12ax7 tube recommendations for Croft Phono Integrated


Hi everyone,

Was hoping that some of you tube gurus could give me some suggestions for 12ax7 tubes for my Croft Phono Integrated. It uses two in the phono section and one in the preamp section. Open to anything - NOS, new, expensive :). Looking for a nice liquid, somewhat tubey sound. Source is a VPI Traveler with Clearaudio Maestro Ebony 2 cart and Reynaud Bliss Silver speakers.

Thanks! Scott
smrex13
Can't really recommend anything without knowing what type sound you really want. What tubes are in the Croft now? What's wrong with them? Anyhow here is a link to Brett Jessee's web site where he compares sonic signatures. But remember the topology of the amp can make a huge difference in the sound signature.
http://www.audiotubes.com/12ax7.htm
Call Andy at Vintage Tube Services. He will help you make a good decision.
I agree with jperry. Call Andy at VTS and discuss your options.
Thanks for the recommendation on VTS.  His website is very informative- will give him a call.

Best, Scott
Check on Matsushita 12ax7 from VTS.  I just got them from Andy for my Conrad Johnson Phono.  Wonderful tubes.  Japanese Mullards at a fraction the cost.