- Oct 25, 2014
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So I had a match quad and now left with two match pairs. Of course, mulveling survived my assault and lives on to tell the tale
A bit off topic perhaps, but can you characterize how they sound better? What characteristics are you enjoying in the older tubes?
Oftentimes people like a more relaxing, mellow kind of sound which they get from older tubes and designs. My ears prefer detail, some punch without harshness, which is obviously personal and subjective. For example, many like the 007mk1 but I find it too mellow, smooth and relaxing. Likewise many dislike the Lambdas, but (awful truth be told) I'm preferring a modern Lambda to any Omega, except the 009 which is reigning as King for me. I've heard 404's described as aggressive, but I find the 404 Signature and 404LE (practically the same) as a kind of more refined and more detailed Lambda. The Lambda Nova is nice, but goes in the warm Omega direction, with more fuzz however.
Would I be a good candidate for NOS or new production, any thoughts?