Mullard on X-Cans v2?
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Can get a pair for US$100.

Think it'll do my X-Cans v2 w/ X-PSU & HD600 any good?

Stock tubes on my X-Cans v2 is the 6DJ8 ECC88.
 
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Oh, there is no doubt they would do your amp good, but for $100 you should make doubly sure that you are getting Mullards with a pedigree. Can you say anything more about when these were produced (and for whom) and provide structural characteristics?

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IIRC the stock tubes in my X-Can v2 were E88CC (6922). I'd be careful putting an ECC88 (6DJ8) into an E88CC circuit, although I'd do the converse without a second thought. The 6922 has better power handling capability than the 6DJ8. A circuit designed for 6922 could stress a 6DJ8.

That being said, a good set of Mullards has improved every amp I've tried them in.
 
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I've been wanting to ask Musical Fidelity about the "stock" 6DJ8 ECC88 found in my X-Cans v2 (bought new from the local distributor) but their website has been down for the longest time. Can anyone please share an email address for Musical Fidelity customer service? Thanks in advance.

Since posting here that the stock tubes on my X-Cans v2 is a 6DJ8 ECC88, I got a couple of responses (one I think from Canada) that his/her X-Cans v2 likewise came with the 6DJ8 ECC88.

Nick Dangerous has pointed out at least once of the same warning you gave regarding the use of 6DJ8 ECC88 on circuits designed for the 6922. I guess I'll have to check with Musical Fidelity whether they actually designed the X-Cans v2 for the 6DJ8 ECC88 and just chose to put Jan Philips 6922 as stock tubes.

The 6DJ8 ECC88 is slightly more expensive than the JAN Philips 6922, BTW.
 
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NOS Mullard 6DJ8's can be obtained for a good deal less than $100/pair (I'm not saying where until I buy more). Decent used ones can be bought for a song, if you're lucky.
 
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Please pm me with the supplier when you've bought more, if it comes to mind - I'd hate to miss that information in some random post, my Melos SHA-1 could really use some quality tubes.

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Adam
 
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