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    So I pulled the trigger on a Rogue Metis Magnum today which will be my first step into tubes. The unit has 2 6SN7 tubes and I plan to enjoy the stock ones, but at some point try rolling some new tubes. My question is about a recommendation on replacment tubes and what does everyone use as a source for buying tubes? Thank you for your time.

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    congrats!!!!!!!!! I have a rogue 99 magnum pre with the 6sn7 tubes. My favorite NOS is Sylvania VT-231. Most Sylvania tubes sound good and cost factors into which models. For new production I love the Shuguang Black Treasure CV 181-Z (6sn7 equivalent)
    Enjoy the metis, rogue makes nice sounding equip
    Last edited by dhart86; 04-25-2013 at 09:54 PM.
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    Thought you were talkin Phish song. Love it !!!

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    Try some Sylvania JAN 6SN7 WGTA brown bases.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    Thought you were talkin Phish song. Love it !!!
    ...look at his location.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    ...look at his location.
    It might have had a double meaning.

    Where do most buy there tubes from? Ebay, CL, tubestore.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factorz View Post
    It might have had a double meaning.

    Where do most buy there tubes from? Ebay, CL, tubestore.com?
    mcshanedesign.com or .net can't remember. I just bought some power tubes from him a few weeks ago for my Cronus Mag.

    His customer service is top notch! Had to return them due to high test readings and he sent replacements very quickly.

    He answers e-mails too. I love my Rogue even though I don't know squat about hi-fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factorz View Post
    It might have had a double meaning.

    Where do most buy there tubes from? Ebay, CL, tubestore.com?
    If you know what you're looking for ebay can be good. I've got some great NOS tubes off ebay. Just make sure the seller will accept returns in case they show up exhibiting microphonics or testing lower than advertised.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    congrats
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    Drop me an PM. I have a number of Sylvania 6SN7 pairs (6SN7GTA or 6SN7GTB) that I would pass along at a very attractive price. These were tested on my Hickok tester and matched. I acquired them from a fellow PF member a number of years ago, but no longer use the amps they were bought for.
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    Congrats as you picked up some high quality gear!

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    I like 1950's and earlier Sylvania and RCA 6SN7's but the Black Treasure CV181-Z is the best 6SN7 variant that I have heard or owned. I prefer them as driver tubes in my power amps that use them and I prefer them in my preamplifiers that use them as well
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