I am totally new to the tube world, but I have a solid experience of the DIY hobby...
I plan to build the Dynaco Mark III monoblocks (http://triodeelectronics.com/trmk3tuampki.html) but as I also have a secondary and smaller HiFi system to power, I will maybe start by smaller monoblocks (like thes ones : http://www.oddwattaudio.com/ow77-88.html).
Both of them can use the KT88 tubes, but for the second I have the choice between the JJ KT88 and the JJ KT88BG (or no tubes at all).
As I am a newbie in the tubes world, I have 3 questions:
a-/.for the Dynaco Mark III monoblocks, what would be the "best" tube from a sonic view point: the KT88 or the 6550 ?
b-/.what is the "best" tubes betwen the JJ KT88 and the JJ KT88 BG (BlueGlass) ?
c-/.In both cases, because I have eared that the KT 88 Gold Lion are the best available KT88 tube, I would like to know if the best deal is not just as simple as to order the KT88 Gold Lion separately (i.e to order the kit without any tubes ?)
Thanks for your help, the experts !