The rabbit made me do it

Ordered a matched pair of Sylvania Gold Brand 12ax7 triple mica black plates today. I'm currently running TJ Full Music 12ax7's in my Jolida JD100. They sound really good for new tubes but that d*** rabbit wouldn't let it go. Looking forward to hearing these!
SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
1000VA Dreadnought
Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,490
    You're about to be very happy.
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  • StewStew Posts: 645
    edited June 2017
    Speaking of rabbits; This is partly your fault! Thanks for helping me spend some cash! :)
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,615
    Where did you get them?
  • StewStew Posts: 645
    Brent Jessee. Said it was the last pair he had at the moment. Knocked some of the price as one has a partial label.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • StewStew Posts: 645
    These should arrive today. Hopefully here when I get home from work.

    FWIW, I was thinking back on my conversation with Brent Jessee. He's out of the early 60's JHS version of these but I don't think he's out of the Gold Brands. Worth checking if you're looking for a pair.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,937
    Cool man, those are some very nice tubes, your Jolida should sing like crazy.
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  • StewStew Posts: 645
    Still breaking in but sounding sweet! I tried several combinations trying to get the Synergy thing right.

    I've got TJ full music 12ax7's and the new (to me) Sylvania's for the Jolida. For my preamp (Dared), I've got the same Sylvania's (triple mica black plates) in 12at7wa and Siemens/Halske triple mica 12at7's.

    TJ's (Jolida) + Siemens (Dared) - Too much of a good thing. So punchy, I felt like the cartoon of a cat stuck to the ceiling.

    TJ 12ax7 + Sylvania 12at7 - This combination is really good. The TJ's can be a little shouty in the upper mids depending on the recording. The Sylvania's mellowed out the upper mids.

    Sylvania 12ax7 +Sylvania 12at7 - Also really good. Mids are ridiculously good. Bass is full but needs a little more punch.

    Sylvania 12ax7 + Siemens 12at7 - B) B) Sounding awesome and getting better with break in.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,937
    Try the RCA triple mica black plates, real nice punch.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • StewStew Posts: 645
    Thanks Tony. I'd like to hear those some time. Right now, I'm really enjoying the Sylvania/Siemens combo.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • StewStew Posts: 645
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're about to be very happy.

    I think they're broken in now. Happy indeed!
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,731
    Rabbit Stew...he he...hehehe...

    Brent Jessee is great to deal with. He is local to me. Got a nice tube tester from him along with various tubes over the years.
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