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In Reply to: RE: here's a nice... posted by Michael Samra on March 11, 2017 at 14:33:15
They were fantastic, too...certainly the sweetest sounding....
That's what I have most of along with the RCA 6L6gc black plates.I have at least 81 of those KT66 Gray glass with 17 of them being NOS/NIB.The RCA black plate 6L6gc I have 111 last count and the 6L6g,about 93 of those.
When the New Sensor Genelex KT66 matched the sound of the gray glass,I literally parked them.It also caused the vintage prices on KT66 GECs to take a major hit.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" H. L. Mencken
You have said several times that the Gold Lion reissue KT66 equals the GEC gray glass KT66. I have been running them in my amp quite a bit over the last year and agree they are an excellent sounding tube. But......in my humble opinion they are not the equal of the greyglass. They have a more "modern sound" to them-- brighter and less rich in the midrange. Less of the "midrange magic" that the greyglass (and to a lesser extent the clear glass GEC) provide.
Check Ebay to see the ridiculous prices vintage KT66 are going for. Even hamfest tube dealers are charging $100 and up per tube these days. Very thankful that the reissues are a good sounding tube. But the greyglass are still the best ( except for those 350s maybe- never been able to find a quad to try).
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