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Mullard 6080?

Discussion in 'Tube Audio' started by dread31, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. dread31

    dread31 Addicted Member

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    A few nights ago, I scored a Mullard 6080 for my upcoming Bottlehead Crack kit project. (The kit hasn't even arrived yet, and I'm buying tubes to roll.....) All I know about it is it looks very clean in the picture and the seller claims it tested "good".

    I've heard a lot about Mullard preamp tubes and I have a set of repro Mullard 6BQ5s in my Roberts monoblocks, that I really like.

    Has anyone here heard the 6080?

    Dave
     

     

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  3. dread31

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    Thanks, kvflyer.

    Anyone have actual experience with this tube?
    I know it's subjective, but just wanted your thoughts on this jewel.

    Dave
     
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  5. dread31

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    This beast finally arrived, plugged it right into my amp and let it get good and warm, listend to some Pink Floyd, Holst-The Planets, a little jazz.....

    I have a GE 6AS7G, an RCA 6080, and a Cetron (Tung Sol) 7236.....

    The Mullard beats them all. It just has a lot more "body" to it. The other tubes have their strengths, but this one has a more of them.

    Think I'll keep it. I went seaching for more and found people selling them for twice to four times what I paid. I'll have to keep looking, I guess.

    Dave
     

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