• WARNING: Tube/Valve amplifiers use potentially LETHAL HIGH VOLTAGES.
    Building, troubleshooting and testing of these amplifiers should only be
    performed by someone who is thoroughly familiar with
    the safety precautions around high voltages.

6x5 rectifier substitutes

yeah, there are quite a few beefier 5v rectifiers, but since his amp is using a 6X5 stock, it shouldnt be a problem.

if he decided to change it, chances are slim he has a 5v winding, so he will need a 6.3v rectifier..

6CA4 sound good?

hrmm, theres probably something betterout there.


but anyways, if its stock with a 6X5, it should be able to handle the current draw...

dimitry, what is the tube lineup of this amp? something mono & SE ?
 
Have a look at a pair of 6N3's or EY82's. If I remember a 6CA4 correctly (haven't seen one since the early seventies) the 6N3 is like one of these but with one large single anode instead of two half size ones. They were sometimes used as a pair in B/W tv sets. Used to use them to make junkbox amps when I was a broke teenager.
http://w1.871.telia.com/~u87127077/diod/ey82.htm

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