Svetlana Winged C Cryo / 6L6GC-SVETLANA WINGED C CRYO

6L6GC-SVETLANA WINGED C CRYO 6L6GC-SVETLANA WINGED C CRYO Click on image(s) above to view larger

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The valves that we stock under the Svetlana winged C are the original items made by the JSC Svetlana Company that owns and operates the Svetlana factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. This factory has a long history of making valves and transmitting valves .In fact have been making vacuum tubes for over 100 years. These valves have constantly topped not only our own valve reviews but also in audio and guitar reviews the world over. They offer some of the best sounding types available today.

Watford valves has cryogenically treated some of the more popular and best sounding Original Svetlana / winged C valves. This process makes a permanent change to the valves performance and the benefits do not deteriorate over time or upon return to operating temperature, it changes the whole way the vacuum tube performs..

The biggest benefits I have found have been a huge improvement in audio performance. The soundstage is bigger with more detail with a big reduction in the noise floor. The most dramatic improvement has been how the valve operates under saturated and overdriven conditions in guitar amplifiers. The distortion is smoother with less hardness and is musically pleasing to the ear.
The Svetlana 6L6GC was designed based on the famous Sylvania STR 387 6L6GC and manufactured in the JSC Svetlana factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. These are the Original Svetlana 6L6GC which are also known as Winged C due to the company's original trade mark logo that is on the valve.

The Svetlana 6L6GC tight manufacturing specification and tolerances and improved processing provided the best made modern 6L6GC with improved reliability and superior sonic performance that rivalled the old USA made valves.

The Svetlana 6L6GC features thick mica spacers and internal bracing to help reduce vibrations and microphonics. It features a gold plated molybdenum alloy control grid and graphite coated screen grid to reduce secondary emission.

The valve produces an even and rich soundstage without sounding muddy under full distortion. This is the best clean sounding current production 6L6GC made today. The treble is clear and smooth and has a nice chime when used in Fenders close to the old USA made Philips Sylvania sound. The Cryo treatment is proven scientific process that permanently enhances the valves performance.This gives the valve more clarity and definition especially under overloaded conditions.

The bass response is rock solid and very well balanced. The top end is very smooth with no hardness. They come dual matched in pairs and quads as is without doubt the best sounding 6L6GC on the market today. The sound quality of the Cryo treated valve is comparable with rare new old stock valves with a much higher price tag.

The 6L6GC-Svetlana winged C is available in dual matched pairs and quads which are matched on plate current and gain.



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