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Old 11th March 2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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does anybody have a listening experience with the new KT66 claimed as GEC copy...

There is a chineese and a russian make, the plate looks clearly like the GEC and not like a 6L6... so what about their sound ?

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Old 11th March 2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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Are you referring to the KT66 made by Valve-Art?
If so, I can asure you that they sound very good.
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Old 11th March 2005, 11:44 AM   #3
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Valve Art is the chineese one. did you compare them to the original GEC ?

The other one is the Reflektor...


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Old 11th March 2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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The Saratov KT66 sound very good, more punch in the bass than the GEC, but little rougher at the top, but good value for money though...
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Old 11th March 2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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Sure, the upper part of the GEC is awesome... and my question is more : do the said copy meet the original ?

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Old 11th March 2005, 12:47 PM   #6
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I never had the opportunity to compair them with the original GEC's. The Valve-Art's have silky smooth high's and very solid low's.
When the bias is set according to the original spec's from GEC you will have a very nice sounding tube-amp

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Old 11th March 2005, 12:49 PM   #7
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IMHO, no
but:
a quad NOS GEC KT66 = 350
a quad Saratov KT66 = 80

it's all about value, if 350 is peanuts for you, why not, if 80 is what you consider normal, then they are good value

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Old 11th March 2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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Zombie, thank you for you point of view, for sure the price difference is huge.

Out of the price only concern, I also wanted to see the quality to price ratio between the original one and the new ones (russian and chineese)

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Old 11th March 2005, 01:28 PM   #9
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I used the Saratovs as "everyday" valves for casual listening and used the GECs when I was listening more actively...
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Old 11th March 2005, 01:45 PM   #10
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Woa , I did that with my former Leak TL50S....

I am looking the KT66 for my modified TL25S (I already have a quartett of GEC, and try to find the best buy for "casual listening" between the russian and the chineese)

I also have some 6L6GC from RCA and ULTRON to test...

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