With a little time on my hands and a need to check out these new tubes, to make sure they were good, I compared them to my current ef 86, in my Z28. My current tube is an Amperex labeled Mullard made in Blackburn. It is the longer mesh style. I didn't do an extensive A/B but these were my impressions: The Valvo tube is excellent sounding across the spectrum. Nice tight bottom and clean high end. I thought the midrange had a little more grit to it than the Mullard, not in an offensive way but in a bluesy rock n roll way. I don't know if this is a gain related thing or just a property of the tube. I gusee i would describe the Mullard as being a touch more HI FI. Both great sounding tubes and certainly couldn't say one was better than the other. At current market prices the Valvo version may be a bargain. No idea how it compares to the Dario which seems to be a popular lower priced ef 86. I would love to hear from someone who has tried both! ArnieZ
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Argghh! ETA for power is Sunday midnight. Thank you for giving us all a place to vent. At least we have a generator and our house suffered zero damage from the storms.
Nov 1, 2019 13:25:37 GMT -7
Ed M.: Yup generator is humming along.....
Nov 1, 2019 13:45:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Yea! Our power's back on. They beat their estimate by two days! Yea!!!!!! Let's hope you're right behind Ed M.
Nov 1, 2019 18:15:14 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Almost every piece of gear I have except for my tuner has at least one knob. Those are for adjusting. PSA for the "too much bass" crowd.
Nov 14, 2019 9:10:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: cause we all know Too much bass increases "tube rattle"....
Nov 14, 2019 11:23:20 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Oh my goodness!!!
Nov 14, 2019 11:24:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7