JAN Raytheon 12ax7

Anyone who can describe the sound?

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    edited October 13
    What is the plate structure and color?

    I've used both the ladder plates and 5751 type plates. I find them a good linear tube. Good bass and not a tizzy top end. The 5751 plates are a little more solid.
    I cannot speak for the gray plates as all mine are black.
    If I was to use one word it would be
    Accurate.

  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 153
    They are long black plates, but don’t know anything beyond that.

    “Accurate”; what more could one ask?

    Thanks!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    edited October 13
    They are worth a try if they are not asking stupid money for them. I like the Raytheon black plates and Westinghouse black ladder plates. Both have great sound. This goes for both 12au and 12ax. My pre uses both.
    I stumbled upon a set of Raytheon 5751's triple mica black plate windmill getters. They were not cheap but they are very hard to get. Its killing me! I found them NOS after I had to tear the rig down. A year ago I found a set of 12au's same plate structure same everything cept au. One of these days when I get my rig up hearing a full compliment of the Raytheon's in the pre. Sublime!

  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 153
    I can get’em for $350/pr., normally $500/pr.

    I really don’t want to spend the discounted price, cuz still rather steep, IMO.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    edited October 14
    I do not blame you. That's crazy money. Do you have a link?
    Honestly there are very good Raytheon tubes from organ manufacturers for far far less money that still are great tubes.
    The NOS windmills I just bought were 80.00ea and I coughed at that but bit the bullet.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 153
    Tube Depot had a sale, but not sure if it’s still going. It was a 48-hr deal.

    I decided to keep my cash.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Tube Depot had a sale, but not sure if it’s still going. It was a 48-hr deal.

    I decided to keep my cash.

    Just looked at them. I'd buy Baldwin Raytheon tubes on ebay for $200+ cheaper. 😁
  • decal
    decal Posts: 3,171
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    I can get’em for $350/pr., normally $500/pr.

    I really don’t want to spend the discounted price, cuz still rather steep, IMO.

    That's way too much. Glad to see you didn't pull the trigger. Tube sellers are getting ridiculous with prices. Glad I stocked up years ago!!!!
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.