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RE: 12au7 / 5814 tubes for preamp audition

I also favor the 50's - early 60's Heerlen tubes. I presently use
E88CC's and in the past used 12ax7's. I have never heard one that I
didn't like and some are/were stunning in my equipment.

I didn't want to "break the bank" on a preamp that I may not
purchase. If I do end up making the switch, after breaking in and
assessing it, then certainly I'd like to hear what a pair of Amperex
LP with tilted foil getters sound like, I had the same tube in a CAL
Sigma (12ax7) and it was amazing. As the prices for a known good pair
of 7316's with d getters approaches what a pair of 7L3 pinched waist
E88CC's are then that would be in the plans but down the road. Many
thanks for your input.

Happy listening, Wood


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