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Lonely Raven
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Re: DYING 6BQ7A
Reply #15 - 10/21/13 at 12:26:40
 

I'm not going to chance it. I messaged the seller and he said to toss it out, he's sending a new one. I just left him positive feedback.

Even with only 9 good ones, this is still quite a deal. I do like the dry, detailed sound these have and I plan on sharing them with my good friend who also has an SE84-A and probably hasn't changed his tubes since I gave him a set 10 years ago.

I'm sorta on the lookout for another SE84-A, I've been wanting to run a pair of these in mono since day one to see what closer to 6 watts would sound like. But saving up for my Mystery amp comes first.

Thanks again for pointing these tubes out!
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Reply #16 - 10/27/13 at 12:34:20
 
I'll have to try this tube in the rest of the zens I have , not totally discounting the 6n1p,because IT is a very stable tube in the Decware  zens and torii amps. We must commend Rivieraranch for finding this fine alternative . Now to keep them from DYING?!?!?!
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Reply #17 - 10/27/13 at 21:13:32
 
So I had a listening session using these tubes with a good friend of mine that also has an SE84-A (unmodified), plus a non-audiophile friend with decent ear. We decided these tubes aren't warm enough or liquid enough (compared to stock 6N1P), but they are great for detail. Definitely nice to have around for a different flavor. They also run cooler with less heater draw.
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Re: DYING 6BQ7A
Reply #18 - 10/27/13 at 21:30:52
 
That has pretty much been my take with this tube type as well. And I put about a hundred hours or more on a pair. Not my cup of tea. But works well (electrically) and may be just the thing for someone else.
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Re: DYING 6BQ7A
Reply #19 - 12/16/13 at 12:20:33
 
Maybe it doesn't work in push ,pull amp (torii) , but it certainly does in the Superzen ,and maybe all Zens
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Re: DYING 6BQ7A
Reply #20 - 12/16/13 at 13:20:41
 
They work nicely in a pair in the CSP2 I have, though not as well in the input position.
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Re: DYING 6BQ7A
Reply #21 - 01/25/14 at 12:32:23
 
I know its late for this , however I always fall back to the 6n1p , just to make sure , the 6nip is back in there.
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