- Oct 18, 2012
Recently I was very disappointed when listening to a pair of Tung-Sol Chatham 6080. In the same lot a pair of 'ordinary' Tung-Sol 6080 were included. I am listening to them right now with CV4010 as input and they are clearly better, in fact not bad att all. Maybe the first pair is 'tired'. At least it's useless. This pair is quite listenable. That means that I can't write off the 6080 type tubes. Thougt it would be fair to report this. It took about an hour of warming up until they started to sound decent. Another hour had me warmed up to them.
It would be useful to know if these tubes look identical? There are two versions of the Tung-Sol / Chatham 6080. One has metal plates and one has graphite plates. ???