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    5Z3P rectifier Tube, what do you guy's know about it?

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    Tanner

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    5Z3P rectifier Tube, what do you guy's know about it?

    Post by Tanner on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:54 pm

    I just got a pair the other day. Its a replacement for the 5AR4 tube so it says. I did plug it in the ST-70 and it works but I pulled it until I know for sure I'm not going to hurt anything. Any knowledge or advise would be great

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    anbitet66

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    Re: 5Z3P rectifier Tube, what do you guy's know about it?

    Post by anbitet66 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:50 pm

    All indications are it is a direct replacement for a 5U4. It has a directly heated cathode and probably draws 3Amps of filament current. A 5AR4 has an indirectly heated cathode and draws 1.9Amps of current. A 5U4 can substitute for a 5AR4, but there will be a loss of power to the amp and less power would be available at the speakers. Just look in the Dynaco manual about subbing a 5U4.

    Tony


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    Tanner

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    Re: 5Z3P rectifier Tube, what do you guy's know about it?

    Post by Tanner on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:22 pm

    Ok , well I dont push the amp hard at all. So will I be safe to use it? I have a VTA board so I'll adjust the bias after I install it.

    anbitet66

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    Re: 5Z3P rectifier Tube, what do you guy's know about it?

    Post by anbitet66 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:55 am

    It was ok by Dynaco, so I see no reason not to. Just remember it will have an effect on your amps sound, this could be interpereted as good or bad depending on the pair of ears listening. At least you have a spare rectifier for when it is needed.

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