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Old 11-06-2017, 07:34 AM
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Back when we were trying them (I think Florida Boy introduced them here), Dennis thought they were fine to run in the SEP amps. He even designed an amp around the tube. (edit: here it is along with his comments..... https://www.audioaficionado.org/show...081#post718081)

I remember being very impressed with them. But memory fades. Keep trying new tubes, on and on... . There are many combos that are great, though different from each other.
Guilty as charged. They sounded quite good in the beginning but... I don't recall if I used a 5Y3 with them.

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Old 11-06-2017, 03:02 PM
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Analog Addict wrote: "Dennis' PSE with 6V6s, A just completed SET(P) with KT-77s, and Tony's SEP with EL34's. We switched Tony's from pentode to strapped triode, and made a big improvement to my ears. Also changed the KT-77s out for KT88s on the middle unit".

Even though I've never listened to an Inspire SEP, I have one from another manufacturer. The difference between my Triode-strapped Inspire and the SEP is quite evident when running any mid to large Pentodes or Kink-Tetrodes. I allocate an important portion of those improvements to the Triode configuration, as the other manufacturer is no slouch.

You guys may remember me ranting about the EL34 being probably the most capable of tapping all the potential of Pentodes strapped as Triodes given their internal structure. So, I'm not surprised you found switching EL34's to a Triode configuration made evident improvements. Now, I'm wondering if ...

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Anyone over here interested in a quad of Stromberg-Carlson labelled 7408s? Think they were made by GE. Not sure how I ended up with them, but have no use in either of my current amps.

Couldn't agree more on folks take on triode vs ultralinear. Both of my current amps (Cary SLI-80 & CJ Classic Sixty SE) sound best in triode. The Cary with GL KT88s and the CJ with GL KT77s are the best to my ears.
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Anyone over here interested in a quad of Stromberg-Carlson labelled 7408s? Think they were made by GE. Not sure how I ended up with them, but have no use in either of my current amps.

Couldn't agree more on folks take on triode vs ultralinear. Both of my current amps (Cary SLI-80 & CJ Classic Sixty SE) sound best in triode. The Cary with GL KT88s and the CJ with GL KT77s are the best to my ears.


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Old 11-12-2017, 06:30 PM
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Hi Guys. Been away for awhile. New project has me against the wall till April.

Just wanted to comment on the 6AR6 discussion. I tried them in both 6AR6 and 6098 iterations. I thought they sounded quite terrible in my setup and gave them away. No question. To my ears they were the worst of any tube I'd tried in my Inspire SET(P)
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