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“The Tungsram are brighter on the high frequencies anda little coolerregarding the midrangeproducing accurate sonics without beingthe least bit sterile sounding in my applications.” Read
“Tungsram sounds much more precise, open, and clear, with more resolution top-to-bottom.” Read
Siemens 5814 Triple Mica
“The Siemens is energetic, precise, and dynamic, the tube I like to wake up a sleepy or softish vintage. Very quiet, with extended powerful bass.” Read
Ken-Rad (GE) 5814 Carbon Plates
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RCA 5814 Black Plates
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RCA 5814 Black Plates 3 Mica
” great sounding sub for 12AU7, low noise, sweet sound, great bass”
“like most RCA tubes does everything well, with a good natural timbre and sense of authority through the whole range, while also open and quiet.” Read
Sylvania JHS 6189 Black Plates
“very good tube top to bottom – rivals the Amperex.” Read
“…neutral, clean school of sound and can “hit the spot” in many situations. ” Read
Sylvania JHS 5814 Black Plates Triple Mica
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Raytheon CK 5814 Windmill Getter
Again 🙁 no reviews found on the web. General consensus that this is one of the best 12au7/5814 tubes. See our review…Continue reading
Bottlehead Crack headphone amplifier
I had my eyes on Crack for quite some time. I’m going though phases of getting different types of tube amp -PP, SET, Hybrid, OTL – and comparing them to one anoher. Now it was time for OTL (Output Transformer Less) and based on my research one of the best representatives of the OTL amplifiers is Bottlehead Crack (price $279).
Crack comes in form of a kit or the company can put it together for you. I decided to go DIY route – it’s much more fun like that and I would be more familiar with internal structure of the amp that way. It took me 2 weeks to get the package in the mail – Eileen from Bottlehead was very helpful and responsive – kudos to the company that not only provides a well regarded product, but also has great people working there.