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RE: Metal 6L6 Better?

FWIW, I had a friend who had a pair of Mac MC30s and he bounced back and forth betw metal 6L6/1614 and the 6P3 (not SE) labeled as "made in Germany" 6L6 GCs which they obviously are not. They sounded pretty much the same to us: not entirely surprising given that the Mac is a high feedback design that probably tends to minimize differences in the finals. The 6P3s were prone to dull redplating most of the time but never blew up. Don't know what was going on with the plates of the metal 6L6s but they sure ran hot in those amps.

VTV ran a 6L6 shootout many years ago. IIRC, they liked the 6P3 better than the 6P3SE. Don't recall if this was in MI or HIFI amps.


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