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Old 14th July 2003, 05:45 PM   #1
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Was hoping someone could recommend some KT-88's. Currently using chinese, looking to upgrade.

They are in an Antique Sound Lab MG SI 15.

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Old 14th July 2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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Try the 6550's too if the amp will take them. Even better sounding and only about $US80/quad.
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How will I know if the amp will take the 6550's?
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Brett, where can I find the 6550s for $80? My usual sources (e.g., Ned Carlson) are about $90. Not that that's a bad price...
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Brett, where can I find the 6550s for $80? My usual sources (e.g., Ned Carlson) are about $90. Not that that's a bad price...
I got them from Ned. Maybe they were on special...can't seem to find the invoice.
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How will I know if the amp will take the 6550's?
They usually interchange fine in class A amps, and looking at the specs of your amp on their site, my guess is it's not a problem.

But email Joseph and ask for confirmation.
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Maybe they were on special
Or it's our new Minidollar at work. I'll go to Ned for this one. Thanks for the recco- my Tung-Sols are starting to look a little gray around the edges.
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Thanks for the recco- my Tung-Sols are starting to look a little gray around the edges.
I just hope your amp isn't too critical of what tubes it takes...

The Tung-Sols are certainly amongst the top 3 6550s I ever heard and are getting rather hard to come by.

Not that I want to publicise this too much...
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I just hope your amp isn't too critical of what tubes it takes...
Nah. If I need to adjust compensation, I can probably manage. And I tend to use lowish grid resistors anyway, just for idle current stability over time; I'm a lazy guy.
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