From our review: It’s quiet and I could find no trace of microphonics in a couple demanding guitar amps and my hifi tube audio phono stage. Tonally they are balanced and smooth. No harshness in the top end. To my ears these tubes seem to have a bit less gain than a Tung-Sol 12AX7 or the JJ Frame Grid. Regardless of your, taste from high-gain to folk, these will be great in your amp. Almost no background noise allows the high gain user to really drive the amp hard and be assured that the only feedback will be by design. At more reasonable gain levels you will find these to be warm and detailed.
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Ratings & Reviews
Another EH first !!
An amazing tube, this new release is virtually noise free, and rattle free. Nice smooth tones, and good gain characteristics. I have been using these in various Fender amps, and they have been consistent so far.
by Michael Gemmati
I purchased these with all the options checked ( hi gain, low noise, balanced). They have at least the same gain as my 12ax7 tubes. These are exceptionally smooth and grain free tubes with super low noise and deep, tight bass! In my system, they were best using 50db gain with my Pro-ject DS2 tube box (cartridge output is 2.5mv). At 45db gain, they are a little bit brighter sounding with a hint more of soundstage depth, but overall 50db gain was preferred for the best bass and grain free listen. A well balanced tube, top to bottom. They simply refuse to get sibilant, especially with 50db of gain and are easy to listen to for hours on end. One hell of a value!
I decided to try the EH 7025, and I'm happy I did.
My amp doesn't make any noise that I can detect.
I love EH products!
This tube works well in the Digitech 2101
I put a pair of these in a Digitech 2101 Preamp/FX module and they sound great. They are very quiet. I use the 2101 for high-gain guitar work, and this tube is up to the task. I also tried a pair of these in my Digitech 2120 which I use for Acoustic/Electric guitar work and was not that impressed. For some reason the 2120 sounds warmer with Groove Tubes. Just a data point for Digitech users.
Fantastic Tube in the right amp!
Fantastic Tube in the right amp! Ordered a pair of these, for a Class A, hand wired head amp, with mixed results. Not quite the correct fit for that amp. Lower gain than expected. Dropped them into an early blues junior and whoooo boy there it was, all the chime, the bass was right. The low gain did the thing in that amp. I had considered selling the amp until these were in it. The quiet internet rumor about Russian tubes in amps designed for them may be a thing. These things kill it in a blues junior and I don’t know how else I might say it. For those of you with a “Hot Rod” style Fender circuit, these might be a thing to try!