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grinnell
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VA 350B sounds pretty good
03/30/13 at 21:30:34
 
So I did some overtime and sprung for a pair of the Valve Art 350B tubes for $40.00.

Sound pretty darn good.  Very big presence/soundstage, airy maybe less bass then the 40's RCA 6v6G St i had in there.

My reference LP is Zappa's Apostrophe

The pins do seem thicker than the other power tubes like Reflektor and the RCA's.  Hope it doesn't cause any loose sockets.
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Re: VA 350B sounds pretty good
Reply #1 - 04/01/13 at 02:13:26
 
I recall buying some Chinese adapters that had that 8 pin socket. The pins on those adapters were fat and I also wondered whether they would cause undue wear. Maybe the VA 350B will be good for acoustic material where you need that big sound-stage. Then a good 6L6 will expand the sound-stage measurably.
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grinnell
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Re: VA 350B sounds pretty good
Reply #2 - 04/06/13 at 03:38:27
 
Well after a few days of the VA 350B i missed the punch the RCA 6v6g st's from the 40's have.  swapped back out.

So..... keep an eye on the classifieds  i might send them on.

They sounded nice but lacked that punch in the bass.  Very airy open sound but.....
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