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Old 08-25-2018, 09:27 AM
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Hmmm... I didn't bother with the GN8S's on my Freya as I "assumed" that Schiit offered the Tung Sols and an "upgrade" because they sounded better? Anyway, it took them (Tung Sol 6N7's) a LONG time to break in (burn in) but they are sounding nice now. I may have to try those coin base Sylvania 6N7's! Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:53 PM
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There are some reports that the coin-base 6SN7 are highly microphonic. But there are several stories out there about tubes which don't hold up to close scrutiny. For example, many people hold the red base 5692 up as a premium 6SN7 and outrageous prices are paid for them. However for audio applications, they are a very mediocre tube. Likewise people pay a premium to get the VT-231 "military" version of a 6SN7. There is nothing different about a VT-231, manufacturers simply relabeled them so as to be compatible with military inventory standards.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:10 AM
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As always, my ying may be your yang. I've never found the high$$ tubes to be worth the money (some of the Tels, Bugle Boys, etc.). Have been able to find very nice sounding tubes at reasonable cost. To my ears, the GL labeled modern tubes sound good. Too bad they don't offer a 6SN7.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:38 PM
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How is this preamp compare to mcintosh c2600?
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:26 AM
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As always, my ying may be your yang. I've never found the high$$ tubes to be worth the money (some of the Tels, Bugle Boys, etc.). Have been able to find very nice sounding tubes at reasonable cost. To my ears, the GL labeled modern tubes sound good. Too bad they don't offer a 6SN7.
About two months ago I "gave in" and ordered some 1953 vintage GE 6SN7GTA's for Freya's driver stage - wow what a difference: warmer, more 3D, punchier. So I then ordered a set of early 60's GE 6SN7GTB's and put them in the buffer section of Freya and again - things got a little sweeter and more 3D. So .... I'm now NOS tubes convert. The GE's absolutely trounce the new production Tung Sol "upgrade" tubes from Schiit.
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Have been "surfing around" looking for a preamp to go with my newly refurbished Kenwood L-07M mono-block amps and see that the Freya has been 'up-graded' to the FreyaS (solid-state/passive $599) or the Freya+ (tubes/SS/passive $899). While I've found the previous Schitt I've owned to be 'good' rather than 'great', am thinking I would rather give the Freya+ a try (with a 15-day return policy & 5yr warranty) as opposed to going with something used for considerably more and the possibility of problems. A real "+" for me is the fact I have a couple of dozen 6SN7s of various flavors and is one of my favorite tubes.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:49 AM
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Placed an order for a Freya S (solid state only) a couple of days ago and looking forward to receiving it.

The amp in our main system died and I will be using my trusty old NAD 320BEE with the Freya S. I can’t wait to try the volume control; From the pics out there it looks sweet.

I would appreciate any listening impressions/observations from Freya S owners. TIA

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