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How to Distinguish Various Vacuum Tubes

Vacuum tubes refer to glass tubes from which glass has been removed. The vacuum tube is filled with electrodes which are used to control electricity flow. Vacuum tubes were first used in computers for amplification but as time went by its uses were also used in radios, televisions and telephones. The size of a vacuum tube is large which does not fit the modern computing equipment available which has greatly led to decrease in their usage. Due to the size of the vacuum tubes, they are majorly used today in equipment that needs high-end audios. Below are some of the methods that one can use to identify different types of vacuum tubes.

This is a special tube that is used to tune the television. Not all persons love high volume hence for them, this kind of vacuum tube would be better as the noise is reduced.

5751 is mostly used in equipment like a guitar as it has a low voltage and low noise too. It is ideal for maintaining the tone and shaping it giving one the ability to control themselves. To get the best result, the correct tube must be used in guitars to produce clear tones of which swapping the vacuum tubes will lead to a difference in the outcome. 6SL7 can be used in place of vacuum tube 12AX7. As much as they can be used in place of 12AX7, 6SL7 has a note that is higher than the rest.

These particular vacuum tubes are characterized by the fact that it uses high power and cannot be distorted making it good for hi-fi amps systems. It can withstand high voltage because it uses high power without getting damaged. 6L6 has gained popularity compared to others because of the sound that it produces which is rock sound.

Many people love soft tunes that is why 6V6 has been used for many years because it has reduced rhythm and volume. 2A3 is another type of vacuum tube with a range of 6500 but its volume is considerably low. These tubes are mostly used for marshal amps because of their low power usage.

This type has a volume that is great and can be used for both blues and rocks by tuning it. This KT66 has been worked on for years and its performance has been improved as compared to other tubes. Finally, tube 6550 as compared to others is commonly used because it’s available in different nature, dynamics, and full tone.

There are different types of Vacuum tubes that are available that need to be selected best according to the outcome that is needed. Disappointments are part of life and therefore it is one’s responsibility to choose what is good to get the best as many of them are there and one can get confused easily.
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