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    KT88/6550 Tube Choices

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    toolGURU

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    Join date : 2008-12-09

    KT88/6550 Tube Choices

    Post by toolGURU on Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:30 pm

    Ok, many brands of tubes to chose from. Where to begin? Looking for
    the best overall sound quality out of a mark 3. Genalex Gold Lion,
    Sovtek, Tung-sol, etc. Any brands that people tend to swear by?

    DaLarry

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    Age : 73
    Location : Denver, Colorado

    Re: KT88/6550 Tube Choices

    Post by DaLarry on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:56 pm

    I bought a quad of JJ KT77's as well as a quad of Winged C EL34's, both of which sound great in either the ST-70 or Mark IV's. I think I slightly prefer the sound of the KT77's but I'm also curious to try a quad of Gold Lion KT66's.

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    JunkyJan

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    Location : BC, Canada

    Re: KT88/6550 Tube Choices

    Post by JunkyJan on Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:56 pm

    Hi ToolGURU

    I currently run a quad of Genalex repro Gold Lion KT-66 tubes, and the build quality of these tubes is excellent. The tubes themselves sound VERY good too - I have read accounts from guitar players at the guitar tube amp forums who maintain that these repros sound better than the original GEC Genalex tubes.

    Assuming that the Genalex KT-88 tubes are built to the same standard, I would definately go with a quad of those. Expensive at $200 for a quad, but not as expensive as the EAT KT-88 tubes (around $1,400 for a quad)....

    -- JJ

    toolGURU wrote:Ok, many brands of tubes to chose from. Where to begin? Looking for
    the best overall sound quality out of a mark 3. Genalex Gold Lion,
    Sovtek, Tung-sol, etc. Any brands that people tend to swear by?

    rwferr

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    Join date : 2009-01-11

    Re: KT88/6550 Tube Choices

    Post by rwferr on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:01 am

    I have tried the EH and the Genelex Repros and I can recommend the Genelex repros. I have been using them for around a year now with no issues and they sound great.

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