Excellent deduction Ian.
What is even more intriguing is the box they came in, as it is undoubtedly old and has this printed on it -
WECO # KS-9497 , L-1
NAVY ORDER #N1265-35101 (P)
NAVY TTEM 1
WESTERN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
KEARNY, NEW JERSEY
So British valves with Cuban stamps and an American box. Very strange.
Oh, this is great Andy, I am going on the hunt. What an odd bag though as only last night I saw Shikada San post pictures of the new tubes he has and there were a pair of WE's which I have never seen before in our type of tube. What is odd as well is that they are Brimars in a mil spec box but without mil spec printing on the glass like my brimars have.. some hunting I a' go!
That is pure inspiration! I bet he could do that and I bet it would look fantastic.. I also bet he could do it with the 05's as well which would look great as well but the 06 I feel would look the best as it feels more skeletal.
Thats wonderful GG, I found him to be fantastic in dealing with my problem, as I type it is in the air on the way to Japan!
i had a look inside the tu-05 - so it is possible to integrate a neutrik 6.3 mm jack, but....
- the bias battery pack has to be moved to another position
- the output transformer has to be moved
- then the neutrik jack could be build into the amp instead of the 3.5 mm output jack drilling the nessesary hole.
- moving the power jack from the rear position to the front drilling a hole above the input jack
- drilling a hole for the neutrik 6.3 mm jack where the power jack was as additional headphone out
so my first cradle prototype maybe would be an easier solution.
I agree Bmichels, it would be hard as everything is pretty tight in there as I found out when checking the bias of the batteries.
GG, I think the solution the Shikada san has ended up with is a slightly longer chassis to acomodate larger headphone sockets and RCA outputs. I think he tries to keep the cable runs as short as possible.
I wonder, could you take a picture of the inside of your amp and post it. I want to see what the new HP socket looks like!
Also, personally I think the power jack is in the right place out of harms way, it would be so easy to confuse it with the input jack and thus short out the amp.