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    LOTS OF TUBES

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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    I did. You specifically mentioned that they would be used in your Supratek preamp. In my opinion they would not be suitable for that use. Might as well use a Sylvania on one side and an RCA on the other. Just my opinion of course.
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    I would not use the tubes in question in a preamp gain stage. They are different construction (top getter and bottom getter) and have different electrical characteristic. I believe you should use matching pairs for your preamp, meaning same make, same construction and similar electrical...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Hi highstream. From your description, it is hard to say for sure that the problem was caused by that tube though it may well have been. All tubes are microphonic to some degree. Since you are using the tubes in a preamp gain stage it is easier to hear the issue, if they were in a driver stage...
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    Morch dp8

    A picture of the rear counterweights and armboard spacers. I have put one of the regular spacers I used with the Tecnoarm to highlight the larger ones being used.
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    Morch dp8

    When I had Michell make the custom armboard for the dp8 I was told I would also need custom spacers (20 or 22mm I think) to get the arm high enough to use with the Orbe. If you are using the smaller spacers, that may be why the weights are so close to the armboard. Mine are well clear of the...
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    Morch dp8

    Hi User211 i have not had that problem. The counter weighs seem to have a inner rubber like surround that keeps them holding on to the rod. Maybe this dries out over time or your weights do not have this? If so you could probably order new counterweights from Moerch. Try Mehran at Sorasound he...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Hi Lowrider. I hope the Raytheons work well for you. They are a very good tube but as you know, you never know what will work best in a particular system. Since you use 6SN7 in so many spots, I’m sure you will find a place for them. Enjoy the roll!
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    Morch dp8

    Hi dart6. Moerch is now providing a template you can use for setting overhang. You can also use one of the alignment protractors on the market. I used the Dr. Friekert alignment protractor to set overhang and alignment. According to the dp8 instruction manual, overhang is correct with the...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    The 6SN7Ws sound like the brown base WGTs with the dryness much reduced and in its place a slight midrange bloom. Great tubes! I find all the Sylvania top getter tubes (even the GTAs which are a pretty nice tube for a reasonable price) to sound more linear and neutral than the bottom getter...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    I just came upon this thread, very interesting. 6SN7 is my favourite tube for rolling, so many different flavours! I have most of the tubes mentioned in this thread other than the TSRP. thomask, you do not mention the task this tube preforms in your amp, but I think they may be drivers for the...
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    Tube Supplier and cross reference thread

    There are some long running threads about Bangy bang tubes on Tube Asylum. Apparently not the most honest or honourable tube seller. I have not dealt with them myself.
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    Synergistic Research PHT

    I use the “Blue Velvet” on my Lyra Delos. It makes a big difference in soundstaging and natural flow. Things sound more real, less electronic. I have no idea how or why they work. But have tried numerous comparisons with and without on my cartridge. The PHT stays.
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    Morch dp8

    After living with the DP8 tonearm for a few weeks, just wanted to post a few comments for those who have some interest in this arm. Although I did post above that it was easy to set up, I did find find out that my initial set was not optimal. After spendping more time working on the lateral...
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    Morch dp8

    Thank you very much for your generous offer. I did use a Dr. Friekert alignment protractor as well as the cardboard protractor Moerch now provides. Setup was no problem as the new armboard provided by Michell precisely set the pivot to spindle distance at 212mm as called for (kudos to Michell...

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