Sovtek 6550WE - precision matched
|The Sovtek 6550WE power tube represents Russian manufacturer New Sensor's attempt to design the finest 6550 ever produced. It features thicker plates, improved heat dissipation, higher transconductance, and increased linearity. The resulting performance advantages include 5% higher output power, increased reliability, greater headroom, and superior tone.
tubes have been burned in, tested at typical operating voltages on a
laboratory grade Amplitrex AT1000, and precisely matched for both
current draw (mA) and transconductance (Gm). Learn more about our burn-in and testing process here.
Price is for a single tube and includes burn-in and standard matching service. Tubes ship in Sovtek retail boxes.
Precision Power Tube Matching
Our power tubes are burned in and then tested on a laboratory grade Amplitrex AT1000 tube tester. We match tubes for both current draw (mA) and transconductance (Gm) at typical operating conditions (plate: 500V, screen: 300V, grid bias: -30.5V).
After burn in and testing, we hand select and custom match every power tube order we receive. To do this, each power tube set is also run on a custom, fully variable test fixture that can match the operating conditions of your amplifier based on the information you provide below. This enables us to do a final check of the power tube set's performance and matching under load.
Why this matters
1. What is the manufacturer and model of your amplifier?
2. How is your amp biased? Why we ask
3. Matching notes Why we ask
If you know the plate, screen, and grid bias voltages your amplifier uses, please note them in the comments section when you check out and we will use this information when we select and match your power tube set. (If you don't know, don't worry--we can make an educated guess based on your amp's make and model, if we don't already know the voltages it uses.) If you are a guitarist, you can also specify if you prefer early or late breakup. Thanks!
Price per single tube: $32.00
Enter total number of tubes needed for your matched set
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