Cary Audio SLP-5 Preamp Tube Replacement.

Hello Guys,

I have stock tubes in my Cary SLP-05 and want to replace them with Psvane CV181-T MKII (6SN7) or you have any other recommendations? I am hoping you can help me if I need to buy all eight tubes or I can do with less tubes. I hope they fit in Cary and which slots I should replace them in? I only use RCA cables and not balanced cables. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks.



Very curious to see how the tubes work out for you! I’m about to finish building a Tubes4HiFi SP14 preamp and will be needing to order a quad of 6SN7’s for it.


Been leaning towards the Black Treasure CV181, but have read good things about the Linlai E-6SN7’s. otherwise it’s going to be some NOS Sylvania.


The prices from AliXpress are really good on the Linlai. 

@couger4u  , I meant to ask you who you ordered from?  (I may want to upgrade in those four sockets myself.)

@immatthewj I ordered from AliExpress as they have the lowest prices as @perkri said. Viva tubes has them, but the price is about $100 more. The expected delivery is March 8th. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I've been using various 6SN7s (GTBs in my case) and found that NOS GEs sound best for my tastes, and last a really long time.