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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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leica m3

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #40 on: 8 Sep 2020, 03:21 am »
6973 in a pair of Ampex mono blocks.
EL84 in the Bottlehead Seductor
6DN7 in the Bottlehead SEX.

opnly bafld

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #41 on: 8 Sep 2020, 03:26 am »
6973 in a pair of Ampex mono blocks.

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gnitta

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #42 on: 8 Sep 2020, 04:14 pm »
Matched quad of 5881’s.  I also roll in 7581’s. The amp is an Audio Note Soro signature SE.

jmdavidson87

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #43 on: 18 Sep 2020, 05:05 am »
I have Osram PX-25’s in my Art Audio SET amp.

Escott1377

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #44 on: 18 Sep 2020, 11:30 am »
Right now it’s an octet of KT77’s in my mono blocs and a pair of EML mesh 300B’s in my pre.

rockadanny

Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #45 on: 18 Sep 2020, 04:23 pm »
Pair of 6C33C per mono-block



vonnie123

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #46 on: 18 Sep 2020, 09:05 pm »
Dual 1626 - Kenzie Encore Headphone amp/ preamp.

onethousandanswers

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #47 on: 30 Dec 2020, 09:00 pm »
Just did a lengthy tube trial for my Octave v110 and here are my rankings
1. Psvane EL34-PH
2. Shuguang Black Treasure 6CA7 / Tesla EL34 (tie)
4. SED Winged EL34
5. Electro Harmonix 6CA7 / Siemens EL34
7. Tung Sol KT120

I was surprised that the NOS Siemens didn't perform as well as I'd expected. I could probably live with most of these tubes except for the KT120s.

decooney

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #48 on: 30 Dec 2020, 10:34 pm »
KT150 by TungSol

- preceded by a triode 6SN7 tube preamp,
- and dual-triode 12AU7 / 12AT7 small input and driver tubes in each mono block tube amp. 

Provides open air transparency, power, with a nice tone and balance with the triode preamp and amp input tubes in the signal path.

jjss49

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Re: Which Output Tubes Are In Your Main System..?
« Reply #49 on: 31 Dec 2020, 02:42 am »
depends on which amp i am running -- trying several to drive my new spatials to figure out the best match

old stock mullard or tesla el34's in linear tube audio zotl40 ref amp
new tungsol kt120 in arc ref 75 amp
svetlana wing c 6550c in arc vt100-2
new gold lion kt88 in arc ref 110

still figuring it out...