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In Reply to: RE: Paraglow 2a3 SET posted by audiophilewannabe on January 30, 2017 at 14:03:06
No adjustment. There is a lot of debate about the "best" 2A3. Most of the popular current production tubes are listed on the URL below. Ones that are not there, namely 3 different types of Emission Labs (EML) 2A3 tubes , can be found at JAC music.
You really should search or ask the tube question on the Bottlehead forum.
Frihed is correct that you will get better answers on the BottleHead forum under "Legacy Products" from the designers. There were a couple of variations...what is your driver tube?
It is direct-coupled with a strong turn-on. Not all my old stock tubes liked it, but coil spring Sylvania did well. New production tube didn't seem to have a problem. EML tubes weren't recommended. Again, BottleHead is the best place for accurate answers.
OPTs were EXO-035 or 036...one is 8 ohm, the other 16 ohm(I forget which are which, but they are nickel )
Good amps worth using!
I'll go to BottleHead forum. Since I'm already here I'll continue on. The driver tubes are 5965..does that make sense?? According to the fellow I got it from the Kit was assembled by "Tube Guru", I don't really know who they are, I suppose he is saying that it was professionally put together. Because its a direct coupled, they installed a standby switch, works like a mute..I really like what I hear so far. I'm currently using a Yamamoto A08S and they are very close, I'm actually leaning towards the 2A3. That being said I need to hear them more.
The 5965 was used in the original Paraglow kit.
They would need to know that to help you at BottleHead.
The EXO-36 are 16 ohm secondary
The EXO-35 are 8 ohm
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