Nice! Glad they worked out for ya! I'm having a blast baking and listening to various tubes in the Freya... going to hold off passing any judgements until I rotate the Psvane tubes into the system, but that will be closer to the end of the month.
So how much difference do you hear among all of those? Are you going to settle on one set or just keep rolling them?
I was going to hold off passing judgement until I had a chance to bake the medium bottle Raytheon and Psvanes... I'm trying to see which ones I prefer as NOS tubes are getting more expensive, so I figured once I find a couple I like, I would buy a few pairs of each to have spares. Compared to the other modes of the Freya, I prefer the tube mode. Don't get me wrong the Tung Sols sound great and the Electro Harmonix are not far behind; however, there's something special the NOS tubes provide, that the newer tubes miss. Below is a quick and dirty, in order of listening:
Tung Sols - quad set sounded dynamic, punchy with less of that "tube" sound, if that makes sense. I've seen / heard Youtubers call the sound signature of the Tung Sols as the "new" tube sound; not warm, not clinical nor cold sounding. Just enough "color" to take the edginess off, but different when comparing the sound to older tubes.
Electro Harmonix - similar to the Tung Sols, but less of a sounds stage, sounded more "boxed" in. If I didn't have the Tung Sols, these would be fine as far as inexpensive set of readily available tubes.
GEs - slightly less bass than the Tung Sols, but warmer... started to get the "color" that I prefer. I kept them on the left side, while baking the other tubes I have as I felt they were a better match than the Tung Sols.
Raytheon - now we're talking... best tube thus far. Wider, deeper sound stage, great vocals, fantastic guitar, zero complaints. More presence to the music... just all around better.
RCAs - step down from the Raytheon; more like the GEs.
CBS - just started cooking, but thus far, reminds me of the Raytheon... only time will tell.
Yeah... I might have a little bit of experience with that combination of gear... LOL
What do you want to know? Loads of power for any Klipsch (I ran Heresy III's), full dynamic sound, definite tube sound, both from the preamp and the amps. Give the amps room to breath as they get quite warm even just idling. Sit back and enjoy!
One bit of advice... Get some nice NOS tubes. At a bare minimum, get a matched pair of NOS Raytheon/Baldwin 6SN7's and put them on the right side on the Freya+, and get a set of tube socket savers, also called tube risers. If you look closely at the pics, you see that my tubes sit "on top" of the Freya+, not down in it like stock.
Anyone have experience with Sylvania VT-231 JAN-CHS-6SN7GT 1940's Era 2-Hole "BAD BOY" tubes in the Freya?