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In Reply to: RE: GE MILITARY STOCK 12AU7 My new 12AU7 favorite posted by TGT on March 25, 2021 at 17:05:12
I believe this table is from Steve Hoffman Forums.
I generally agree with the gist of the table IME.
That is from Tube World's owner, Brendan.
Tre is adamant about the 12au7 being 'distorted' in his word. Apparently it does not have the wide linear swings on a tube curve and harder to implement. I would prefer if he used 'non-linear' because I'm a Marshall amp 'distortion' guy and that's just me. There is one brand not on the list, Tungsram, and it's very nice also, but this list is vague and difficult to aurally distinguish. Words are not enough and people may end up buying all of them.
I have several preamps one of which is a Transcendent preamp, all tubes are 12au7, and although it can drive load with long lengths of cable there is little difference aurally between all the tubes in this list so the circuit used is important.
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