Hi, I need to re-valve my Icon Audio stereo 60.1 and like the sound of 6550 but not heard of Harma sold by Watford Valves can anyone give me some info ie; quality ,sound, and long life /or breakdown issues. I've had Tung Sols in it before and quite like them because I found them musical with good bottom end but fancy a change any info would be a big help.
Being a vintage NOS tube freak, he was dubious to say the least. He was happy reeling off all the black and grey plates, long and short. Best years for each. etc etc. But credit due, he tried some TAD valves despite the idiocy of the suggestion. And they beat his beloved NOS devices.
Just go with TAD, you know (or will know) that it makes sense.
Hi Guy's just waned to let you know that I've decided to go with your recommendation of the TAD valves and will be ordering them in a few minutes so give me a few days and i'll let you know what I think of them. Thanks for your help Happy listening Tim
Right to bring you all up to speed I bought the TAD 6550 and received a mis-matched set (physically) anyway I tried them in the amp and decided that the Tung-sol's sounded a lot better so when I sent the mis-matched set back I got them to send me the Tung -Sol's instead ,their in the amp now and just seem to sound right, it just goes to show the old adage if it not broke don't fix it. Lesson learned Happy listening Tim