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Old 14th May 2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Kt-66 and Simple SE

Hi,

Anybody tried the KT-66 in George's Simple SE ?

They're pretty close to the 6l6GC, should work ... uhmmmm!


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Old 14th May 2009, 12:40 AM   #2
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Don't know much about the Simple SE, but I've used KT66s in a lot of 6L6 circuts...same tube basically. I never had any problems. Filiment current is the same, so no risk of damaging the PT....Try it, what the hey !!!
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Old 14th May 2009, 01:02 AM   #3
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Well,

I just tried a pair of Sovtek KT66, compared to a pair of Electo Harmonix 6l6GC was being used.

Really, not much difference I must say.

Ok, I didnt do an extensive test, but still...


The 6l6GC seems to have a crisper high end.

Since the kt66 draw more current for the heater, there is no big advantage to use the kt66...

I might try a pair of goldlion kt66 I have in my quadII and see. later On.

For now no big revelation, 6l6gc is da tube for now for this fun little Amp.

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Old 14th May 2009, 01:08 AM   #4
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I have used the Sovtek KT66s...I don't think they are anything more than 6L6s in an ST envelope. GE KT66s sound better if you can find them...of course tone is purely subjective....
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Old 14th May 2009, 01:13 AM   #5
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My mistake on a previous post...Yves was right. The KT66 draws .4 amps more at the heaters than the 6L6GC. Thats about a 45% increase, so check the specs on your PT...
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Old 14th May 2009, 01:24 AM   #6
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Bereanbill,

I use the Hammond 374BX,

So If I'm right, 1.3 amp for both tube is 2.6 and the hammond has 6 amp available, so unless I'm missing something or misunderstanding how this work, It should be allright?


I just tried the GoldenLion KT66, and guess what? Altought these tube made quit a bit of difference in the QuadII, no biggie here in the SSE.

6l6GC back in ...

I'm a bit surprise though!

But, as you just said, it's so subjective...

Anyway, it's fun just to try it...

In fact I'm bored tonite, so I'm looking for trouble,



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