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Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
Yes, those are the ones I bought @tksteingraber.  The lettering on both pairs of mine are horizontal, just like in that link. However, I got mine from an diff seller: atop authentic auction. I also bought a quad of the  Linlai WE 300B from them. T... 
Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes
I too have been a big fan of the NU 6f8g round plates, and I have been using them for quite a while. However, recently I have rolled in the Linlai Elite 6SN7s, and they are fantastic tubes, worthy of replacing the NU 6f8gs in my rig. I find the Li... 
300b lovers
@donsachs based on your ears, and others I trust (e.g. Aric from Aric Audio) the Linlai’s will be a great choice for the $$. At 1/3rd of the cost of the real WEs, I don’t expect them to be WEs..… just looking for a reasonable 300b solution without... 
300b lovers
.... and those treasure globes look SO COOL!! 😁 I'm also waiting for a quad of those Linlai WE300Bs.  I have not heard them, but all indicators point to them being quite close to THE REAL WEs.  Time will tell!  
300b lovers
+1 @donsachs ... I agree with the Linlai E-6SN7 tubes.  I have a pair in my Aric Audio Super 6SN7 preamp, and it sounds "super" indeed. The Linlai are just so perfectly balanced in the preamp; nothing calls attention to itself; they are just as m... 
AGD Audion GaN Class D In The House
For all you AGD Audion mkII owners out there, what power cords have you found that get the best out of the monoblocks? The included pair is decent, but I think they can be bettered, so looking for real tried and true suggestions. 😉  
What do you put underneath floorstanding speakers?
Interesting that nobody mentioned springs underneath their speakers.  I put 6 under my 70-something pound speakers, and the improvement was stunning, regardless of their cheap $26 per 4 of them. The bass tightened up noticeably, and the soundstage... 
300b lovers
Why the radio silence folks??? Where are the impressions from the show? Inquiring minds wanna know!  
There's No Question
Great thread… I started on the Tekton bandwagon with a pair of the Impact Monitors (well, actually had a pair of Lores back in the day, but todays multi-driver arrays are vastly superior, imo). The monitors are tremendous values for sound and imag... 
Grant Fidelity Treasure Globe 6SN7 SE
Thankfully no microphonic issues exist in my GF Globes! Thanks @atmasphere !  
Grant Fidelity Treasure Globe 6SN7 SE
Despite my skepticism, I went for a pair of the GF Treasure Globes about 6 mos. ago.  Frankly, they shocked me at how good they sound.  I also have an excellent Aric Audio preamp (a "near" Motherlode II I would call it), and the Globes are as goo... 
Who Offers a Highly Musical Preamp using a 6SN7 tube and a remote?
That is a good heck of a list of 6SN7 preamps where one can be happy with any one of those. As for me, I am using an Aric Audio preamp(close to the Motherload II build, but not quite) with my Pass XA-25 for at least 18 mos. or more now, and there... 
Anyone running a tube preamp with a Pass XA25?
Absolutely.... My Pass XA25 is fed by an Aric Audio Special 6SN7 linestage. Stellar match! 
Aric Audio's Motherlode II line-stage keep me up all last night
@jake18aa - congrats, you hit the Motherlode :)! Seriously though, congrats on your Aric preamp, and I couldn’t agree with you more! I have an upgraded, kicked up Aric Special 6SN7 preamp that gets pretty close to the Motherlode II, and it’s an en... 
Aric Audio Systems Unlimited Preamp
I will have to agree with other posters here regarding the Aric Audio preamps. I have a Special 6SN7 line stage (for 6 mos. now) which has been upgraded to 85-90% of the Motherload II preamp, and it is pure music in my system. Great soundstage, mi...