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Old 15th May 2004, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Please help me compare 2 cattle of fish...

i intend to build a push pull 6L6 amp until i was told by a couple people to go all the way to build either a 211 or 845 and not to waste time with the 6l6.

would a 211 in Single ended fashion beat a 6L6 in push pull in the area of punch bass?

i don`t have a big budget and probably won`t go for interstage irons. so? what would be a good choice?


what are your views?
i am quite confused... please help me. thanks!
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Old 15th May 2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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6L6 push pull will generally win over an SET in the "punch bass" department every time. The SET's strong point is in the sweetness of their vocal reproduction. In that area, they're hard to beat.
I'd say go for the 6L6 design.
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Old 15th May 2004, 10:40 AM   #3
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6L6 PP does have great bass, especially with decent output transformers. It can also have very sweet midrange, especially with a good driver stage.

The main problem with the high power SETs are the 1KV voltages and the expensive transformers...
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Old 15th May 2004, 11:00 AM   #4
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I have not heard 6l6 before but I have heard a good design push pull el34. The bass punch is there. If your 6l6 is design properly i would think it would have the same charteristics of a good push pull. high power set are a different game alltogether. It would take lots of manpower to do so. it took me almost 1 year to really get started in building a high power set.

211/845 would require atleast 1k to sound right at power level that is worthwhile. second u need interstage with transmitters. Or else power would be low. I would not think interstages are that expensive i wound mine localy in malaysia for 100 sing a pair.

Opt are another big problem, the size and specs are not cheap. I wound mine for 300 sing for a 9k:8 80 watts.
Both interstage and opt are wound on z11. If you are interested in them give a PM i can get some for you.
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Old 15th May 2004, 01:35 PM   #5
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100 sing is cheap.... i`m looking at a lunduhl thats about 300...

any how... this may look like i`m going for the 6L6.

i heard a good 845 driving 845 with an interstage and found the bass. anyway. i think i`ll settle for a PP.

Thanks!

any 845 fans out there?
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