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6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Doug Burskey on Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Does anyone here have a radio that uses 6Y6 for the audio output? Not a very popular type compared to the 6V6.

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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Dr. Radio on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:47 pm

Just curious, or are you trying to compare some circuitry?

I don't know off hand if I have any, I'd have to check, and the usual suspects are buried!
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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Doug Burskey on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:59 pm

No not really. It's just that you don't see 6Y6's used that often. I have a Westinghouse H-104 that uses a pair of them. Not in push-pull, but single ended in parallel so if you pull out one of the 6Y6's the set still plays well. In fact when I acquired this set one of the  6Y6's was missing.

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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:09 am

I had a Crosley console radio with 6Y6 single-ended output. I sold it years ago, and don't remember the model number. It had a 9 inch speaker, as I remember. Did they not use the 6Y6 in some early TV's as audio and vertical output tubes?

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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Conelrad on Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:38 am

A 6Y6 was mostly seen as a clamp tube for the screen voltage in a transmitting pentode.

The tube manuals say it is useful as an output tube in the last audio stage in radios with lower plate voltages.

My tube guy has way too many, nobody buys them.

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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Ragwire on Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:48 pm

Not me. I got 35W4, 35Z5, 35Z4, 6X5, 6AX5, 5Y3 and 5Y4, including both radios and test equipment that uses tube rectifiers. Not sure I've ever seen a 6Y6.
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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by 35Z5 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:27 pm

The 6Y6G/GA/GT is very similar to the 6W6, just has lower voltage ratings... It's more closely related to 12/17/25/50L6 but with a 6v heater(that draws almost as much heater current as three 6V6)... No I didn't forget 35L6, it's ratings are below the others due to less available heater power... 

There is also a 6DG6 that is the 6v equiv of the "L6" types I mentioned...

It could be used in a AA5/6 with line derived B+ & tube heaters powered by a filament transformer...
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Re: 6Y6 Output Tube

Post by Resistance is Futile on Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:00 pm

There are 114 different radios according to Grillecloth that use 6Y6.
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