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Elite80 POWER AMPLIFIERS
OH SO SHINY
We really like the performance and sound quality of the
Philips-ECG (Sylvania) 6AV5GA in the
amplifiers. From info we have gathered these are actually an
upgraded military version of 6FW5's labeled as 6AV5GA's. The 6FW5 is a much heavier dissipation tube
than your standard 6AV5GA.
This heavy duty version of the 6AV5GA also has the top getter which
silvers uniformly only the top portion of the envelope, making the
tube's appearance also very cool looking. This 6AV5GA is a very
well manufactured tube, made in the USA, by Sylvania in Emporium, PA in
1984. They are a very robust design with cathodes larger than a
KT88’s. Originally made for demanding military applications these
ideal power tubes provide unrivalled sonic performance in the correct
audio circuit, at least in our opinion, and we believe yours too once
you listen with this amp.
Operating these output tubes modestly
as we do makes an amplifier that not only
sounds very nice, but will also last a long, long time. If you look around on the web you’ll find an ever
expanding, near cult, listener following of sweep tubes and it seems to be spreading.