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Bigfish8

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6X5GT
« on: November 25, 2009, 12:20:06 PM »
Guys:

I received a NOS Bendix 6X5GT, produced in 1958, today and I just replaced a Sylvania (made by RCA) 6X5 in the power supply of my Mapletree Preamp.  Folks that think a rectifier tube does not impact sound don't know squat!  I am happy I made the investment in this tube and can only imagine it will get better after 50 hours or so!

Ken

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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 02:59:47 PM »
GREAT!!  give me some more details.    :drool:   I've got some of the 12sn7's coming from Andy at Vintage Tube services and I hope to add another 6x5gt to the list.

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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 06:58:44 PM »
Ken,

 Is your 6X5gt the 5852 Bendix?

 It is a great tube as I use them also but it is not a direct replacement for a 6X5 especially in the Mapletree pre from what I have read.

 Here is a link.
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=32521.0
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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 07:33:35 PM »
Bill:

Thanks, I will call Dr. Lloyd tomorrow or on Friday.  If it needs a mod I will have to call Dr. Sol because this tube makes a huge impact.

Ken

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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 09:52:28 PM »
Rob,

 Have you tried a 12SX7 yet? :drool:
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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 07:58:43 PM »
Bill,
    Hey!, sorry I missed your above post.  Didn't mean to ignore you.   How different is the 12sx7 from the 12sn7?   A direct replacement?  What do you recommend?

Thanks,

Rob S.
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Re: 6X5GT
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »
Rob,
 I believe it is a direct replacement. Look for RCA's would be my suggestion. Difference in sound between the two. :duh :rofl: It's all subjective but give them a try, they cost more so they must be better :lol:
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