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Old 12th January 2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Best Sounding 6550

I have a several amps that use 6550 tubes and own both SOVTEK and NOS GE MILL 6550. The GE 6550 sound very soft and the SOVTEK sound more dynamic and detailed. I was surprised at this finding, however I would think that there would be a better sounding 6550 tube for these amps than the SOVTEK. Does any one have any thought or ideas on the best sounding 6550.
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Old 12th January 2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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This is the amp with the 6550's.
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Old 12th January 2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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Tung Sol. They look cool, too.
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Old 13th January 2004, 12:26 AM   #5
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Hi,

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Tung Sol. They look cool, too.
They're the best, no doubt about it.

Expect to part with some big bucks though....

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So far I could only locate the 6550 on Ebay. They were goning for $100-$150 for a patched pair, ouch. Well the question now are Tung-Sol tubes that much better than the Sovtek. Their other tubes did seem so steep, are they of the same quality.
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Old 13th January 2004, 01:17 PM   #7
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Hi,

I hear the latest Svetlana 6550 sounds good and seems reliable in the field.

OTOH there seems to be trouble with the Sovtek 6550-C.

Here's a guy who seems to have some 6550 Tung-Sol left:

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