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Matched Tubes, What does it Actually Mean

I have been out of the world of tube equipment for a while and recently got back in. And it is time to retube my new-to-me amplifier. So I have a few questions about matched pairs/quads etc.

There are a lot of vendors to chose from; Tube Depot, Tube Store, Amplified Parts, Larry Curley, and Moe Electronics just to name a few. All of them claim to do matching, which I have no reason to doubt, but none provide much detail to tell me who does the closer matching.

I have read articles on what is important so I get the basic idea but without any specifics from suppliers it does not mean much. Recently bought a matched pair and when I asked what the standard was I was told they had no idea but their supplier says they are matched; will not be using them again.

I am open to hearing who you use and what your experience has been.


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Topic - Matched Tubes, What does it Actually Mean - BIOMAN 14:56:23 07/16/20 (14)

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