The Reference 6J5 Thread (L63, 6C5, 12J5, 6P5, etc.)
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They won't work there. Just never ending different power tube variations...
DOH! I thought those were the Philips EL51s you posted in the other forum...so anyways have you tried the EL51s in the TRP?

*sorry for derailing the thread
 
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DOH! I thought those were the Philips EL51s you posted in the other forum...so anyways have you tried the EL51s in the TRP?

*sorry for derailing the thread
Yeah they are very good. Slightly warmer than the Tesla's. I see the same seller was selling those EL51's, and they went for about the same price as the 6C5 - which is also a good deal.
 
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What did you think of these Raytheons compared to the TS 6j5g?
Tung sol VT-94A > Sylvania 6J5G > Raytheon 6J5G
(In my use)
 
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Tung sol VT-94A > Sylvania 6J5G > Raytheon 6J5G
(In my use)
Every setup and preference is different. Personally, I prefer the Sylvania 6J5GT from the very early 50's. These are metal base tall tubes and I imagine that they sound better than the metal base Sylvania 6SN7W (only have black base Sylvania 6SN7W) - at a fraction of the price.

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Every setup and preference is different. Personally, I prefer the Sylvania 6J5GT from the very early 50's. These are metal base tall tubes and I imagine that they sound better than the metal base Sylvania 6SN7W (only have black base Sylvania 6SN7W) - at a fraction of the price.

Ah yes, love those too. I have quite a few and one of those great bargains to be had in 6J5GTs (Gray plate version).

The tubes I listed were the coke bottle G variations and I wasn’t including the GTs. But yeah every amp and headphones alone make a dramatic difference in a tubes performance.

Also on the note of Tung Sols.. I can hear a difference between my civilian Tung Sol 6J5G and the VT-94a coke bottle. They do also have difference in build.
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Ah yes, love those too. I have quite a few and one of those great bargains to be had in 6J5GTs (Gray plate version).

The tubes I listed were the coke bottle G variations and I wasn’t including the GTs. But yeah every amp and headphones alone make a dramatic difference in a tubes performance.

Also on the note of Tung Sols.. I can hear a difference between my civilian Tung Sol 6J5G and the VT-94a coke bottle. They do also have difference in build.
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I see that I got a little bit mixed up with the nomenclature. You listed VT-94A which is the same as 6J5G - didn't know that.
I was thinking it was a version of VT-94D which is the same as 6J5GT -tubular glass.
Then you have VT-94 which is the same as 6J5.
To add to the alphabeth soup there are also VT-94B and VT-94C but I don't know what they are.
 
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I have the Tung-Sol 6j5g (vt-94 a - (coca bottle and black base) and the Tung-Sol 6j5gt (vt-94-D - metal base).
To my ears, the Tung-Sol vt94-d sounds considerably better.

I believe they are older.
 
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Tung sol VT-94A > Sylvania 6J5G > Raytheon 6J5G
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Nice. These I will pass up.

I think my curiosity about valves is over for now. At least while I'm with Darkvoice.

I sold many of my valve drivers. Currently, I'm only with Foton 52/55/58. Melz 1578 59/69. Fivre 6c5g. GEC L63 (coca bottle). Tung-Sol 6j5g and 6j5gt.
 
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Every setup and preference is different. Personally, I prefer the Sylvania 6J5GT from the very early 50's. These are metal base tall tubes and I imagine that they sound better than the metal base Sylvania 6SN7W (only have black base Sylvania 6SN7W) - at a fraction of the price.

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I've had these Sylvania 6j5gt too.

But I ended up selling them too.

They really are pretty good, but they didn't make me fall in love like the other valves I listed above did.
 
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Nice. These I will pass up.

I think my curiosity about valves is over for now. At least while I'm with Darkvoice.

I sold many of my valve drivers. Currently, I'm only with Foton 52/55/58. Melz 1578 59/69. Fivre 6c5g. GEC L63 (coca bottle). Tung-Sol 6j5g and 6j5gt.
Good company! As somebody who brought attention to the ladder plate Fotons (6H8C) , I was under the impression that they were made between 1952 and 1955. Is the1958 the same construction?
 

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