I assume I should test all the the remaining tubes to see if they show signs of damage, possibly indicate a larger issue?
If I understand the correctly, the minimum I should do is:
- Replace burned resistor
- Replace burned tube
Ideally I should:
- Replace resistor
- Check rectifier tube
- Replace all four output tubes
The amp has been solid for the two years I've had it and has a lot of hours on it.
I think somebody turned up the Variac powering the amp. I friends daughter, 4 year old, was listening to music several weeks ago and I imagine she may have turned the "big beautiful knob". I cannot say for sure.
When it happened I immediately cranked it down and killed the power but it seems like the dial was higher than it should be.
So, lets talk tubes.
I have been quite satisfied with the Sovtek 6550WE supplied with the amp.
I am driving Goldenear Triton Fives.
Any suggestions, and why?