I purchased a Gold Lion quad for a 90's guitar amp, replacing a Sovtek set that failed. I am very pleased with the sonic improvement they made and I am also am very impressed with the level of service that Ellen and Peter have demonstrated to me. Good product!..Good price!....High quality service... I highly recommend these folks! They'll take care of you and stand behind the sale!! What more can you ask for!
These tubes are fantastic in comparaison to the original KT88 Mcintosh , i have with my Mc275.
Bass are excellent, clarity and very musical , very well middle , warm and rich tone.
Very good tubes
I have purchased a number of tubes from Ellen and Peter and found them to be knowledgeable and helpful. Ellen spent a lot of time locating the right tube. The KT88 Gold Lions out performed the Pentas I had in every aspect. Ellen and Peters prices are hard to beat and their personal service is the best.
I used these to replace the Svetlana 6550C's in my conrad-johnson Premier 140. They haven't had time to burn in yet, but my wife and I both have repeatedly had the sensation of listening to old favorites for the first time, and in a very good way. More forward presentation, better balance, cleaner bass, livelier dynamics, I can't think of a single area in which the sound didn't improve.
But, frankly, I looked first for a place to leave a general review, because tubes are tubes, you pick what you want and you play 'em. What I mean is: You can get them a lot of places. But Peter and Ellen provide such excellent service, they'll be my first choice for tubes. Not only was the price excellent, but I got excellent advice, prompt shipping, friendly service. That's hard to find these days...
The tubes are incredible with big natural with musical aura and detail.very dynamic and balanced.with the combitation with good prices of Vacuum tubes supplies.
I tried the tubes today. My setup is McIntosh MC275 amplifier, McIntosh C42 preamp, Music Hall MMF CD-25 player, Music Hall MMF-5 turntable, and B&W 604 speakers.
Although the tubes have not had a burn in period, I was truly amazed at the clarity and phenomenal tonality they produced. Playing either CD's or Vinyl the sound quality made you feel like you were at a live performance. The tubes I replaced were
KT88's made for McIntosh and I thought they were quite good, but the Genalex Gold Lion tubes are superior.
I am truly pleased with my purchase.
These tube are interesting in comparison to the Electro-Harmonix KT88s. They have a fatter sound but do not sacrifice the high end. The spectral balance seems to be more towards a fleshed out midrange. The bass is excellent. I have tried these in a number of KT88 amps and the sonic character of these tubes seems to be uniform. In all cases you get a lusher sound, but with good top end and excellent bass.