The Reference 6SN7 Thread
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I'm keeping both of my kidneys. But I'll sell the dang dog. She's gotta be worth at least the shipping cost. Cats are sooooooo much easier. :smile::smile:


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Cats will do just fine, especially tube”s friendly ones 😛
 
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Can somebody name a few good 6SN7 tubes from current production?
 
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I would look at Psvane, some of the Russian tubes are ok but nothing wonderful.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282728195582?hash=item41d3e9e5fe:g:CMAAAOSwamBbV1yz

Schiit used to use Russian Tung Sol 6sn7's but last I heard they went with JJ.

I personally prefer older tubes but some of those can be hard to find.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224333560544?hash=item343b527ae0:g:rx0AAOSwWNRgFTE9 These are excellent older tubes but oftentimes you need to be able to resolder the pins.

I do like RFT tubes and you have a chance of locating them in Germany but they are not current production either.
 
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I would look at Psvane, some of the Russian tubes are ok but nothing wonderful.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282728195582?hash=item41d3e9e5fe:g:CMAAAOSwamBbV1yz

Schiit used to use Russian Tung Sol 6sn7's but last I heard they went with JJ.

I personally prefer older tubes but some of those can be hard to find.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224333560544?hash=item343b527ae0:g:rx0AAOSwWNRgFTE9 These are excellent older tubes but oftentimes you need to be able to resolder the pins.
Yeah, not many new production 6SN7 to choose from...I find the older the better and if it is of military grade...even better :)
 
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Yeah, not many new production 6SN7 to choose from...I find the older the better and if it is of military grade...even better :)
Yeah I am well aware, but I like to stick to stuff readily available.
And for now I'd just like to get an overview of which New production 6SN7s are there, ideally with some sound descriptions

I did similar "research" for 12au7 and KT88 (and equivalents)
 
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Can somebody name a few good 6SN7 tubes from current production?
Your best bet from current production is PSvane but you can get better and cheaper tubes from old stock. reviewing this 6SN7 thread is very helpful
 
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Yeah, not many new production 6SN7 to choose from...I find the older the better and if it is of military grade...even better :)
At least the seller has matched pairs on the Melz 1959, I own a lot from that time period but in that style of tube the 1961 is my all time favorite but not easy to locate. I have access to most 6sn7's and equivalents made but the 61 is towards the top of any 6sn7 type I own.
 
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Your best bet from current production is PSvane but you can grt better and cheaper tubes from old stock. The 6SN7 thread will be very helpful
Did you mean this thread or is there another 6SN7 thread here?
 
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Yeah I am well aware, but I like to stick to stuff readily available.
And for now I'd just like to get an overview of which New production 6SN7s are there, ideally with some sound descriptions

I did similar "research" for 12au7 and KT88 (and equivalents)
OK....I can not be of much help on the newer production tubes
 
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I would look at Psvane, some of the Russian tubes are ok but nothing wonderful.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282728195582?hash=item41d3e9e5fe:g:CMAAAOSwamBbV1yz

Schiit used to use Russian Tung Sol 6sn7's but last I heard they went with JJ.

I personally prefer older tubes but some of those can be hard to find.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224333560544?hash=item343b527ae0:g:rx0AAOSwWNRgFTE9 These are excellent older tubes but oftentimes you need to be able to resolder the pins.

I do like RFT tubes and you have a chance of locating them in Germany but they are not current production either.
JJ tubes are not bad and gives lot of warmth but bit muddy, am using some in my CTH
 
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Did you mean this thread or is there another 6SN7 thread here?
This one I meant but most people are NOS tubes lovers around here. Need to warn you though that the Psvane tends to be more SS sounding than Tube sounding given the clean sound and fast response.
 
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Can somebody name a few good 6SN7 tubes from current production?
Since you are in Germany, why not check the Telefunken 6SN7 GTB, should be a nice sounding tube
 
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Your best bet from current production is PSvane but you can get better and cheaper tubes from old stock. reviewing this 6SN7 thread is very helpful
+1 for Psvane - their tubes are excellent. (Better than many NOS tubes IMHO, but that's a dangerous thing to say here :))

There's also a new company called Linlai that supposedly was founded by people who used to work for Psvane (which sounds promising), but I haven't heard any of their tubes.
 
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At least the seller has matched pairs on the Melz 1959, I own a lot from that time period but in that style of tube the 1961 is my all time favorite but not easy to locate. I have access to most 6sn7's and equivalents made but the 61 is towards the top of any 6sn7 type I own.

Funny how that always seems to be the case with you. Dammit, pick a favourite that's easy to find for once!:wink:
 

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