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.



@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. 

@immatthewj I have the LinLai E-6SN7 tubes in all 6 sockets since I used the SLP-05 balanced.  I don't use headphones so I have cheap throw away tubes in the other two sockets.  It has never been clear to me if you could leave those sockets empty or not.

I have only used the E-6SN7 tubes.  I have no experience with any of LinLai's cheaper tubes but I have tried different 300B tubes from them and generally I think you get what you pay for when you move up their product line.  I only buy from Aliexpress and don't think the premium from Viva or the other US vendors is worth anything despite their claims otherwise.