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RE: OK I gotta ask. Why no more 6p3se / 6n3ce for sale other than on Ebay?

From one old fart to another, the only time I ever A/Bd the 6pse against the Sovtek 5881/6L6WGC was about 7 years ago, with several others present. The two tubes looked exactly alike, however they CERTAINLY didn't sound the same. The 6p3se sounded much better to all of us, the Sovtek 5881/6L6WGC sounded dull and lifeless in comparison.

My advice is to get a tested quad or two from an ebay eastern block seller with an excellent feedback rating. Look for pre Gorbachev era tubes (before 1984), the ones we tested were 1970s production. I believe there are several reasons the tube quality dropped off during the Gorby years, but that's for another post.


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