EL34

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eichlerera1

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Re: EL34
« Reply #20 on: 18 Sep 2019, 05:37 pm »
Sonic-wise, I prefer the JJ E34L in my VTL 225 amp.
The tubes tend to self destruct occasionally, so I keep a watchful eye on them during warmup and listening usage.
Great bass, mids and treble!
Also pretty damn cheap for the great sound!

Paul Galli

aniwolfe

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Re: EL34
« Reply #21 on: 18 Sep 2019, 07:06 pm »
The differences between various compatible output tubes is rather marginal compared to the difference rolling input tubes makes. In my experience, even rolling rectifiers makes a bigger difference than output tubes.

YMMV  :D

The tubes I listed are very different in my system, so I would have to disagree that it's "marginal". I will agree the input tubes make a noticeable difference for sure.

Delta77

Re: EL34
« Reply #22 on: 19 Sep 2019, 04:11 am »
Still learning about the differences different tubes make..
Closed my eyes, and spent way too much $ on my new tube compliment in my Zen Mystery Amp..

4) Amperex 6DJ8 “bugleboy” -  4) Sophia Electric  EL34

So far so good, not disappointed at all...
But it’s only been a week or so, maybe 8 to 10 hours of serious time in the sweet spot.. 

Wish I was a little more savvy, in spending less to get the same results..




Tyson

Re: EL34
« Reply #23 on: 19 Sep 2019, 04:13 am »
Still learning about the differences different tubes make..
Closed my eyes, and spent way too much $ on my new tube compliment in my Zen Mystery Amp..

4) Amperex 6DJ8 “bugleboy” -  4) Sophia Electric  EL34

So far so good, not disappointed at all...
But it’s only been a week or so, maybe 8 to 10 hours of serious time in the sweet spot.. 

Wish I was a little more savvy, in spending less to get the same results..

That's a great combo.  I don't think you could match it for less $$. 

eichlerera1

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Re: EL34
« Reply #24 on: 19 Sep 2019, 04:24 am »
The tubes I listed are very different in my system, so I would have to disagree that it's "marginal". I will agree the input tubes make a noticeable difference for sure.

Agreed.
Any tube within a system can change the overall balance and Frequency Response of an Amp.

Wind Chaser

Re: EL34
« Reply #25 on: 19 Sep 2019, 06:07 am »
The tubes I listed are very different in my system, so I would have to disagree that it's "marginal". I will agree the input tubes make a noticeable difference for sure.

Two things:

I didn’t write “marginal” period. I wrote, marginal compared to...

I also wrote, YMMV