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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    The Black Treasures are the driver tubes in the Audio Mirror amps. Very nice indeed and Vlad suggested them to me. He told me he felt they were the best driver tube match for his amplifiers.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    VT-99 is a great tube. The Phillips brand are quite good.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    I do have the Phillips Rectifier in the Dennis Had Dragon Inspire and the 6sl7's input tubes for the Audio Mirror are also a NOS Phillips.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    Now that I am sticking with the Audio Mirror amps I decided to do some rolling again.

    The 1952 Sylvania Chrome Dome are very detailed, maybe even a tad too much. They produce a very forward image (which really surprises me). Excellent impact... maybe a tad too much in your face for my taste.

    The 1956 CBS 5692 Brown Base are very nice. Inviting and musical in every way. They draw me into the music much more so then the Sylvania's.

    The Black Treasures are a bit over-sized and because the porcelain base is bigger they do not fit snug to the tube connector because there are chassis nuts that interfere. Vlad says this is not an issue, they are making plenty enough contact. They are pretty amazing in every way. Everything I like about the CBS is brought to an even higher level.

    I had a pair of RCA Gray Glass VT231 and have tried a couple others. The RCA ended up being a little noisy, but very nice image! Anything else worth considering?
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    https://www.google.com/search?q=vt99...Hd1C_yZ83n7nM:
    of the best 6sn7 I own. Yes ugly but very good
    hyper detailed but slightly warm to hide it a bit
    i use them in two head headphone amps
    also low noise floor and slightly less gain then some 6sn7 tubes
    to get better I need to go to SET Versions of 6sn7 they need dual adaptors to use two in one socket on amp or premap.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    Thank you... I have been a bit concerned with using adapters. Afraid that I will get the incorrect one and end up damaging my amp or something ....
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    Re: Suggestions for 6SN7 Tubes

    Now if you really want to go off the deep end you can replace the 6SL7's by using a 7F7 & an adapter.
    Dick Olsher really likes the "7" series of Loktal tubes.
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