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Re: OEI output transformer, EL34 or 5881? which has a better sound?

10/1/2000 1:20 AM
Steve A.
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Re: OEI output transformer, EL34 or 5881? which has a better sound?
Bryan:  
 
... or well you be pulling more then the PT can handle?  
 
    EL34's will draw a lot more heater current than 6L6's; you can compare the actual heater voltage using EL34's vs the 6L6's and if there is a "significant" voltage drop when using the EL34's you better pull them out... I guess if it drops from 6.3vac to less than 6.0vac you better get professional advice.  
 
    This is assuming that your PT is from an old amp and you have no idea what the actual specs are.  
 
Steve Ahola  
 
P.S. I have a hunch that a nice OT (like Speed's) will sound better even when mismatched than a lousy OT with the impedances matching perfectly... ;)

 
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Peter S Steve, It really isn't tha... -- 10/1/2000 6:02 AM
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