Snoop65 wrote:The close second for me is the Telefunken smooth plate 12AX7.
Well I was talking about vacuum tubes with my mechanic and he told me he would bring the microphone amp over that I gave him...I dont remember giving him a microphone amp...lol Come to find out, it came from my church a few years back when they "upgraded" to solid state.
Anyway to make a long story short it had a pair of Telefunken smooth plate 12AX7's in it
Lets just say they sound awesome in the phono preamp...I may be liking these a little better than thr 5751's.
Wow that's great!!!! Right now I'm trying out some borrowed Sylvania black plate gold label triple mica 5751's. Haven't.listened to them at length yet but my initial impression is they sound great and at least equal to the GE tubes I use. Since I changed power cables on my amp the sound change was significant enough that I will try the Telefunkens again. I want to get some ribbed plate Telefunkens because I hear they are a little warmer.
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