Ultimate tube?
Jul 8, 2008 at 9:00 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

bear7

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Hey guys, in your opinion what would be the ultimate tube or tubes I could get for my LD MK111? I listen mostly to 70's rock. I have a beyerdynamic dt880 and a Grado sr325i and also I love the bass. I have only the stock tubes and I would like to stick with the ef95 family.

Thank you for your time
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Jul 8, 2008 at 10:14 PM Post #2 of 11

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The best resource for you would be to claw your way through the extensive MKII and MKIII threads based on the initial amp reviews by forum member Penchum. It was mentioned in those threads that 85% of the sound difference in an LD comes from the driver tube. I was quite happy with the stock Chinese power tube adn Mullard CV131 driver tubes in the E92 mode.
 
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Jul 9, 2008 at 8:07 PM Post #5 of 11

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Speaking of massive tubes...:

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Jul 11, 2008 at 2:30 AM Post #8 of 11

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It probably has cool lightning shooting between the thingamajiggies at the top too...
 
Jul 11, 2008 at 1:26 PM Post #9 of 11

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x2 on the Mullard CV131 (my current favorite), but I've got some GE 5 Star 5654 on the way.

I also like the Russian Rocket for rock.
 
Jul 15, 2008 at 2:02 AM Post #11 of 11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bear7 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Just got started into tube rolling, what is the Russian Rocket?

thanks
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6ZH1P-EV. They are great tubes for the price, and do great with rock. Very easy to find and listen to. EF95s so you don't need to install jumpers.

The Mullard CV131 are EF92s (need jumpers); however you can get a Mullard 8100 from the EF95 family.

Go Vols.
 

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