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    6p3s-e report



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    Re: 6p3s-e report

    Post by frank on Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:43 pm

    xlr8 wrote:I hear supplies might be drying up, which is unfortunate. Thankfully, I think I acquired enough early on to last me the rest of my life, so I'll let you guys fight over/pay for the leftovers lol!!

    This truly is a shame. I only have the 8 tubes originally purchased. Wish I had more.


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    Re: 6p3s-e report

    Post by allenmmusic10003 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:21 pm

    While browsing the inventories of eBay sellers that carry this tube, I ran across the 6N2P-EV (billed as a 12AX7 equivalent). Anyone heard of or had any experience with them?

    They're affordable. Thus, my optimism is tempered.

    Merry Christmas

    Bob Latino

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    Re: 6p3s-e report

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:32 pm

    fswidecki wrote:
    deluxmon wrote:This is an new question posted in an older string.....I see Bob's suggestion of biasing the Russian  6p3s-e tubes at 40 to 50 milliamps per tube. Would this mean that one could bias these tubes at
    .400 -.500 VDC?

    Nope, please go back and reread that post. Unless your amp has characteristics with which I am not familiar, the bias should be between 1.248v and 1.56v per PAIR of output tubes. That would be between 0.624v (haha) and 0.78v per tube.



    What happens is this .. Dynaco used a 15.6 ohm bias resistor not a 10 ohm bias resistor on the original ST-70 - SO - the 1.56 bias voltage on a STOCK ST-70 equates to 100 milliamps per PAIR OR 50 milliamps per EACH output tube. Using the 1.248 bias voltage with a single 15.6 ohm bias resistor equates to 80 milliamps per each output tube PAIR or 40 milliamps per each output tube.

    The VTA amps use a 10 ohm bias resistor - SO - .400 VDC on an ST-70 equates to 40 milliamps per each output tube.



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    Re: 6p3s-e report

    Post by frank on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:05 am

    Oops, sorry. Your way is simpler/better. Thanks for the correction.

    Would it be possible/practical to swap out my bias resistors for 10ohm ones? Makes more sense to me. I've yet to compare my bias to a dry-cell battery.

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