Would there be a marked difference in the 'sound' between a clear top and standard?
ps I haven't yet seen a clear top in 'person'
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sKiZo wrote:I'm a fan of the RCA clear tops ... at maybe $10 a pop, you can pay a lot more for a lot less.
RCA tubes in general are surprisingly good. Currently running a nicely matched pair of 1940's black plate foil getter 12AU7's for side drivers. Those have been in there for quite a while now. The getter's actually on the top of those.
tubes4hifi wrote:I'm personally a huge fan of RCA clear top 12AU7s and 6FQ7s, I buy them whenever I can, to my ears (and a lot of other people) they sound better
than most other affordable tubes (I say that to differentiate from expensive tubes like Telefunkens).