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Would low noise, balanced JJ gold pin replacements be considered a significant upgrade?

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asked Oct 21, 2015 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by lathoto (290 points)
JJ still makes both of them.
related to an answer for: What type of tubes does my ADL600 use?

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answered Oct 22, 2015 by abrand2 (32,020 points)
selected Dec 12, 2015 by AlexTinsley
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Benefits to purchasing the gold plated, lower noise tubes would probably be miniscule at most.  The advantages though could definitely be a good way to get a cleaner sound (Total Harmonic Distortion would be lower) and the gold plated tips can lessen the potential for corrosion to occur on the tube contacts.

All in all, I would say that purchasing these tubes as a replacement would probably not be a bad idea and could benefit prolonged life of your ADL unit.