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Impressions of Amperex 6085 tube in ZP3 and ZROCK (Read 919 times)
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Impressions of Amperex 6085 tube in ZP3 and ZROCK
01/29/18 at 00:15:50
 
I just bought a pair of these and besides Lon's recent impressions in the ZROCK I know nothing about them.  Has anyone used them in the ZP3?  I'm too lazy to search.  Watching the film "The Odd Couple"...  :)

PS...I just found a post from September 2016 where I asked this same question.  No one responded.
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Re: Impressions of Amperex 6085 tube in ZP3 and ZROCK
Reply #1 - 01/29/18 at 00:56:44
 
I've been asking the same thing!  I used a Philips (made in Holland) that might be the same as the Amperex in my ZP3.  I took it out recently as I thought it was making the highs a bit harsh.  I didn't seem to have that issue with a National (made in France 6085) which I liked.  I'm back to using my Raytheon 12AU7.

Put it in and let us know what you think.
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Re: Impressions of Amperex 6085 tube in ZP3 and ZROCK
Reply #2 - 01/29/18 at 01:34:16
 
The Phillips and Amperex 6085 made in Holland are the same tube.  The 6085 was also made in Hungary by Tungsram.  I wasn't aware of a French version.

Yes, I will try it and report.  Mark.
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Re: Impressions of Amperex 6085 tube in ZP3 and ZROCK
Reply #3 - 01/29/18 at 02:50:45
 
In reading the gain for the 6085 is 27 vs 17 for the 12AU7...so a more forward sound might be expected.  Might be interesting in the ZP3 in the second system with 2.3 WPC Monos.  I'll try them everywhere though...
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"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, deceptions, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Hell. Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare
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