SED Winged C's vs STR 415's

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mreeve25
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SED Winged C's vs STR 415's

Post by mreeve25 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:36 am

I have had 415's, but not at the same time as SED Winged C's.

Is there really a huge difference in tone and quality?

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Re: SED Winged C's vs STR 415's

Post by MrPolatis3 » Tue May 24, 2011 3:59 am

Hi,

from what i found both with C+ and MK IV configuration :

The closest 6L6 GC are the Tungsol (the normal version, no the bigbulb)
this tubes offer a great alternative to magic STR 415/ 387.

SED Winged C 6L6 are pretty medium/dark oriented; I like those when combined with appropriate Preamp tubes like RCA or Siemens.

The ones i liked the less were : TAD 6L6, STR 425 and Sovtek
The one i liked the best (appart STR 415) are : STR 420, Tungsol and also the mighty STR 430 (very nice)

hope it helps :D

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Re: SED Winged C's vs STR 415's

Post by dodger916 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:33 pm

I experienced a noticeable difference between the two in my C+ and IIC; not so much in my Mark IV where I prefer STR 420s/425s. I suspect the fact that the Mark II was designed with the 415s as spec has much to do with it. Same for the Mark IV which was designed when the 420s were The tube. Winged Cs are my second favorite power tube for these two amps.

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Re: SED Winged C's vs STR 415's

Post by R_ADKINS80 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:40 pm

MrPolatis3 wrote:Hi,

from what i found both with C+ and MK IV configuration :

The closest 6L6 GC are the Tungsol (the normal version, no the bigbulb)
this tubes offer a great alternative to magic STR 415/ 387.

SED Winged C 6L6 are pretty medium/dark oriented; I like those when combined with appropriate Preamp tubes like RCA or Siemens.

The ones i liked the less were : TAD 6L6, STR 425 and Sovtek
The one i liked the best (appart STR 415) are : STR 420, Tungsol and also the mighty STR 430 (very nice)

hope it helps :D

the str430 was a sovtek
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