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Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?

300B
8 (13.3%)
211
1 (1.7%)
EL84
5 (8.3%)
KT88
10 (16.7%)
KT120
6 (10%)
EL34
8 (13.3%)
Other - List Yours
22 (36.7%)

Total Members Voted: 53

Voting closed: 12 Sep 2020, 03:48 pm

Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?

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Docere

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #20 on: 2 Sep 2020, 08:23 pm »
2A3 (EML solid plate daily; JJ as contingency) run at non-traditional operating point. I like it.

Moving to PX4: apparently sounds superb and looks really nice from the curves... other candidates (except AD1) seem a bit shabby in comparison.

Tom Bombadil

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #21 on: 2 Sep 2020, 08:38 pm »
Tesla EL34/Gold Lion KT77
Gold Lion KT88
Tung Sol KT120
Tung Sol KT150
All interchangeable in Aric Audio Super KT Push Pull monoblocks.

I have a Dennis Had Inspire SE High Output (17 watts with KT88) and I rotate between all of these same tubes except I use vintage Sylvania 6CA7 instead of Tesla EL34. 

mresseguie

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #22 on: 2 Sep 2020, 09:12 pm »
Four KT88 tubes in my Don Sachs Kootenay 120 amp.

I hope to someday hear some of the amps listed in this thread. As much as I love my amp, I cannot help but wonder what these others sound like with my speakers.

Michael

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #23 on: 2 Sep 2020, 09:59 pm »
4 -  SHUGUANG TREASURE KT88-Z with Don Sachs Kootenay 120 amp.



bernayschnecken

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #24 on: 3 Sep 2020, 01:17 am »
Using the stock Golden Voice KT88's in my Kootenay 120 from 2017. Ordered a quartet of Genelex Gold Lion reissues as a backup and comparison.

Wig

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #25 on: 3 Sep 2020, 04:23 am »
Sold my previous KT88 amp with Shuguang WE Plus Tubes when I switched to a full range efficient speaker but stumbled upon a great sounding 3 way speaker and have them paired up with a Luxman MQ-88 UC KT88 Triode Amp fitted with Black Treasure KT88Z; this amp is more resolving, holographic and transparent than my Coda 18 Watts Class A Solid-State Amp...

There's nothing like the sound of tubes when paired with the right equipment. :thumb:

Wig :D

fredgarvin

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #26 on: 3 Sep 2020, 03:22 pm »
I alternate between  Tung-Sol 7581A and Gold Lion KT77. Both have virtues.

marc513

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #27 on: 3 Sep 2020, 05:32 pm »
I have a NAT 2SE2SE poweramp it uses a pair of Psvane 211 T11 premium tubes . I have had amps that use EL34 and 845 output tubes .

knotscott

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #28 on: 3 Sep 2020, 06:28 pm »
I've got two VTA-70s in a vertical bi-amp configuration - the tubes on the woofer channels are different than the tubes on the mid/tweet channels:

- Nesstone EL-34/6CA7 on woofers

- Electro-Harmonix EL-34EH on the mids/tweeters

Houston Kid

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #29 on: 3 Sep 2020, 10:49 pm »
EL34 in my Decware Torii. The treble is a little strong for me, but the amp has a treble knob that does a nice job of reducing it.

30 Ounce

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #30 on: 3 Sep 2020, 11:06 pm »
16 Sovtek 6550WE in a pair of Audio Research Classic 120's.  They had really worn out Audio Research labeled (made in China) KT88's in when I got them a couple weeks ago.  New tubes really brought them back to life!

rajacat

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #31 on: 4 Sep 2020, 12:19 am »
Genalex Golden Lion 300B's in Tube Fantasy SET monoblocks.

Jarbs

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #32 on: 4 Sep 2020, 12:35 am »
Allnic M2500 with KR PX25 in push pull for 20W. Better low end than 300b. Plenty for my Daedalus speakers.

oldnuke

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #33 on: 4 Sep 2020, 05:44 am »
300B, 2A3, 45 currently.  845 and 211 in this years builds.

tdangelo

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #34 on: 4 Sep 2020, 12:49 pm »
4x GU50 and 4x KT150

bolly

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #35 on: 4 Sep 2020, 02:37 pm »
GEC smoked glass KT66 in triode :)

A_shah

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #36 on: 6 Sep 2020, 08:31 am »
I'm looking at getting into a 300B for my Tekton Double Impact SE's..
I'm Still very new to tubes..
I own a Decware, Zen Mystery Amp and a Odyssey Audio, Stratos Extreem ++ amp...
They are both respectable amps, but I'm looking for an amp that will let me hear 90-99% of the music at VERY low volume levels (Between a Talking and a Whisper level ,50-60 db)..

Aric Audio , has my attention..
I'm looking at his Special 300b..

What are your guys thoughts on making this move towards ordering an Aric Audio 300b for my Tekton's..



Look atThe Boyuurange A50 MkIII s recently reviewed by Steve Guttenberg for 300B amp

Asghar

A_shah

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #37 on: 6 Sep 2020, 08:51 am »
 Golden Voice KT88's in my QuickSilver Mono 60 amps, would like to hear sometimes in the future 300B , Allnic  PX24 ,  & 2A3  mono amps .

Asghar

yeldarb

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #38 on: 6 Sep 2020, 07:53 pm »
Old IEC branded matched set of Mulllards in my Norh SE9.

nature boy

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #39 on: 6 Sep 2020, 08:05 pm »
Quad of TungSol 7027A's in my 25th Anniversary Decware Mystery Amplifier.

NB