Tube Amp Doctor’s answer to the challenge to build the best 6L6 type tube ever manufactured!
Brand new in 2021
The TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE is our latest 6L6GC designed and built to claim to be the best 6L6 type tube ever manufactured.
A damn high claim, but we are sure that we have achieved exactly that.
In terms of sound, the TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE produces the powerful but always defined bass response known from the legendary american built NOS RCA 6L6GC, with clear, unobtrusive and yet transparent highs. In every setting, the TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE responds directly and with noticeable dynamics, from buttery soft and warm to powerful and brutal without losing any details or depth.
This makes the TAD 6L6GCM-STR an effective upgrade for every amplifier using 6L6GC or 5881 tubes; also repalces any EL37, CV586, VT115A, 6L6GA, 6L6GB, 6L6WGB, 6L6WGC, STR-440, STR-454, 6p3p, 6p3s, 6p3s-e etc.
The TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE combines the structural advantages of the robust American Philips / Sylvania 6L6GC, also known as MESA 6L6GC-STR415, and the sound quality of the legendary RCA 6L6GC tubes.
Silky highs, defined, deep bass and lots of headroom recommend the TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE for lively clean sounds as well as a powerful broadband power amplifier for multi-channel amps.
The new TAD Redbase series combines the latest manufacturing technologies with traditional design and flawless quality. The TAD Redbase series is exclusivly built on a TAD production line that has been optimized especially for the TAD Redbase series. At TAD in Germany, the tubes of the STR series receive a special, additional burn-in treatment and formatting process in preparation for the TAD Premium-Matching, which optimizes the quality of the cathode emission and opens up an exceptionally detailed sound structure.
The Classic 6L6 Sound – Excellent Tone and Maximum Lifetime!
Q: When does a power tube become a Premium Selected power tube?
A: All power tubes labeled Premium Selected have passed the following tests:
– Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
– Low Noise Test
– Microphonic Test
– Sonic Tests
– Shock Tests
– Listening Tests
– Shorts & Leakage Tests
Premium RT-Matching of Power Tubes
Our Premium Matching> is an exact matching of power tubes with identical Plate Current (PC) and Transconductance (TC).
Data sheet: https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/media/pdf/f1/9d/7d/tad-datenblatt_6l6gcm-str-1-2.pdf
*TAD Premium Selected tubes are guaranteed for a period of 6 months (according to terms of warranties)
for the quality criteria mentioned above.