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Old 31st March 2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hello All,

Im thinking of building another salas 6v6 linestage. I'm trying to compile a list of tubes in the 6v6 family. I love the 6v6 especially in triode. Please let me know the others.

6aq5,6cw5,6005,7408,5992,7c5,12ab5,6p6s.


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Old 31st March 2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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+6CM6/12CM6 maybe?

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Old 31st March 2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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Old 31st March 2014, 01:24 AM   #4
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Hi,

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6cw5
Not sure how large you want your "family" to be but I don't think this one is related to the 6V6.

Miniature base: EL90, 6AQ5, N727, 6L31, CV1862 etc. ,

Noval base: 6P1P (Russia, slightly different) and 6P1 (China, also different from 6P1P), different pin out: 6BW6. 6287.

Octal: VT107, CV510, 6AY5, OSW3106, 6F6 should work too.

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No, the 6CW5 is not similar to the 6V6. It is a 6BQ5/EL84 with a high gain screen grid which must not be fed over 300 volts, usually quite a bit less.

The 6EZ5 was on the dollar list at the usual places a few years ago until I mentioned that it plugged right into a 6V6 socket in many applications including the SSE. Now they are $5. The 6EY5 may work too, but I haven't tried that one.
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Hi,

6CZ5 has a similar story behind it re dollar list: 6973.

It's also said to be a descent of the 6V6 line.

All nice sounding tubes when triode though.

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The 6EZ5 was on the dollar list at the usual places a few years ago



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No, the 6CW5 is not similar to the 6V6. It is a 6BQ5/EL84 with a high gain screen grid which must not be fed over 300 volts, usually quite a bit less.

The 6EZ5 was on the dollar list at the usual places a few years ago until I mentioned that it plugged right into a 6V6 socket in many applications including the SSE. Now they are $5. The 6EY5 may work too, but I haven't tried that one.
yes George, the 12w6, and a lot of other tv tubes that used to sell for $1 a few years ago now sells for over $4, the 12W6 sounded so fabulous in my pp amp...
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6BW6 is NOVAL version of 6V6 tube, but less eufonic and microfonic!
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6BW6 is NOVAL version of 6V6 tube, but less eufonic and microfonic!
Maybe good for the preamp since a tight bottle helps in the common cathode version with gain. In the follower version most octals do well for microphony. Those noval types had an overheating problem in power amps but it will just see 4W class A in my preamp.
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