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Old 8th July 2004, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default 6gk6 tubes

anyone here ever built an amp based on this tubes.?...datasheet seems to indicate strong similarities with 6bq5 except for pinouts...

i have 4 of these tubes, which can be used to make a pp amp..

any info or url links are welcome....
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Old 8th July 2004, 03:44 AM   #2
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Default 6gk6 amps

I haven't built an amp with them per se, but I have two little amp modules that came out of an old high end television. Each has a 12AX7 voltamp/phase splitter and two 6gk6 outputs. They sounded very nice actually. I also rewired them as triode, dropped the overall feedback and tried them that way for a while, also good. Have been meaning to incorporate them into a little boombox stereo, but my to do list is just to darn long at the moment. I believe they are identical to the 6BQ5 save the pinout difference. Don't know if that helped, but in my opinion they are worth playing with.

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Old 8th July 2004, 05:19 AM   #3
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Default Yup, real sleeper!

Essentially a 6BQ5 with a "scrambled" pinout, specs are identical.

The RCA's look identical in construction to their 7189's

This is a real sleeper tube, well worth constructing around.

Several years ago I rewired a single ended console amp to take them, and was very pleased.

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