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