A simply great 12AX7
After A-B testing a bunch of 12AX7s, the 7025's came second only to NOS Mullards, with all the range - and across a sweep of volumes - but just a touch less "3D" grit when dimed. For the price, the consistency of this tube over any NOS option is a no-brainer. Creamy, breathy clarity. Great for most styles, but if you're a metal shredder you might want something a little tighter (Tung Sol?).