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Elite80 POWER AMPLIFIERS
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OH SO SHINY
like the performance and sound quality of the Philips-ECG-Sylvania
6AV5GA that we use in the
Elite40SE 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KT88’s. Originally made for demanding military applications these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.
these output tubes modestly as we do makes an amplifier that not only
sounds very nice, but will also last a long, long time.
In fact we have recently had the opportunity to
inspect and upgrade one of the first Elite80's we built, and with well
over 5000 (now reported at over 10,000 hours) hours of reported running
time on these Sylvania 6AV5GA's there was no sign of sonic degradation,
so we sent it home with the original tubes still going strong!!
If you look around on the web you’ll find an ever expanding, near cult,
listener following of horizontal sweep tubes and interest seems to be