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PSVANE 12AX7′s are fantastic tubes!

PSVANE 12AX7′s are fantastic tubes!

I’ve been living with a set of PSVANE 12AX7′s for a few weeks now and so far, these are great sounding tubes. While many lovers of vacuum tubes enjoy the hunt for NOS (new old stock) tubes, great deals on NOS tubes are few and far inbetween. With the 12AX7 being such a popular tube in vintage as well as current preamplifiers, a great 12AX7 is always in demand.

At $99 per pair for their highest grade, the Shuguang Psvane (Pavane) 12AX7′s are a bargain. With a warmer yet highly detailed presentation, these tubes outperform everything in my toolbox, except for a couple of very rare Tele’s and Mullards, all in the $250-$400 range, EACH. I’ve been using a complete set in the output stage of my McIntosh C500 preamplifier with excellent results. These tubes were a major upgrade in every way from the standard issue Mac tubes. If you’d like a great tube upgrade that’s easy on the wallet, call the folks at Grant Fidelity and order some of these for your favorite tube amp or preamp. Highly suggested!

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3 Responses to PSVANE 12AX7′s are fantastic tubes!

      Glad to hear we have another fan for these tubes. A great balance of price and performance...

    -toneaudio / August 16th 2011, 12:07 pm

      I own a pair of Psvane since mars 2011. They are an significant improvement to my old EH, TungSol Reissue, JJ, Tesla and other new production tubes. BUT, for 90 USD is still possible to get 2-3 pairs of NOS Philips Miniwatt (similar Ampex Buggle Boy) that are even better (my opinion of course).

    -Firman / August 15th 2011, 5:45 am

      For the every growing search accompanied by escalating prices, finding good NOS 12AX7's gets tiring (and expensive). When listening to new production tubes, one knows why some of us are still looking for NOS 12AX7's. In my ARC PreAmp, the new Psvane 12AX7 has proven to be a real winner and has ended the NOS search for me. Can NOS sound better - yes, but at what cost? Only each of us can decide. Another 12AX7 tube to consider is the new Genalex Gold Lion. For me and my tastes I liked the Psvane better, but could live with the Genalex if needed. Try out both of these great new production tubes. The new Psvane 12AX7's are available from Grant Fidelity. I have had nothing but excellent service from GF as I usually just drop them an email asking to invoice me. I usually receive the tubes within 2 weeks from order date - pretty good considering they ship from Canada and I am in the States.

    -dtb300 / February 10th 2011, 7:22 am

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