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Old 6th April 2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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Question General Electric vs Toshiba 6L6's

Which 6L6-GC is better, the General Electric's or the Toshiba's?
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Old 6th April 2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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That's an interesting question, I noticed too that in the "latter" tube days, some Japanese versions were made. I have a Japanese 5U4GB. Did they have good technology and were the filaments/cathodes made with an excellent quality alloy, as were the US NOS's?
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Old 7th April 2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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I think that GE's are the origin of 6L6's but when I was comparing the tubes, the Toshiba looked neeter.

The glass was more clear and the sase looked cleaner thats why I posted this question. The Toshiba has more magnesium.

I know that external looks does not tell the quality of the tube, but isnt it an indication??
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Old 7th April 2007, 09:36 PM   #4
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Regardless of the appearance of these two sets of tubes, it is fairly likely that the GE will be the better sounding of the two. I've had both and while well made the Toshiba ones seemed somewhat shrill and lacking in low end in a pair of McIntosh MC30s I used to own.
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