User Experiences on Sophia Electric Princess 206 Tubes

Dear Sophia Team,

First of all please allow me to congratulate you for designing such a wonderful tube, such as Sophia Electric 206! All of your tube productions are truly remarkable. I’m a proud owner of Sophia Electric Princess 2A3 mesh plate and 300B mesh plate tubes. I am absolutely delighted with these tubes, however, the recommendation from a good friend of mine intrigued me to add Sophia Electric 206 mesh plate tubes to my must-buy-list. Thankfully my custom-built parallel single-ended Tektron signature mono amplifiers are capable to drive most triodes family tubes from 45 to VT 50.

Placing an order is the easy part but waiting for delivery from US to Turkey is the tough side due to the worldwide dilemma caused by covid19. Shockingly my parcel arrived within a week after my order from the USA. After 206 tubes were installed and bias was set, within a few minutes Sophia Electric 206 tubes started to display their unique characters. I know that for sure burning-in-process could be painful to some people. Within a few days, I have put almost 40 hours and compared these 206 tubes to 845 tubes, Sophia 206 tubes do not run as hot as 845 tubes and yet they have the dynamism of 845 tubes. I could not believe what I heard while listening to my favorite musician Tord Gustavsen, pin point accuracy of his piano as if ‘’Piano was in my listening room, image, stage much larger than my most favorite VT 50 & 45 tubes. Clarity, depth, width, and space between musicians timbre, double bass so realistic almost so near to live performance. My setup is Tannoy Canterbury Gr, Lumin network player, Esoteric CD player custom-built Tektron signature monoblock amplifiers built by Attilio Caccamo. Sophia 206 tubes brought excitement to my life. I cannot honestly switch off my amplifiers. 845 and 211 tubes are very good indeed but Sophia 206 tubes are much more dynamic and detailed. They are truly remarkable! I hope and I wish many more music lovers will discover these amazing Sophia 206 tubes. Thank you very much for producing such a unique and musical tube.

Turgay KINDAM from Turkey

I have always been a lover of the delicacy of 45 tubes, the sweetness of 2A3, velvety smooth 300b sound. I’ve heard that Sophia Electric came up with a unique exponential product they developed and called Sophia princess 206! I checked it out immediately. It has been a long long time that none of the tube designers or manufacturers introduce anything as exciting as this! Sophia Electric was claiming this outstanding 206 princess has everything of 45, 2a3, 300b, and the dynamism of 845 tubes!  Wow! This was enough excitement for me at the age of late sixties. I had to make sure not to get over-excited for the sake of my blood pressure. After I checked it out with my amplifier manufacturer (Tektron) and got green light given by Attilio of Tektron, I had to order this very appetite wetting unique product.  As they say patience creates miracles! Thanks to Sophia’s excellent service, within a few days a pair of Sophia princess 206 tubes arrived. Oh no can’t wait! Princess 206 tubes were biased based on the specification. Here we go! Princess 206 on the move! How does it sound? in the first few hours Sophia princess 206 definitely showed its personality but after 60 hours, the tonality, openness height and width of the instruments, especially human voice are almost close to the live music.  My system is rather simple: mainly CD based system trustworthy Audiomeca memhisto CDP, Aurender Network player, 6j5 preamp 2a3/50M amplifiers by Tektron Italy and Maxonic speakers.  I’m a great believer in room acoustics as well as well-tuned equipment regardless of cables or other essential tools but Sophia princess 206 brought real energy and dimension. Now I can have any musician in my room whenever I’d like to listen music.  Sophia princess 206 is really what Sophia Electric claims on the website, it has all the qualities of the above-mentioned tubes but with absolutely amazing dynamism of 845.  Yes, it is virtually a mini 845. Thank you Sophia Electric! Thank you for the outstanding product. Surely I’m going to share my excitement with my friends and other music lovers.

Sabih from Turkey