Shortest Way 51 Amp Impressions (Only)

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    Was wondering how you felt about the amperex vs the mullards. I recently ordered some mullards from a well respected place and got amperex.. Not sure if I should be pissed. I asked if they had these type of tubes and they mentioned mullards. Then sent me amperex lol... NIce 1960's matched tube set though. I guess I'll run em for a while.
     
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    Amperex are a bit thicker, richer, rounder than Mullards. Both are warmer than stock by an appreciable amount.
     
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    The Amperex and Mullards I have sound noticeably different. I bought my pairs from Viva tubes, as well. The Mullard is def tilted up a little bit in the treble and bass is tight, but lacks dynamics/slam. It is a very resolving tube. Beautifully open, but a change of pace tube for me. The Amperex has amore even handed sound.. spacious, smooth, slightly rolled off up top.
     
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    I've long suspected the Tungsram EF184 could be my favorite tube (to date) in the SW51+. After a lengthy amount of time with it, sure enough, it's become my daily driver. It'll withold the flowery tube prose.. I'd best describe it as a juiced up version of the stock tube.. better extension, layering, clarity, resolving ability, and tone. Micro/macro dynamics take a noticeable step up. The Tungsram took an agonizingly long ass time to break in. Listening to Pearl Jam's Ten right now and it's nothing short of majestic out of this wonder amp (w/ the Elex & HD650).
     
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    Top or bottom end? Both?

    How would you compare the tonality of the Tungsten Tungsrams* to other tubes you've heard?

    *Edited to fix autocorrect typo.
     
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