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What is your preferred 5687 tube for the DAC4.1, and what are the main differences:
-General Electric ?
Thanks for your feedback
I have tried Tung Sol 5687 D-Getter, Philips E182CC and the GE 5687 WB that came with the DAC4.1 kit. Everytime I go back to the GE, I like it a lot. It seems the most "balanced" sounding tube of the lot with a VERY deep sound stage. (which I like)
I'm using a pair of NOS Tungsol black plate 5687s. Punchy yet smooth and extended on both ends. Tried them in my L4 preamp over the weekend and like them so much there to (same line board) that I've already ordered another pair!
Interesting: where do you order the Tungsol Blackplate from ? I may order pair to compare them with my current Raytheon.
Have you already compared your Tungsol to another brand ?
I found the Black Plate TungSols from Tempo Electric. You'll be dealing with Joe Levy who also makes some pretty darn good ICs and power cords too.
I haven't compared them to anything but what came in my DAC, sorry.
I completed my L4 Remote last Wednesday and it's burning in. I rolled in the TungSol and liked the sound enough to order a pair for it too.
The L4 and DAC 4.1 (and Mach2 music server), makes for a pretty stout front end. I'm looking forward to building a pair of Interstage Monos next:-)
Thank you very much for the info,
I just wait for other advices from guys having tried different 5687 tubes in their DAC3 / DAC 4...
GE grey plates from the '60s.
I use a Stello U3 converter via AES from a DIY fanless PC server.
Definately more texture and spaciality over the previous W4S DAC-2 via its own USB.
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