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Old 29th December 2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default 6N3P-EV measured Ia/Va/Vg curves

Merry Xmas all.
I thought I would have a play with 6N3P-EV dual triode on the Avo Mk3 tester and graph the results. There seems to be wildly varying curves for these tubes on the net, most showing extreme non-linearity which was not borne out by audible testing. What do you guys think of the linearity?

The Vg figures are RMS values as measured on a scope as the Avo tester uses pseudo-AC (half-wave rectified unfiltered) for its supplies.
P.S. Sorry about the hand sketch graph, I don't have a plotter for this.

Gary

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I only tested a couple 6N3Ps, but they all seemed to bias up the same.

In addition, the distortion (at least with a current source in the anode and IR LED in the Cathode) was low as indicted by low harmonic distortion.

Are you using 6N3P or 6N3P-E tubes?
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I only tested a couple 6N3Ps, but they all seemed to bias up the same.

In addition, the distortion (at least with a current source in the anode and IR LED in the Cathode) was low as indicted by low harmonic distortion.

Are you using 6N3P or 6N3P-E tubes?
I am using 6N3P-EV. I have tried the LED bias with good results, but have yet to get around to adding a CCS on the anode side.
I thought I would just try some characteristic measurements with a tester that allows stepping the voltages. I have done the same for 6N1P-EV and 6N2P-EV as well.
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