Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.
Nov 10, 2017 at 10:46 AM Post #826 of 2,047

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I do want to thank you guys for giving me some suggestions. The Amperex 7308s (Telefunken, etc) I am sure sound wonderful but at least for this amp IMO, seem to be at a price range better served for a higher end unit. I was intrigued by some of the comments for the Western Electric 396a (along with other 5670/2c51 tubes) and using an adapter. I did order the adapters along with some Russian 6N3P DRs as well as some GE 5670s (both really cheap) to try. I'm sure I will roll through some others as well until I find what works best for my phones and ears. More than likely, I will get some Western Electric 396a's too. i will post my impressions when all has been received and a little break-in.
 
Nov 10, 2017 at 2:13 PM Post #832 of 2,047

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sorry to re open this thread. but i was thinking in use my 6sn7 collection into valhalla. is it worth?
The 5670's with adapter is very worth it...a no brainer in my opinion ! as for 6SN7's I can't comment. I know nothing about using them in the Valhalla. 20 $ Canadian all in is what i spent for tubes and 5670 adapter. adapter can be used with 396's too i think.
 
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Nov 10, 2017 at 2:28 PM Post #833 of 2,047

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The 5670's with adapter is very worth it...a no brainer in my opinion ! as for 6SN7's I can't comment. I know nothing about using them in the Valhalla. 20 $ Canadian all in is what i spent for tubes and 5670 adapter. adapter can be used with 396's too i think.

Yes. 5670/396/6n3 family all use the same adapter.
 
Nov 10, 2017 at 3:48 PM Post #834 of 2,047

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The 5670's with adapter is very worth it...a no brainer in my opinion ! as for 6SN7's I can't comment. I know nothing about using them in the Valhalla. 20 $ Canadian all in is what i spent for tubes and 5670 adapter. adapter can be used with 396's too i think.

Where from might I ask? Did you find a Canadian source?
 
Nov 12, 2017 at 11:53 PM Post #838 of 2,047

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I bought the adapters off ebay (they came from china). The tubes i bought off "The Tube Store" (Canadian). I also bought another 6 tubes from The Tube Depot in USA. All online.
Thanks for the heads up. Prices people are throwing around seem too cheap not to give them a try and pit them against my current line up.
Are you in Canada ?
Yup, Calgary.
 
Nov 13, 2017 at 8:18 AM Post #839 of 2,047

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Yes. 5670/396/6n3 family all use the same adapter.

The listing for the adapter I got this week from a Chinese vendor on Ebay states it works for 5670, 6N3, and 2C51 tubes. (The label on the adapter itself says 6N3 to ECC88.) I'm using them with Tung-Sol 2C51s, which I am happy with thus far. BTW, Ebay currently has a listing for US military NOS GE 5670Ws at $4 a shot. Is this ridiculously cheap tube equal to the others in this family?
 
Nov 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM Post #840 of 2,047

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The listing for the adapter I got this week from a Chinese vendor on Ebay states it works for 5670, 6N3, and 2C51 tubes. (The label on the adapter itself says 6N3 to ECC88.) I'm using them with Tung-Sol 2C51s, which I am happy with thus far. BTW, Ebay currently has a listing for US military NOS GE 5670Ws at $4 a shot. Is this ridiculously cheap tube equal to the others in this family?

I just took a look on Ebay and found the price of 5670 went up a lot! :triportsad:
 

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