Genalex - Gold Lion E88CC / 6922 Preamp Vacuum Tube

8 Reviews

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USD $‎69.95
The Genalex Gold Lion E88CC/6922 preamp tube is a premium grade selected small signal twin-triode that is a suitable replacement for all 6DJ8, ECC88, 6922, E88CC, and 7308 types. This vacuum tube features gold plated pins and is manufactured to extremely tight specifications, making it the highest quality current production E88CC/6922 available.

From Wall Of Sound: "This Russian-made tube comes hard on the heels of the Reflector 6H23p-EB. It sounds surprisingly similar in many ways. Generally speaking, the Genalex sounds a little more up-front than the 6H23p-EB. Compared to the 6H23p-EB, the bass of the Genalex is a bit more tuneful and controlled but very slightly less deep. The midrange is good, with nice guitar twang on the aforementioned Golden Heart. Male vocals are nicely present, but the female vocals in the McLachlan and McKennitt tracks are just a smidge less so, compared to the 6H23p-EB. I can’t fault the Genalex – it’s just that the 6H23p-EB is a little bit more, for lack of a better word, atmospheric. I’m really pleased to see, or should I say hear, a new production tube that sounds really good. It is a little pricey, but at least, or maybe I should say at last, there is current production tube that is good enough to be compared with any tube in the 6922/6DJ8 family, new or NOS. Conclusion: A winner. It’s good to see a new production tube that can give the decent NOS some competition."

Other Genalex - Gold Lion tubes       6922 / 6DJ8 Tube Types

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Warranty Information and Return Policy

Warranty Period: 3 months

All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)

If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:

- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.

Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.

We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.

These guidelines may be updated without notice.

Ratings & Reviews

8 reviews

Gold Lion E88CC / 6922 | Holy Schiit that sounds good.


That stock 6922 tube really does not do the Schiit Vail 2+ justice.

Genalex - Gold Lion E88CC / 6922 | Decent upgrade


Swapped over from a stock tube in my vali 2 I received a decent stock tube surprisingly. Swapping over took away a little bass and added clearity to mids and highs some of my highs are a little fatiguing now but I also have bright headphones so it's something to consider when grabbing this GL-E88CC tube. Hopefully I come across more tubes to compare it to soon.

Cream of the crop of new production tubes


Using the matched and balanced triode version in my Lyr 2 from Schiit.

Great bass & treble extension with warm mid range and fantastic imaging and instrument separation.

It has the chops to reproduce the minute details of each instrument present but with the gentle & lush rounding finish.

Sure, it is on the expensive side on the newly produced tube scale but it is worth every penny in my humble opinion.

Great sound


Wonderful sound in an Aikido line stage. See my review on Wall of sound .ca

Detailed, but problematic


A very detailed sounding 6922.... almost too detailed, bordering on bright.

Introduced unacceptable hum into 2 different preamps. Could be just the individual tube I got stuck with. I use Gold Lion KT88s in my power amps, and they are awesome.