Finally arrived. Â The expectation was I’d be paddling through rolling waves of mid-range. Â That’s not happening. Â These things are dynamic and they have drive. Â The tone is crazy. Â It’s like the music is coming from another dimension Â 🙂
The bass is powerful and wrenching (yet still liquid) exploding out into the room from the bottom center of Â soundstage. Â The upper-mid rangeÂ percussionÂ is just splatting in mid-air directly in front of the speakers. Â The vocals are positioned in the dead center….just smooth, Â soft and airy. Â The highs have sparkle and rainbow over the speakers. Â There’s lots of space surrounding the different sounds and instruments.
These are grand slam kind of tubes. Â The ability to totally take over the room. Â Every sound is pronounced. Â Some sounds are tight and defined, while some are liquid and wet. Â And some somehow manage to do both.
I’ve only been listening for 5 hours, or so. Â Totally different than the Westinghouse tubes I just pulled out, but definitely on par. Â So my gf will come over “i don’t know, i don’t really hear a difference”. Â Fine, then you can go home Â Â 🙂
Mullard CV491 Long Plates Cage Getter – 5 Stars