Author Archives: John Templeton

JAN-GE 5751 Review

Review – JAN-GE 5751

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While the JAN-GE 5751 is not really a 12AX7, it shares the same pin-out arrangement and is designed for less gain in favor of lower noise and microphonics. It worked well in both test amps…
Sovtek 12AX7-LPS Review

Review – Sovtek 12AX7-LPS

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The Sovtek 12AX7-LPS an entirely new design from Sovtek and a great step up in sound quality. They have very large ribbed plates and great sound reproduction. I found them very smooth and well balanced in…
Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 Review

Review – Electro-Harmonix 12AX7

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These Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 are not relabelled Sovtek 12AX7-LPS tubes. There is a marked difference in construction and performance. The 12AX7 EH has a nice balanced sound, fairly low noise floor and excellent performance in terms…
Tung-Sol 12AX7 Review

Review – Tung-Sol 12AX7

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There are only so many ways to describe tube tone and most have become cliches. The Tung-Sol 12AX7 has the gain and drive of a Chinese 12AX7 and the pure tone of a Mullard or…

Review – Sovtek 6L6WXT+ Tube

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Guitar-cable-amplifier. If this describes the rig you use, then the Sovtek 6L6WXT+ is one of two modern tubes you should consider. This is not a repackaged 5881. Extremely low noise and a lack of microphonics combine…

Review – Sovtek 5881WXT Tube

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Solid construction and good performance. While not outstanding, the Sovtek 5881WXT is probably the most commonly used tube of its type. Many amp manufacturers have been using these reliable workhorses as original equipment components. A…