Yooo! I swapped one of these out with my NOS Telefunken 12AX7 in my TubeTech CL1B
and tracked my voice through them both. I swear I may keep the Raytheon in there.
Does anyone want me to post samples of each? This is crazy 'cause I love my T-funk for vox.
The chain is Brauner Phanthera > 1073 DPA
> Rosetta > PT 10.
The only thing with tubes in the chain is the CL1B
and only the input is 12AX7. The output is a 12AU7 which has an RCA clear top in there.
I thought the T-funk was open. I've had a Mullard in there too but it was a little too wooly for lead vox (for me).
The Raytheon is just as open as the 'funk but the hi-mids are more full of harmonics. The low end is very extended giving a nice weight to them. The 'funk is extended but has more goin' on in the 250-600hz area, which unfortunately, I end up cuttin' with an EQ slightly.
The reason I'm amped is 'cause the Raytheon gets me closer to what I mix towards.