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Offline Tuyen

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tube recommendations
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:55:29 PM »
Hi tube lovers,

One of my power amps use a 6SL7 and another amp uses a 12AT7.   

Any particular tubes I should look out for?  Does $ on ebay usually dictate how good they are?

I'm currently using a Mullard ECC35 brown base for the 6SL7    and  a Sylvania triple mica 12AT7 black plates.

Can you guys recommend me other tubes I should look out for to try?     I was thinking some GE/RCA redbase 5691   and Amperex Bugle Boy 12AT7. 

cheers!


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Re: tube recommendations
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 07:16:33 PM »
GE/RCA redbase 5691 are very good tubes, rich, full, involving, but a little ragged, great for computer audio transports. Brimars 6SL7s and 6SN7s are the opposite, Sweet pretty clean smooth. The Tunsol 6SU7 are very very good indeed, a high grade 6SL7.  Mullard ecc35 are good, in a clean you are there, stark, clinical, way. But better is the Mullard branded, Made in Holland ECC33, less gain and therefore more relaxed.  Anyway I have them all here, ring me. As for 12At7, I have very tasty ones here, including the Hollands.

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Re: tube recommendations
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 10:41:16 PM »
GE/RCA redbase 5691 are very good tubes, rich, full, involving, but a little ragged, great for computer audio transports. Brimars 6SL7s and 6SN7s are the opposite, Sweet pretty clean smooth. The Tunsol 6SU7 are very very good indeed, a high grade 6SL7.  Mullard ecc35 are good, in a clean you are there, stark, clinical, way. But better is the Mullard branded, Made in Holland ECC33, less gain and therefore more relaxed.  Anyway I have them all here, ring me. As for 12At7, I have very tasty ones here, including the Hollands.
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Re: tube recommendations
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 03:00:58 PM »
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