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Re: Something new on the bench [message #85631 is a reply to message #85630] Thu, 13 July 2017 20:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I really like the 6550 / KT88 tubes. And with what Bruce has found on the larger tubes, that makes it even more of a sweet spot for me.

Re: Something new on the bench [message #85646 is a reply to message #74921] Mon, 17 July 2017 15:28 Go to previous message
johnnycamp5 is currently offline  johnnycamp5
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I like the kt88 tubes as well.
I would think the current troubles with the kt120's will pass.
Is TUNG-SOL the only current manufacturer?

I have decided to go ahead with a pair of OddWatt Odd Block series 2 octal using kt88s.
It looks like it should be a fun build.

I agree with you about some current SET amps being fickle.
I've had my own issues with a kit I built, started blowing fuses (after around 200 hrs.), needing a very specific rectifier tube to correct it (EH 5U4GB).

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