Originally Posted by Purusha
This takes are done with original China tube, NOS Telefunken and NOS Gold pinned Siemens but not in that order.Purusha
Ok, Listened to the guitar samples...
I noticed they are all mp3 files which makes it a little bit harder to hear subtle differences, but if I had to guess I'd say #1 is China #2 is Siemens #3 is Telefunken.
To my ears listening on my pc speakers(since my daw never goes online)
#1 is a bit boxy and muddy in the low mids a bit 2D
Both #2 and #3 seemed more open and even.
Out of the guitar samples #3 was my favorite.
Words I'd use to describe it would be open, balanced, smooth with a higher harmonic content.
Who knows I may have just picked the Chinese tube
but IMO it sounded the best from the samples posted and if that's the case then all it really means is it was the best match for the K2.
Looking forward to hearing which tube is which...