Linlai E 6sn7 tubes

I just placed an order for a pair of these for my Aric Audio Motherlode II.  I’ve been chatting with a fellow that runs the E 6sn7 in his Don Sachs pre. He loves them, He says they make his NOS tubes sound thin and lifeless.  
    It will be a couple weeks until I receive them,and I was curious if anyone out in Agon land has tried these,and what are your impressions?   
Thanks in advance,



Sorry if this is a dead thread, but thought it was pertinent as the current situation is the same as it was 6 months ago. There are some really good reputable Chinese suppliers of good Chinese products (at really attractive prices)......just takes a bit of time and patience to find them

@vthokie83  I bought my Linlai elite 6sl7 tubes from the same seller as you. I've had mine a few years, powered on 24/7 most of that time and no problems at all.

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Helen is a righteous seller. She exchanged a defective tube no questions asked.

Great customer service too, tubes arrived yesterday in less than a week. Helen reached out to me today via email after she saw the package was delivered, to make sure everything arrived safely; and let me know to contact her if anything does not work well. Most US suppliers do not provide that kind of follow up

I have been running quad matched Psvane CV181-T MkII tubes in my Freya+ for a couple of months now, but having heard great things about the Linlai E-6SN7 tubes ordered a quad matched set of them as well to roll and compare. Well they came in yesterday and as soon as I got them up and running, I immediately noticed the difference. Although they’re still brand new with just a short burn-in so far, I am enjoying the punchier upper bass and the more natural vocal presentation. For those reasons alone I’m already preferring the Linlais over the Psvanes. Hoping to provide more feedback as these burn in some more, including a better comparison of air and imaging.