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Old 19th December 2002, 08:11 PM   #11
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Also a "class B" tube would have a tougher grid wire, I do believe.
Just to hang your clothes on.

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Old 19th December 2002, 08:15 PM   #12
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No, no, no, thats the variable moo structure
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:22 PM   #13
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John, the grid wire is thicker so it will sound better.
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:24 PM   #14
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Are you sure you would hear the difference?

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Old 19th December 2002, 08:29 PM   #15
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John, the grid wire is thicker so it will sound better
You mean so only the "best" electrons get through?

Why is it thicker? Did you read it somewhere?
I would have thought a valve that spends half it's time in cut-off would'nt need it. But maybe there's another reason....
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:37 PM   #16
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You mean so only the "best" electrons get through?
It is common knowledge that 2nd order electrons sound better to the human ear. I see you are ignorant of this fact!

(RE: grid wire diameter - yes, I read that somewhere... I wish I could remember where... it was due to the current.)
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:40 PM   #17
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it was due to the current
Most things are.
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:48 PM   #18
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The 19 is one of those battery tubes. They all sound compressive due to the low filament current.

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Old 19th December 2002, 08:54 PM   #19
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Low filament current?
Robert, I think you better go check your facts - the 5 volters are only 50mA less current than "modern" 6.3 volt tubes, and the older versions of many battery tubes drew 1/2 an amp each!
Not to mention that in my experiments, they've never sounded compressed to me. What circuit were you using or listening to?
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Low filament current?
Robert, I think you better go check your facts - the 5 volters are only 50mA less current than "modern" 6.3 volt tubes, and the older versions of many battery tubes drew 1/2 an amp each!
Not to mention that in my experiments, they've never sounded compressed to me. What circuit were you using or listening to?
OK sorry maybe i should say low wattage. 2volts @ .25 amps is a small electron cloud in my book.

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