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Did Tung-Sol make a 6l6GC?

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by me2621a, Jan 21, 2019.
  1. me2621a
    Hi Guys,
    I just purchased a pair of NOS 6l6GCs that are supposedly Tung-Sol made.

    Looking at them they are black plates and look a lot like the RCAs. After spending a long time googling, it seems like Tung-sol made 5881s, which while similar would not be labeled at a 6l6gc so I am wondering, did I really purchase a pair of RCAs? Something else, or did TS actually make the GCs. If so does anyone have a thought on how they sound?

    Good news, if I don't like them I have a 30 day free return window.

    Attached is a picture for reference. I would have assumed they were 5881s if the 6L6GC was not screened onto the glass.
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  2. me2621a
    Ok so some progress made, based on the ribbed plate structure looks like these are GE made grey plates badged as Tung-Sol.

    What do people think of the GE 6L6GC? I know the cream of the crop is the RCA but a NOS pair is just a little to much (given my my collection of 6550s and other tubes).

    Thanks guys

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