Since we started this site in 2012, a lot of people contributed their reviews and ratings for various vacuum tubes. So 8 years have passed, which tubes have the highest rating?
Updated August 2nd, 2020
One of the criteria for this list was that a tube must have at least 10 votes. All ratings are based on 5 stars system. Each user is allowed to vote only once.
- First Place – Sylvania 6sn7GT Black T-Plates 3-holes Bad Boys (4.83, 12 votes)
- Second Place – Amperex 7316 Long Plates Foil Getter (4.78, 10 votes)
- Third Place – Tesla E83CC Gold Pins (4.69, 13 votes)
- Forth Place – Amperex 7062 USA (4.60, 10 votes)
- Fifth Place – Raytheon CK5814 Black Plates Triple Mica (4.5, 14 votes)
So no surprises here, these tubes are truly cream of the crop for audio vacuum tubes.
And the last place?
Golden Dragon 4-300B LX (2.4, 10 votes)
The most voted tubes also worth a mention. No surprise here, mostly, as most voted tubes are new production.
- New Production
- Tung-Sol KT150 Russia (3.42, 90 votes)
- Genalex Gold Lion PX300B (3.72, 81 votes)
- Psvane 12au7-T (3.21, 76 votes)
- Old Stock
- Tesla E88CC Gold Pins (3.49, 64 votes)
- Tesla ECC802S (3.82, 57 votes)
Thank you to all who contributed!
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