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 Post subject: New KT120 tubes arrive
PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 11:14 
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My quad of KT120s arrived this morning.


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 11:23 
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Pic-tures! :confused:

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 12:08 
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I agree with soundbrigade, can you post pics :mrgreen:

I think bruce said he had some on order, hope this means a super oddwatt ;)

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 17:01 
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kkkittehz wrote:
I agree with soundbrigade, can you post pics :mrgreen:

I think bruce said he had some on order, hope this means a super oddwatt ;)

$%^&^$*& the pictures - those are on the web. How do they SOUND!!!???

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 18:59 
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Looking forward to see some pictures side by side with KT88´s.

What brand are they?

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 20:49 
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Hi All, My KT120s came today. Mean looking things. About 1/2 inch taller than KT88s and more importantly, a much larger plate area. I expect to set up a pair of OddBlocks with them in a day or so and see how they do. I want to bump up the current to 240 ma from 180 to test them. That is at the limits of the standard Oddblock transformers and the actual output impedance will be less than the best (with my trannies I can get 4 or 8K). I estimate that the best value ought to be about 6.5K perhaps just a little less for class A U/L mode. More to follow in a few days.

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 20:57 
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Tung-Sol is the only maker of KT120 tubes (so far ;)).
There are stock photos of the KT120 tubes @ Tube Depot.

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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010, 21:30 
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Hi, A Photo I think. These are beasts! That's an EH KT88 for comparison.
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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2010, 02:21 
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Indeed the plate area is much larger!

Do I see a pair of getters of sides?

I have faith in those! LoL

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Hi All, My KT120s came today. Mean looking things. About 1/2 inch taller than KT88s and more importantly, a much larger plate area. I expect to set up a pair of OddBlocks with them in a day or so and see how they do. I want to bump up the current to 240 ma from 180 to test them. That is at the limits of the standard Oddblock transformers and the actual output impedance will be less than the best (with my trannies I can get 4 or 8K). I estimate that the best value ought to be about 6.5K perhaps just a little less for class A U/L mode. More to follow in a few days.

My trannys are 6.6K and rated 100 watts (CXPP100-MS-6.6K). If the KT120s sound good it appears my transformers should be able to handle them with ease and extract maximum clean power. I'm looking forward to your evaluation as I'm sure many others are. :up:

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