Everyone's favorite NOS 805 tube


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Apr 15, 2016
Minnetonka, MN
I'm interested in impressions on NOS 805 tubes folks on here have tried, specifically in SET amplifiers, but all use cases are welcome. I've heard great things about the RCA 805s. How do they stack up against the likes of Amperex 805s and United Electron 805?


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Apr 20, 2010
Pleasanton, CA
I have a pair of NOS Amperex 805, barely used, from an amp I no longer possess. I have to sell them, along with my fairly large unused tube inventory. Too lazy to sell all of my audio tailings, but I am going to have to get on the stick pretty soon.

It's a great sounding tube, albeit with curves more reminiscent of pentodes rather than triodes, but doesn't seem to matter so much with the transmitting triodes.
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