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    Tung Sol KT-170

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    tubed1

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    Post by tubed1 on Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:53 pm

    Anyone have any information on this whole new can of worms?
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    Post by peterh on Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:31 am

    tubed1 wrote:Anyone have any information on this whole new can of worms?
    Existing amps is not affected. One needs an amp made specifically for these tubes
    to get significantly better performance.

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    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:55 am

    Tung Sol KT-170 Tung-Sol-KT170

    As far as I know these Tung-Sol KT170 output tubes are just coming out now in Russia. I am sure that some company will build a high powered tube amp using these tubes in the near future. They have an interesting shape and do look nice. They are going to be expensive ($100+ USD each) and any amp built with these tubes will be pricey. I am pretty sure that they won't bias properly in any of our VTA amps.

    As of 10/30/20 I could only find these on the Russian web site below and even they mention that they are not available as yet. It would be nice to find a spec sheet on these ?

    KT170 output tubes on hificomponents.ru

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    Post by tubed1 on Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:02 pm

    Prima Luna made a KT-170 news release in a similar vein. No spec sheets available, yet. Would be interesting to tap the potential of this tube in a VTA Amp. Of course that would require some engineering.

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