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Received from customer Lance L. via email:
“Hello Rachel: Just a line to let you know the 12AU7’S arrived on schedule. I have installed them and have only had a couple of hours of listening, but even in this short period of time I am starting to hear rather amazing sonic characteristics. The combination of the PSVANNE KT88’S and the 12AU7’S are creating a completely different sonic aura. I can already hear significant changes to my entire audible reproduction, that I would have never thought possible, especially in comparison to the GENALEX, TUNGSRAM; RCA NOS BLACK PLATES, and SHUGUANG tubes I have used previously. I am further impressed that the price point of the PSVANNE tubes is not “over the top” in comparison to many inferior tubes. I don’t know what the manufacturer is doing to achieve such incredible reproduction characteristics from their tubes, but it is definitely working.”
Feedback from owner who has owned both Treasure and Psvane 6CA7 (EL34) tubes: (original post on Audiokarma.org, member Pen Name)
“Ordered on Tuesday, a quad of these tubes were playing in my Shuguang I-25 on Thursday evening. Thanks for the great service, Rachel!
The Psvanes (not sure if this is an official brand-name typo or a copyright thing – but I think the name really ought to be Pavane) replaced Shuguang black treasure tubes that appeared to be getting a bit worn. When I ordered the tubes I was not certain that the rather modestly priced hardware of the I-25 would justify $360 of grade A glass – but now I am. The Psvanes are significantly better than the Shuguang treasure tubes, even without burn in and now with about 25 hours on them. Of course my memory of how good the treasure tubes were at their best has faded – but I do not remember the treasure tubes to be as incisive as the Psvanes. The Psvanes bring the system to a new level.
The I-25 really is a good little amp, capable of revealing the difference in these power tubes.”
See what SixMoons.com reviewer says about Psvane EL-84T tubes: “The matched pairs of EL84-T looked high quality with their gilded pins and felt reassuringly solid but how would they sound compared to the Russians? We had to be patient because the tubes had thus far endured only a few hours of playing time. Psvane suggests 75 to 100 hours to really get them going. We followed that advice and had the Kaivalya play at a very low volume for a few days. When show time was at hand, the difference to the ‘Russian sound’ was very clear. There was the same slam, quick impulse response to musical cues and solid soundscape but all with an extra. The impulse behavior was tighter and with a slightly fuller body as though now there was more mass behind the attack and the volts delivered had a higher charge. Compared to the Russians, tone was more polished around the edges and went down with a smoother finish. It is very likely that these Chinese tubes are less microphonic in character…..
According to Psvane Audio, the Psvane WE300B Replica is: “100% 1:1 replica of WE300B, including materials, structure, internal and external size – up to the detail of a tiny screw used”.
Sample production run in Dec 2011 with test launch in China and Japan on Jan 8th 2012 has resulted in raving reviews by Chinese and Japanese audiophiles. Worldwide retail price is set at US$935/pair at current Chinese Yuan to USD exchange rate.
Hurry up – do not miss the opportunity for savings and the opportunity to be the first to hear these Psvane WE300B 1:1 Replica sound!
Note: All export version of the WE300B 1:1 Replica tubes have carton double box packaging, not the wood box as shown in picture below due to customs wood product import regulations.
As direct competition to Shuguang generic clear glass tubes, this new Psvane HiFi series is developed and manufactured by Psvane Audio in China. Psvane Audio is formed by the original R&D team of high end Shuguang Treasure tubes after they left Shuguang in 2011.
High performance-to-price ratio. These tubes will give you a solid back up for your current stock tubes in your amplifier, at a very affordable price range. Plus they offer warmer sound than many Russian tubes. Click here to view detail.
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Psvane is a brand name – owned by a private group of audiophiles inside and outside of China together. Initially some of the members of this private group worked for Shuguang and they were the key R&D personnel for the hugely popular ‘black bottle’ Shuguang Treasure series.
As the Treasure tubes became popular and in demand, the profit sharing arrangement between the key development personnel and the quasi-government controlled Shuguang Group started to become out of balance, which eventually resulted in earlier 2011 the sales rights of Treasure tubes were officially removed from this group of key R&D personnel. This event has triggered the formation of Psvane brand to maximize financial return on their tube expertise. A separate company called ‘Heng Yang Electronics’ is also later formed for Psvane tube production. The company has trade name as ‘Psvane Audio’ and is a registered entity in Hong Kong.
Where are the Psvane tubes were made?
Initially when the relationship with Shuguang hasn’t completely gone sour yet, the Psvane tubes were made by Shuguang tube factory under contract. When Shuguang cut off the R&D team from profit sharing on Treasure tubes, many of the R&D and production members decided to leave Shuguang to join the new Psvane Audio to become investors and profit sharing employees.