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GE 6550 / 6550A - welded plates, matched pair

GE 6550 / 6550A - welded plates, matched pair
Manufacturer: GE
The late 1970s GE 6550A power tubes in this precision matched pair have welded gray plates, 3 getters, and metal collar bases. The white print on the glass has the GE logo and 188-5 factory code (Owensboro, Ky). The glass is etched with "6550A U.S.A." and the dot pattern characteristic of GE tubes. See photos for flashing condition.

Tubes test as new and are precisely matched for both current draw (43.4 mA & 44.4 mA) and transconductance (5800 & 5800 Gm). They ship in new white boxes. It is very hard to find matched pairs of vintage power tubes like these—grab them while supplies last!
 
These tubes are sold as a matched pair (2 tubes). Photos are of the actual tubes.

Precision Power Tube Matching

Our power tubes are burned in for 48 hours and tested on a laboratory grade Amplitrex AT1000 tube tester (fixed bias mode, manual setting). They are screened for shorts, gas, leakage, and noise. We test and match tubes for both current draw (mA) and transconductance (Gm) at typical operating conditions for no extra charge.

The questions listed below allow you to provide information about your operating conditions that will help us select the best matched set of power tubes for your amplifier. Why this matters
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Price per matched set: $179.00
1 matched pair in stock

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