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    ST-120 and Tubes?

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    music

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    Post by music on Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:43 pm

    I have the ST-120, I am using KT-88 Gold Lions and RCA 5963 tubes. Iam curious of what the majority like and prefer in their ST-120.
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    69Cutlass

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    Post by 69Cutlass on Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:53 am

    I am currently running KT-120's in mine, sounds great.

    I am thinking of trying out some KT-88 Gold Lions just to see the difference.
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    Post by avi.inc on Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:47 pm

    [quote="69Cutlass"]I am currently running KT-120's in mine, sounds great.

    I am thinking of trying out some KT-88 Gold Lions just to see the difference.[/quote

    I went from the gold Lions to the KT-120's i found the 120's much better and lasted years longer.
    If mine ever we're out i'm thinking of using the KT-150's in my ST-120
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    Post by DavidR on Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:59 pm

    Currently Tung-Sol rectifier, Tung-Sol 6550, NOS 1957 Tung-Sol 12BH7A (center) and NOS TungsRam 12AU7A. So far this is the best combo for me.

    I never thought the phase inverter tubes would add much to the SQ but with the TungsRam tubes the amp just seems more full than with 6189W Tung-Sols. Seems to have more ambience. The Tung-Sol 12BH7A seems to be the 'sweetest' vs RCA that I've used prior. I have an older RCA with shiny black plates and a foil getter that might bring more to the mix.

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