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RE: Opinions on 6P3S for Hi-Fi ?

The 6P3S I used extensively when I was a newb. They sound good if you use them within their limits. I always used them cathode bias. If the plate voltage exceeds 380 V, they sound harsh/strident. If you follow the Russian datasheet and keep voltage conservative, they sound very sweet. They sound very good when used with XFMRs designed for 6V6 or EL84. I also used them with XFMRs designed for 6L6GB and they sounded good, but not as good as the -E version. I used them with the Edcor UL XFMRs and (no surprise) they sound good IF you keep the voltage conservative. as I recall, I keep the current (per tube) at about 35 ma.
The real surprise with these tubes was when I made push=pull=parallel monoblock amps with them. They sounded GREAT. i had offers to buy them, and did not have them listed for sale.


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