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Old 9th December 2006, 03:46 AM   #1
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If I have a 5842/417A, is this a 5842 which is coincidentally similar to a 417A, or is it truly a 417A?
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Old 9th December 2006, 04:45 AM   #2
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As far as I know, 5842 is just the standard 4-digit American number for a 417A, which is a Western Electric number. So, they are the same tube.

Or, you could argue it's not truly a 417A unless it was manufactured by WE, I guess.

In any case the characteristics should be the same, not just similar.

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Old 9th December 2006, 04:55 AM   #3
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Thanks pmillet, that's what I was hoping to hear.
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