Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS
Aug 27, 2022 at 11:08 AM Post #1,216 of 2,858
Nice! That's good to know, I do listen to Doom a fair bit so WE might be a good addition in future.

My typical go to for metal is melodic death metal (early In Flames, Carcass, At the Gates etc.), old school thrash (Slayer), Gojira, Trivium, Meshuggah among more modern stuff to name a few.
Definitely go with a faster tube - Elrog and other tube suggestions on this forum with non-classic 300B sound signature.
 
Aug 27, 2022 at 11:51 AM Post #1,217 of 2,858
Definitely go with a faster tube - Elrog and other tube suggestions on this forum with non-classic 300B sound signature.
I have seen Elrog mentioned as a non-classic 300B but didn't come across many others. Does Psvane Acme belong in that category?

I also do listen to Jazz, fusion, prog rock type music fairly often so would like to have another pair with a complementary sound signature.
 
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Aug 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM Post #1,218 of 2,858
I have seen Elrog mentioned as a non-classic 300B but didn't come across many others. Mind sharing some?

I also do listen to Jazz, fusion, prog rock type music fairly often so would like to have another pair with a complementary sound signature.
Top performer (in no order just a list no ranking):
Elrog 300B
Western Electric 300B
Takatsuki 300B
E.M.L 300B
Note: there are several Variants of Elrog and EML all said to be very good

Slightly more affordable but still well regarded:
Fullmusic 300B
Linlai 300B
PSVane WE300B

Super budget (Stock options are usually one of these)
Gold Lion 300B
JJ 300B
Electro Harmonix 300B
 
Aug 27, 2022 at 12:18 PM Post #1,219 of 2,858
Top performer (in no order just a list no ranking):
Elrog 300B
Western Electric 300B
Takatsuki 300B
E.M.L 300B
Note: there are several Variants of Elrog and EML all said to be very good

Slightly more affordable but still well regarded:
Fullmusic 300B
Linlai 300B
PSVane WE300B

Super budget (Stock options are usually one of these)
Gold Lion 300B
JJ 300B
Electro Harmonix 300B
Thanks for the detailed response! I'm definitely settled on Elrog but I'll do some more research on faster 300Bs. I want to get one more pair for some variety :)
 
Aug 27, 2022 at 12:33 PM Post #1,220 of 2,858
I have seen Elrog mentioned as a non-classic 300B but didn't come across many others. Does Psvane Acme belong in that category?

I also do listen to Jazz, fusion, prog rock type music fairly often so would like to have another pair with a complementary sound signature.
From @ColSaulTigh, “The Takatsuki's are where you go if you want a faster, cleaner 300B. They're stronger than the WE's, but not as rich.” I haven’t heard the Takatsuki’s but they may be a good alt to Elrog or Elrog-Mos.
 
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Aug 27, 2022 at 8:20 PM Post #1,221 of 2,858
From @ColSaulTigh, “The Takatsuki's are where you go if you want a faster, cleaner 300B. They're stronger than the WE's, but not as rich.” I haven’t heard the Takatsuki’s but they may be a good alt to Elrog or Elrog-Mos.
The Takatsuki's are probably the best, cleanest, "classic 300B" architecture tube out there. They're better than even the (current gen) Western Electric 300B's (which are, IMO, a bit sluggish and thicker sounding).

Bear in mind, that the Tak's are still using classic 300B architecture, and as such, will still suffer a bit of the same issues that most "classic" 300B architecture tubes suffer, which is to say they sound slightly less full and precise. The Elrogs are simply designed better and execute better on just about every level.

Message Parts Connexion and get on a list - they usually refill stock within 30 days.

As for the rectifiers, I can't speak to the Eddie Current 300B amps and how they react to rectifiers. But with my Woo Audio WA5-LE (and my Woo Audio WA6's), the rectifiers are very impactful. YMMV.
 
Aug 28, 2022 at 5:27 PM Post #1,223 of 2,858
Top performer (in no order just a list no ranking):
Elrog 300B
Western Electric 300B
Takatsuki 300B
E.M.L 300B
Note: there are several Variants of Elrog and EML all said to be very good

Slightly more affordable but still well regarded:
Fullmusic 300B
Linlai 300B
PSVane WE300B

Super budget (Stock options are usually one of these)
Gold Lion 300B
JJ 300B
Electro Harmonix 300B
Did I read somewhere that PSVANE have bought up the old Full Music company?
 
Aug 28, 2022 at 5:40 PM Post #1,224 of 2,858
Did I read somewhere that PSVANE have bought up the old Full Music company?
Not the Company as such but parts their tooling and gear.
Other parts have been bought by Linlai
 
Aug 31, 2022 at 2:32 PM Post #1,226 of 2,858
I have seen Elrog mentioned as a non-classic 300B but didn't come across many others. Does Psvane Acme belong in that category?

I also do listen to Jazz, fusion, prog rock type music fairly often so would like to have another pair with a complementary sound signature.
The ACME are quite 300B in they're very warm with lush midrange with more bloom than a WE -- it's also softer more and more rounded sounding which is more complementary to Tak, KR, Elrog, and AN than the WE or replica which would fit to jazz and fusion ok but it is a hazy tube.

If it's your first tube, go WE (although the ER-300B is what you want), if you have others, the AN 4300E is the perfect thing.
 
Aug 31, 2022 at 6:28 PM Post #1,227 of 2,858
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Aug 31, 2022 at 6:38 PM Post #1,229 of 2,858
The ACME are quite 300B in they're very warm with lush midrange with more bloom than a WE -- it's also softer more and more rounded sounding which is more complementary to Tak, KR, Elrog, and AN than the WE or replica which would fit to jazz and fusion ok but it is a hazy tube.

If it's your first tube, go WE (although the ER-300B is what you want), if you have others, the AN 4300E is the perfect thing.
Really appreciate the details but I'm afraid I jumped the gun too quick and already ordered the Elrog 300B Mo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It'll take my wallet some time to recover from the hit but I'll eventually recover and will need another dose of a new set of tubes and will go for a more classic 300B then :)
 
Aug 31, 2022 at 6:47 PM Post #1,230 of 2,858

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