the need to listen to them, haven't even opened the boxes

 
Good thing, because I just stuck a bunch of toilet paper and rocks in those boxes 
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