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Mar 3, 2018 at 9:32 AM Post #16,831 of 23,446

Kermeli

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^^^^^^^
Tung Sol is one of my fave tubes and inexpensive for the quality.
But probably the best bang for the buck are the Russian/Ukraine 6N3P, 6N3P-E (especially the E) and the 6N3P-I. I'm sure you already have the adapters as they use the same ones as the Tung Sol 2C51.
They all can be had for $10-15 for a lot of 4 or more. They’re unmatched or tested though. Haven’t had an issue with them yet with any type of imbalance.
Excellent tubes and a lot of members who own them on this thread would (mostly or probably) agree.

yup, listening to those as i write. 2 pairs for 10$ not bad.
 
Mar 3, 2018 at 9:40 AM Post #16,832 of 23,446

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yup, listening to those as i write. 2 pairs for 10$ not bad.

I found that the LCD-2Cs have a bit of a mid recess. I ended up liking them much more with the Tung-Sols. It brought out the mids more and made it a much more balanced headphone to my ears.

Also check out @AuditoryCanvas stash of Russian tubes. By the way bro, do you have another pair of those double post getter ‘75s you sold me a while back? I’m in love the sound that comes out of it. If you do, mind holding a pair for me?
 
Mar 3, 2018 at 10:07 AM Post #16,833 of 23,446

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I found that the LCD-2Cs have a bit of a mid recess. I ended up liking them much more with the Tung-Sols. It brought out the mids more and made it a much more balanced headphone to my ears.

Also check out @AuditoryCanvas stash of Russian tubes. By the way bro, do you have another pair of those double post getter ‘75s you sold me a while back? I’m in love the sound that comes out of it. If you do, mind holding a pair for me?
Just check out @AuditoryCanvas signature. The man is awesome and matches and tests with meticulous care with of ALL his tubes. He’s fair in what he sells them for and he’s just a good guy to deal and engage with. I’m listening to the 65 Fotons now and I just love the SS they produce.
Same with @Autostart. As a matter of fact, if any of us sell tubes, buy with confidence. I just don’t sell mine cause I’m a pathetic hoarder. Just check out my profile and you’ll see I have enough tubes for all of us on this thread for the rest of our lives.
 
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Mar 3, 2018 at 10:17 AM Post #16,834 of 23,446

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As I browse the back pages I am fascinated by Thurston's Tung Sol 6C8Gs. What's the final verdict on them?
Worth every penny.
 
Mar 3, 2018 at 11:57 AM Post #16,837 of 23,446

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I went for them, a set of adapters and an extra set of socket savers. They're just so Frankenstein laboratory that I couldn't resist.
The Ken-Rads are also worth picking up. There was an eBay seller who seemed to have quite a few. Perhaps he still does.
 
Mar 3, 2018 at 12:20 PM Post #16,841 of 23,446

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Looks like 3 Endy PW 1956. Anybody see Amperex font like that?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-AMPEREX-E88CC-Pinch-Waist-tubes-new-stock/273091135369

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Mar 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM Post #16,842 of 23,446

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Mar 3, 2018 at 1:01 PM Post #16,844 of 23,446

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Are those the 'black glass' ones from an Austrailian seller? Like $60 ???
The Tung-Sol with the partial black glass came from India (that insanely fast $15 shipping). Didn't you get a pair?
 

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