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post #16 of 55
I recently purchased these tubes for my MKII: 6N6P / ECC99 / E182CC Double Triode Tubes. Am I correct based upon this thread that these are not compatible with my amp. Sorry, just a little confused. Should I have purchased the 6N6P-I.

Rick
post #17 of 55
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Originally Posted by webghost View Post
hi everyone,

my set of "bulldapters" is finished but i cant listen with them yet - i´ve got no 5687 tubes at this time

best greets from Austria
Stefan

Nice job !!!

What material did you use for the spacer ?

Regards,

Peete.
post #18 of 55
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Originally Posted by rickrod63 View Post
I recently purchased these tubes for my MKII: 6N6P / ECC99 / E182CC Double Triode Tubes. Am I correct based upon this thread that these are not compatible with my amp. Sorry, just a little confused. Should I have purchased the 6N6P-I.

Rick

I believe you have correct tube for the Mk II. The Mk III uses the 6H6PI variety.

Regards,

Peete.
post #19 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rickrod63 View Post
I recently purchased these tubes for my MKII: 6N6P / ECC99 / E182CC Double Triode Tubes. Am I correct based upon this thread that these are not compatible with my amp. Sorry, just a little confused. Should I have purchased the 6N6P-I.

Rick
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
I believe you have correct tube for the Mk II. The Mk III uses the 6H6PI variety.

Regards,

Peete.
Hi Guys! The 6H6N, 6H6PI, 6H30EB, 6H30PI, 6H30PI-DR, can be used on the MKII and MKIII. Which is totally cool. Love those 6H30's bigtime!

Rick, post up the ebay link so I can see the exact auction, and I'll tell you for sure if it's the right thing, OK?

Thanks!
post #20 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by webghost View Post
hi everyone,

my set of "bulldapters" is finished but i cant listen with them yet - i´ve got no 5687 tubes at this time

best greets from Austria
Stefan

I keep looking at his pics of his version of the BullPlugs and wondering, "where the heck are the wires stored?". Maybe them babies are crammed in there somehow.

I Love that shot of all the tubes, with those M8161's and their Shield, standing out front. Very cool.
post #21 of 55
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
Nice job !!!

What material did you use for the spacer ?

Regards,

Peete.

hi Peete,

i´ve used an old stainless steel pipe which is polished by a "dremel".

greets
Stefan
post #22 of 55
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Originally Posted by Penchum View Post
I keep looking at his pics of his version of the BullPlugs and wondering, "where the heck are the wires stored?". Maybe them babies are crammed in there somehow.

I Love that shot of all the tubes, with those M8161's and their Shield, standing out front. Very cool.
there is more then enough space for the wires, at first i soldered the socket to the "pins" and than put the spacer (pipe) over.
I´ve an (not very good) picture of it on my mobile phone, i´ll put it in soon.

greets
Stefan
post #23 of 55
Rick, post up the ebay link so I can see the exact auction, and I'll tell you for sure if it's the right thing, OK?

Penchum,

Here is the Ebay listing, I have a MKII. Sorry, I don't know how to post a link.



6N6P / ECC99 / E182CC Double Triode Tubes. Lot of 8.
Item number: 300176478457


Thanks for your help, Rick
post #24 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickrod63 View Post
Rick, post up the ebay link so I can see the exact auction, and I'll tell you for sure if it's the right thing, OK?

Penchum,

Here is the Ebay listing, I have a MKII. Sorry, I don't know how to post a link.



6N6P / ECC99 / E182CC Double Triode Tubes. Lot of 8.
Item number: 300176478457


Thanks for your help, Rick
No problem! Those appear to be 6H6N, which is the direct replacement for the Chinese 6N6 that came with your MKII. They will work, and will sound better than the 6N6. The "PI" version does sound even better, sometimes labeled as 6H6N-N (last N is backwards) and usually cost about the same.

So, it's not a total loss or anything. Maybe you could upgrade later to the much improved Russian NOS 6H30-PI. That would cost more (about $22 each), but would give you seriously improved sound. Good luck!
post #25 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by webghost View Post
there is more then enough space for the wires, at first i soldered the socket to the "pins" and than put the spacer (pipe) over.
I´ve an (not very good) picture of it on my mobile phone, i´ll put it in soon.

greets
Stefan
Great! Thanks!
post #26 of 55
Thread Starter 
A quick (fuzzy) pic of the Bullplugs inside the tube rails on my MKIVse.



Now I just have to find out if it's ok to do or not.
post #27 of 55
Looks Cool P! There shouldn't be an issue what-so-ever. The copper shell acts only as an additional shield with no potential to ground or short. I like how the socket comes right to the top of the tube guard, like I built them "to measure"!
post #28 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ethebull View Post
Looks Cool P! There shouldn't be an issue what-so-ever. The copper shell acts only as an additional shield with no potential to ground or short. I like how the socket comes right to the top of the tube guard, like I built them "to measure"!
Thanks! It does look pretty nice. When are you going to "plunk down" the cash for a MKIVse? They will stop making them soon ya know!
post #29 of 55
How's the Arcturus/6CQ6 combo sound there?

Much as I'm sure I'd enjoy the IVse, it's not in the cards I'm afraid. Gotta start getting serious about a move out of state planned for this year.
post #30 of 55
Thread Starter 
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How's the Arcturus/6CQ6 combo sound there?

Much as I'm sure I'd enjoy the IVse, it's not in the cards I'm afraid. Gotta start getting serious about a move out of state planned for this year.
It was a great combo to listen too. Very full and rich.
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