RCA 6l6 blackplates advice

tbar

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Need some advice , i have the chance to purchase some RCA 6l6 blackplates
that are 12yrs old not matched for $75. for the pair
should i buy them or spend the extra cash and buy NOS from a dealer
thanks
 

myles111

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I would want to know the test results on each tube matched or not. I have an office full of these that are bad that we break down to reverse engineer. If they are shot they have little value.
 

trap

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i went nos from a reputable dealer. 250 bucks for a closely matched pair. they sound unbelievable!:)
 

soldano16

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They aren't 12 years old.

Any history? You'd then need to get your amp rebiased. So you'd be wasting that $$ also if even one of the tubes is lame.

Sounds too risky without more info.
 

devbro

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I'd pass. Sounds too much like wife logic......"We cant use these, but they were on sale":crazy
 

go7

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IMHO nos tubes can be a crapshoot. I have 2 sets of RCA 6L6 Blackplates perfectly matched,they truly deserve there reputation. Got mine from Mike at KCA many years ago. IMHO worth the extra money to get quality, there is a lot of nos junk out there. A good set will give you many many years of tonal bliss.Good Luck!
 

tbar

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thanks for the info
im going to spend the extra cash and get them from a dealer
 




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