Schiit Valhalla 2

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by Cspirou, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Marlowe

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    I'm very happy using Tung-Sol 2C51s on the Valhalla 2--a little warmer than stock, a bit more bass, nice soundstage. Using them with HD 6XX and HD700 (not popular here to put it mildly, but I like them.) FWIW, Mike Moffat has posted that he prefers this tube family (2C51, 5670, WE396A) to any 6222 variants. Fairly inexpensive--$35/pair on eBay. They do require adapters (which work for all the tubes mentioned) that are apparently available only from Chinese vendors with very slow shipping (at least 3 weeks); I paid $17.50 for a pair.
     

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    Yeah I've been following the Head-fi thread as well. The 2C51s look like a nice value option so I've ordered a pair of the Tung-Sol and a couple of pairs of the very cheap GEs.
     
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    I assume you mean the GE 5670s for $3.99 USD each. I tried those also, and they are fairly good even disregarding the price. They are brighter than the 2C51s and do get a little harsh with the highs on some material, so I prefer the C251s overall. But for four bucks US they are certainly a bargain.
     
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    Yeah those are them. I thought I'd get some of them and see whether I can notice or care about the difference. I'm in Australia so they'll take a few weeks to get here.
     

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