Let’s hear what the pros say about WE274B / WE205D / WR2A3 / WE101D replica…

WR2A3 single tube no boxFeedback via email from Hans @ Musical Affairs in Netherlands – Musical Affairs is an European high end audio design house in Netherlands: http://www.musicalaffairs.com/

“We just finished a first listening test and here are some impressions:

WE274B – very impressive rectifier tube; by far the best we tried until now; a real good copy of the original WE tube!

WE205D – My friend Cees owns a nice collection of WE 205 vintage tubes; the oldest is from 1925 and further he owns the 1938 and 1947 versions; we compared them with your replica; to our impression the 1925 version was the best followed by your version.

WR2A3 – the real original WE sound; we are very much impressed by this tube.”

On WE101D-L:

“Dear Rachel,

As I promised you; here is a short review about the 101-D tube; my friend Cees wrote it;

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KT88-TII.. ‘by far the best sounding KT88′s I have heard to date’

TII KT88 pair with box pin2

Feedback received via email from Alberta W.:

“I’d like to say that, it is by far the best sounding KT88s I’ve heard to date. I’ve tried Gold Lions and Penta KT88s but the Psvane Treasures leave them in the dust. Everything across the entire frequency range sounds better and more realistic. Clarity is also improved. Thank you!

Best Regards,

Albert

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WE101D-: “That particular set of bulbs will make you go bunkers, really”

Psvane WE101D pin left D right D-LReview from Dawid from Poland in related to Lukasz Fikus devices:

“I hope that I was able to put it bluntly enough what Psvane WE101D-L are and why they outperformed their competition. It is what it is, at least for now. I’ve compared four sets of tubes for many days, each bulb had many hours of usage, so mechanical factors have no meaning here. Each was burned in long enough. Sure, it can always be said that you match tubes to your rig; speakers, amplifier and so on. Well, I’ve used the best stereo power amplifier I had, and three very different speakers. On top of that there was very various music list. But even despite that, final outcome of my small valve battle was exceptionally unequivocal. There’s nothing more to add here. I can only recommend WE101D-L to every DHT based source from Łukasz Fikus. That particular set of bulbs will make you go bonkers, really. Who has heard them, knows. Those are THE ones.

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“Psvane (12ax7-TII) is on par with the best… very quiet too”

TII 12ax7 pair tube boxFeedback received from Todd via email:

Rachel, I have had a couple of weeks to play with the Psvane 12AX7 Tubes. Very good! I own 10-12 sets of very good NOS 12AX7 tubes, some costing as much as $200 each. It is too early to say for certain, but at this point I feel like the Psvane is on par with the best. I have a lot of friends who are as nutty about tubes as me, and it is looking like I will be recommending Psvane from Grant Fidelity….

They are very quiet as well, which is a big deal since these are being used in a phono stage. The only ax7 tubes that I own that are quieter are  Telefunken tubes selected for use in medical equipment. - Todd”

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Psvane CV181-TII: “I can’t believe the difference they made.”

TII CV181 tubes pair with boxFeedback from customer Carlos via email:

“Whoa!!  My tubes arrived from Hong kong.  I swapped out the stock 6SN7s with the CV181-TIIs and let them warm up. Immediately the soundstage and imaging opened up without even being broken in.  I can’t believe the difference they made.  Most certainly worth the price.  Thanks. ”

“ I don’t know all the ins and outs if all the tube rolling and technology. I do trust my ears and these tubes have really changed the sound for the better especially in the lower frequencies” - Carlos

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Psvane 845-TII & WE845: “These are simply perfect tubes”

WE211 pair with box
Wall of Sound comparison review of Psvane 845-TII and Psvane WE845 Replica tubes by Tim Smith:

“Both the T-II and the WE Replica will instantly shock you with the way the make music seem louder, fuller, more complete, less thin (as if an 845 tube could be accused of thinness!) than the stock Psvane tubes that come with many high-end 845-based amps. Both tubes impart a sense of muscularity, bounciness, ease of musical flow. Jazz trios will flow like a smooth stream, especially with the T-II. Electric guitars will jump out at you with verve, bite. Cymbals will be better defined than with any other tube I have used. Strings are rich, deep, woody, ravishing. Drums will startle you. These are fast tubes. These are simply perfect tubes. They are clean, powerful, deep, holographic, warm and punchy. Highly recommended.” TII 845 pair with box

“The WE Replica is clearly a better all-around tube. It reduces noise and hum to the lowest possible level. Most people will love its deep, deep bass, its iron fisted grip on the music, its remarkable speed and boogie factor. It has bite with Bill Frisell’s electric guitar. This tube is like a Sanken solid state speed demon with the holography of a 300B. As I said, each tube is brilliant and a testament to Psvane’s engineering prowess, but this one has that little extra bit of bite, depth and speed. Who needs overpriced and warranty-less ‘NOS’ or OS RCA tubes when Psvane is making such fine products at a fraction of the price and with a warranty?”

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Psvane KT88-TII vs. Shuguang Treasure KT88-Z vs. Original Mullard KT88

Comparison review by Gary S. – received by email:

Psvane KT88-TII vs. Shugang Treasure KT88-Z vs. original British Mullard comparison 

Recently I had the opportunity to compare two very interesting Chinese quads with a quad of vintage Mullard KT88. I have no vested interest in Psvane, Shugang or Grant Fidelity nor were any of these tubes given to me. I bought a matched quad of Psvane kt88-TII and a matched quad of Shugang KT88-Z was also available so I made this comparison and thought I would tell Grant Fidelity of my evaluation.

The preamp used is a McIntosh C2500 using vintage Tesla E83CC in place of the stock 12AX7A. The amplifier is a McIntosh MC275 V6 using Tesla E83CC and vintage Siemens ECC801S replacing the stock 12AT7. Vintage British Mullard KT88 is what I normally use and am familiar with. The speakers are a pair of Klipsch Forte II in parallel with Klipsch Chorus I running 4 ohms per channel to the MC275. The speakers have recent Crites crossovers and diaphragms. I have not had the opportunity to try the Shugang or Psvane 12AX7 or 12AT7 equivalents therefore those tubes are not included in this review.

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How to bias my new tubes in my amp to replace the stock tubes?

multimeter for biasA: Congratulations for getting new tubes for your precious tube amp. Chances are either your stock tubes are getting aged, or you are about to experiment some different tubes hopefully to improve the system sound to the better. Either way, it is a fun and exciting experience.

Please follow the steps below to change your tubes:

Step 1.: Confirm that your amp is working fine.

Sometimes you come to the point to buy new tubes because the amp somehow isn’t working properly. The issue could be the tubes currently in the amp are getting too aged; it could also be that the amp needs a re-conditioning in case resistor / capacitor are out of spec from aging. This is a very technical process – if you are not sure and cannot make an educated assessment from experience, talk with a tube amp service technician.

Step 2: Remove old tubes from the amplifier.

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“Super punchy, dynamic, smooth & highly detailed…”

TII CV181 tubes pair box-2Feedback received via email from Ricky B.:

“The CV 181-TII aka 6SN7 is a remarkable tube. I will standardize my amps around its new standard of excellence.

Super punchy, dynamic, smooth and highly detailed in a non analytical way. Very beautiful tone and body.

And they have 2 hours of break-in!!!

Thanks for freeing me from the over priced and questionable sonic integrity NOS nonsense.”

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