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KT170 tube...
« on: January 30, 2022, 09:16:05 PM »
Does anyone know of a SE amplifier design using this brute of a tube?

https://shop.ehx.com/item/kt170%20tungsol/tubes-vacuum-tung-sol/

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 06:18:36 AM »
Curious why that tube?  At $200 each, seems like a ridiculously expensive option??
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 08:42:47 AM »
Curious why that tube?  At $200 each, seems like a ridiculously expensive option??
The WE 300B is is $425.00

https://www.thetubestore.com/western-electric-300b

NOS 300B are $2500.00 a pop!

The KT170 should put out a lot more power than the SE KT150 amp I heard that sounded glorious.  Run conservatively it should last a very long time.
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2022, 08:48:56 AM »
So are these so very much better sounding than, say a 6bq5, or the 6L6 family?  You're talking about an order of magnitude in price difference. 
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 09:20:27 AM »
So are these so very much better sounding than, say a 6bq5, or the 6L6 family?  You're talking about an order of magnitude in price difference.
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 08:34:46 PM »
Anyone compare the sound of the new type Tung Sol 6550 to the KT 170?

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2022, 10:03:14 PM »
Does anyone know of a SE amplifier design using this brute of a tube?

https://shop.ehx.com/item/kt170%20tungsol/tubes-vacuum-tung-sol/

I'm thinking about a retirement project...

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Hi Dave,

I've never heard of this company before, but this is one: https://www.tektron-italia.com/en/products/tk-two-kt170-pse/

Single ended parallel?

Paul

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2022, 10:22:14 AM »
Does anyone know of a SE amplifier design using this brute of a tube?

https://shop.ehx.com/item/kt170%20tungsol/tubes-vacuum-tung-sol/

I'm thinking about a retirement project...

I know, I know  :roll:

Hi Dave,

I've never heard of this company before, but this is one: https://www.tektron-italia.com/en/products/tk-two-kt170-pse/

Single ended parallel?

Paul
Looks to be lovingly and smartly built.  I wonder: how much?   8)

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2022, 07:06:06 PM »
According to their FB page, it is 6,150.00. But, I do love the copper top plate and the wooden accents.

I better look someplace else for my tube amplifier fix until I win the Publisher's Clearing House weekly draw...

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2022, 07:37:18 PM »
According to their FB page, it is 6,150.00. But, I do love the copper top plate and the wooden accents.

I better look someplace else for my tube amplifier fix until I win the Publisher's Clearing House weekly draw...
I'llbuy a Powerball ticket.  When I win I'll buy two and give you one as a finder's fee 

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2022, 01:29:30 PM »
That reminds me of a joke:
Guy goes home and asks his wife what she would do if he won the lottery.
She says "I'd take half and leave your miserable ass."
He says great, I just won twelve bucks, here's six, keep in touch.
You guys and your tubes. Cool looking amp though.

Don
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2022, 02:07:59 PM »
That reminds me of a joke:
Guy goes home and asks his wife what she would do if he won the lottery.
She says "I'd take half and leave your miserable ass."
He says great, I just won twelve bucks, here's six, keep in touch.
You guys and your tubes. Cool looking amp though.

Don
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Tubes sound better.  Prove me wrong!
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2022, 08:23:33 PM »
According to their FB page, it is 6,150.00. But, I do love the copper top plate and the wooden accents.

I better look someplace else for my tube amplifier fix until I win the Publisher's Clearing House weekly draw...
I'llbuy a Powerball ticket.  When I win I'll buy two and give you one as a finder's fee 

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It's a deal!  :thumb:

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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2022, 09:06:22 AM »
Dave:
Getting into a good confrontation with you concerning audio would be like me taking the tweezers from my knife to a gun fight.

Don
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Re: KT170 tube...
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2022, 09:33:07 AM »
Dave:
Getting into a good confrontation with you concerning audio would be like me taking the tweezers from my knife to a gun fight.

Don
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