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Best current budget 300b?

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Posted on August 26, 2020 at 00:45:52
andy evans
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Recommendations please for the bottom end of the 300b models - say under $200 for a pair, maybe under $250 if it makes a big difference. Contenders I'm aware of include:

Shuguang 300b-98
Shuguang 300BA or 300BC
Psvane basic 300b
Psvane HiFi 300b
JJ 300b
EH 300b
EH Gold 300b
TJ Full Music solid plate
TJ Full Music mesh plate (above upper limit, $280)
Genalex Gold Lion (also upper limit in price)


Any others?

Any experiences with the above would be very welcome.

 

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RE: Best current budget 300b?, posted on August 26, 2020 at 17:16:00
Cut-Throat
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My Favorite .....

https://www.vivatubes.com/new-matched-pair-2-genalex-px300b-gold-pins-vacuum-tubes/






 

+1 (nt), posted on August 27, 2020 at 07:14:24
Vinyl Valet
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RE: Best current budget 300b?, posted on September 10, 2020 at 05:36:44
rodge827
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A lot depends on the driver your using. On my Charney Audio Companion horns with Omega RS7 drivers the Genelex was good and the JJ was very good! The JJ is a little more forward and harder sounding and helped to liven up the Omega RS7.




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I have old Sovteks, posted on November 29, 2020 at 15:17:51
richardl
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They are good and they are quiet. They were cheap when I bought them.

 

RE: Best current budget 300b?, posted on December 7, 2020 at 07:23:29
Rocket_Powered
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Can you elaborate on your findings on drivers that 'influence' the sound from the 300B?

My amp current uses EL34's as drivers (not sure if they are wired in triode mode) and am currently also using JJ's - I tried Sophia's and Shuguang Treasure 300B, and wondering if I should get a pair of the current Genelex.

 

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