- Oct 1, 2015
Wow this site is nicely improved...
Anyways, don't spend your money on expensive e80cc driver tubes!
You will get great sound from the 5751 tube and the e180cc tube..(for the driver tubes).
The e80cc only give a bit more soundstage.
When your ready, graduate to the MK6 driver tubes with adapters,
OR my fav 6c8g tube with adapter.
The weird advantage of the MK8, it that the best tubes for it are much cheaper tubes than for mk6(!)
Thanks for the info I will search for a 5751 and e180cc tubes.
Also is it normal that the driver tubes does not glow that much?(using the stock tubes that comes with the unit), Also I have observed that the left driver tube does not glow, the right one has a faint glow, does it have something to do because I am only using the single ended input and is using only one driver tube?
Also about the gain, does it default to low? I am guessing it is since I need to crank the volume up to 70 even 80 with the HD800S, do you recommend setting it to high? Which leads me to my next question on setting the gain, I know the switches are underneath but do i need to unscrew things?
Sorry for the newb questions but can you please advise.
On another note the amp sounds fantastic even on stock form, now im very excited to try some tubes with it. TIA