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Are my tubes the same? 5654 and 6AK5

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I bought the little dot III with the 5654 as stock, and I ordered the 6AK5 from a different supplier.

I check online for 5654 vs 6ak5 and they yield the result: " little dot III 5654 (6ak5) tubes" etc. Are they the same?

Was I screwed?


Edited by tals - 4/21/12 at 1:15pm
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I bought the little dot III with the 5654 as stock, and I ordered the 6AK5 from a different supplier.

I check online for 5654 vs 6ak5 and they yield the result: " little dot III 5654 (6ak5) tubes" etc. Are they the same?

Was I screwed?

 

Yes... these are equivalent tubes with similar properties.  The M8100 and EF95 are also equivalents to the 6AK5 and 5654.  

 

But... I would not mix them in pairs (e.g. an EF95 with a 5654 or 6AK5), only like tubes in pairs (e.g.  5654 with a 5654, etc.).  

 

Here's a great reference to determine tube equivalents:  

 

http://tdsl.duncanamps.com/tubesearch.php

 

http://tdsl.duncanamps.com/show.php?des=5654

 

http://tdsl.duncanamps.com/show.php?des=EF95

 

http://tdsl.duncanamps.com/show.php?des=6AK5

 

 


Edited by Gradofan2 - 4/21/12 at 9:13pm
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