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Old 06-19-2016, 09:40 PM
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I've read many post about the Psvanes sounding amazing, but not lasting at all.

Based on the sound you are looking for, you may like the tubes I use:

Tungsram 12AX7 / ECC83

But, they are expensive.... Many reviewers have said it lasts between 5000-10000 hrs tough, so one pair will suffice for your listening habits.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:34 AM
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I have 4 NOS Tungsram 12ax7's as well and for me, they sounded too vintage in my system. They were very "tubey." It's definitely nice if that's what works in your system, but they sounded congested and nasal sounding in mine.
They seem unique compared to new production tubes although I thought they most resembled the JJ 12ax7 sound, with additional density to the sound.
Nonetheless, the purchase kind of prompted me to get away from tubes, altogether.
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If you don't know where to toss the "tubey" sound tubes.....

I have extra room at home.



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Old 06-20-2016, 07:53 PM
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If you don't know where to toss the "tubey" sound tubes..... I have extra room at home. Sent from my iPhone using A.Aficionado
Me too but I'm now second choice. BTW the Tungsram tubes is one of the best tubes ever made. Just sayin...
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:51 AM
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Ha! I probably will part with them. They have an hour or so on them, tops.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:34 AM
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I hit my first speed bump with the Psvanes. Playing some '60s tunes from the compilation Rock 'n Roll Relix, put out by Polygram in 1996, the sound was bright enough to be somewhat annoying. I turned it down a little and it was okay. True, material from that era is often bright to begin with, but if a tube can render such things more listenable I'm all for it.

What I might do, after the Psvanes get their 30 hours (15:23 currently), is put the JJs back in and play the same material. Other than this one potential hiccup, the Psvanes have been quite good.
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I hit my first speed bump with the Psvanes. Playing some '60s tunes from the compilation Rock 'n Roll Relix, put out by Polygram in 1996, the sound was bright enough to be somewhat annoying. I turned it down a little and it was okay. True, material from that era is often bright to begin with, but if a tube can render such things more listenable I'm all for it.

What I might do, after the Psvanes get their 30 hours (15:23 currently), is put the JJs back in and play the same material. Other than this one potential hiccup, the Psvanes have been quite good.
Charles.......You obviously chose the wrong Psvane 12AX7 tubes. This is the one you should have purchased. .



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Charles.......You obviously chose the wrong Psvane 12AX7 tubes. This is the one you should have purchased. .



Nah, the logo's in the wrong place.
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Charles.......Never mind where the Psvane logo is, this is definitely your tube. You want more bass just turn down the treble. You want a brighter top end, turn it up. This Psvane tube is only available in China, but I am positive they can be special ordered. You REALLY need a pair of these. .

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VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, Sony DTC-59ES DAT, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:36 PM
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Charles.......Never mind where the Psvane logo is, this is definitely your tube. You want more bass just turn down the treble. You want a brighter top end, turn it up. This Psvane tube is only available in China, but I am positive they can be special ordered. You REALLY need a pair of these. .

Dan,

If all the threads I have read about this tube are true, then this will be the only pair he will have to replace very soon without reaching the break-in period since it will just reach the break period.

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