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    Default tube-fusion.!

    Or tube confusion....

    I wish there was a forum were I could find people that have Cary V12`s

    I have been wanting to retube the `ol V12 for sometime now, but I`m not sure what to do...

    I remember awhile back , TroyD was telling me that Tung-sol 6550`s were the way to go....and I have been looking into it, but Tung-sol does not make EL84`s or 6922`s.

    So waht do I do?
    The V12 uses 12ea KT-88/6550, 2ea EL84`s and 2ea 6922`s
    The Cary Pre Amp uses 4ea 6sn7`s
    The Jolida CDP use 2ea 12ax7`s

    That`s alot of different tubes !!

    I would think that if I was to match all the tubes from the same maker, that it would sound better/more uniform....right?

    With all the different tubes in the mix, the combinations are staggaring if you mix brands and/or types.

    I would like to use Tung-Sol 6550`s , but what brand/type of 6922`s and EL84`s would be the ones to match them ?

    I guy could go broke trying to find the "right combo"....and still not find it !!


    I am using SED Winged EL34`s and JJ EL84/6922`s and while it sounds really good, I get much more power from the KT88/6550 tubes..
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    Jolida JD-100 CDP
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    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
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    This might help, http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...&procsrch&3&4&

    I would think that if I was to match all the tubes from the same maker, that it would sound better/more uniform....right?
    Doubtful, very doubtful.
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    thanks Jesse
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    But, of course my friend.
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    Thanks Jesse
    Just what I needed too!!
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    after reading awhile, I have found that most prefer the tubes that I have (in other types/brands of amps).

    I just rolled the Pope`s out of the SLP-98 Pre , and put in a matched set of EH`s...
    It`s alittle more clinical, but it does have tighter highs (crisper)

    These tubes still need some break in time...we shall see
    The Hytron`s (Jan) are runing in the buffer section, and they were up front previously...I like them....now !
    Not so much before they had a couple hundred hours on them
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    The JJ 6922 are the closest to European NOS IMO.
    The EH 6SN7 are very very good. Too bad I can't say the same about their X7 series.

    You should have a look at the new re-issues like Mullard, Gold Lion, Tung-Sol, etc. They're getting some very good reviews.
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    Those are the 3 choices that I have been investigating !!

    If and when funds allow, I will probably try all three....just not sure if I`m going KT-88 or 6550, or maybe EL-34`s

    I am running SED "Winged" C`s (EL-34) at the moment, and they sound really good , IMO
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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