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Anyone know if the KT88 VA tubes are same tube as the KT88 PSVANE?   From what I can see in the pics, they look very similar.  

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PSvane have several levels of kt's... not sure which you are comparing them to.

I would think not as there are several chinese factories knocking these out... but I could be wrong. I think PSvane are about the highest quality tubes coming out of China these days... Valve Arts, not so much

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5 hours ago, Schu said:

PSvane have several levels of kt's... not sure which you are comparing them to.

I would think not as there are several chinese factories knocking these out... but I could be wrong. I think PSvane are about the highest quality tubes coming out of China these days... Valve Arts, not so much

Ok, just curious.  I have the Hi Fi PSvanes that came in my amp.  Not a bad tube. I had the black glass PSvanes and one failed a month ago.  Years ago I had a quad of el34 valve arts in my other amp. They were a very good tube.   Need to order another pair of KT88's and thought I might try the VA's again, but don't want to get the same tubes I already have.

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I read where the Valve Arts are made at the Shuguang factory.    I thought i heard the shuguang tubes were pretty good tubes.  

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The Valve Art is a basic Shuguang factory made KT88-98 with Valve Art QC testing. The Ruby KT88-STR is the exact same tube with Ruby QC testing. It is also sold as the Shuguang KT88-98 

 

 It is a nice sounding KT88 for reasonable entry cost

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Dave order them from www.tubesandmore.com they do a decent matching with Ampex tube tester.  

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9 hours ago, NOSValves said:

Dave order them from www.tubesandmore.com they do a decent matching with Ampex tube tester.  

Good to hear from you Craig and thanks for that.  You might remember the EL34 VA's as I think I got them from you or you suggested them. They were a great sounding tube and lasted along time in my Chinese junk.   That was almost 20yrs ago now, man, time flies.    I have ordered from tubesandmore in the past, good dealer.    I just ordered a pair of GL KT88 from WPC1896 off Ebay to try.  Was gonna order from upscale audio, but i'm broke as a joke right after Christmas and needed to safe a little.   Will check with tubesandmore for the VA's.   

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