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Mp29k
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Jun 27, 2018
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Got my DarkVoice. Really happy with it. I find the stock tubes quite good actually. The sound stage improved when I swapped in an RCA jan CRC 6AS7G, but you can effectively ignore the folks that say the stock tubes are so horrible they’re an immediate must replace. I actually like the sound of the stock 6SN7, which is good since the only other one I have is new produnction Electro Harmonix Gold, and hums horribly out of the box. Hoping it quiets down after the “72 hour” burn in procedure, but in the meantime, the stock one sounds great. Listening on HD6XX feeding it a signal from an ‘89 Sony Discman D-2 (line out).
Jun 27, 2018
Mp29k
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Jun 27, 2018
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Gsh2000
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Jun 27, 2018
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I thought the stock tubes sounded fine as well. Unfortunately my power tube started sparking inside so I was forced to replace it
Jun 27, 2018
Mp29k
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Jun 28, 2018
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what did you go with for a power tube? I can recommend both Jan-CRC 6asg7 and Thomson-CSF 6080WA
Jun 28, 2018
Gsh2000
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Jun 28, 2018
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I went with a tung sol 7236 which I think sounds pretty good but I'm not opposed to trying out other tubes as well
Jun 28, 2018
Mp29k
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Jun 29, 2018
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That one is next on my list! You get them from the guy on eBay that has a whole case of them?
Jun 29, 2018
Gsh2000
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Jun 29, 2018
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yeah i did lol, i wasn't too sure what the difference was with the white, black, and red labelled ones but i just picked up the white label because it was a little cheaper and it still sounds pretty good.
Jun 29, 2018
Mp29k
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Jun 29, 2018
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Haha, that’s the only thing keep My me from pulling the trigger. Weird pricing differences with no explanation.
Jun 29, 2018
Gsh2000
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Jun 29, 2018
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I even tried to look it up but couldn't find any details on it. Maybe it's just based on the year it was produced?
Jun 29, 2018
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