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Gopher
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Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
07/17/11 at 14:19:27
 
A local friend had some 5UC3 rectifiers he wants to hear in my torii, but I'm unfamiliar with these tubes and want to double-check they are safe to use.

Does anyone know if these can be rolled in?
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #1 - 07/17/11 at 15:04:50
 
That sounds like it could be a Winged C 5U4G/5U3C or alternative. Should be fine, as it is a direct swap for a 5U4G. I had an NOS black plate one in my Taboo for a while, and it was very nice, but I replaced it with a Mullard G37, which I liked better. I believe it is also the same as or similar to a 5C3S, such as the Svetlanas.
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #2 - 07/17/11 at 15:32:33
 
I doubt it would sound better than U.S. N.O.S.
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #3 - 07/17/11 at 15:52:17
 
Thanks for the info.  I'm nit sure what they are exactly, just that a local buddy saystheyareexquisiteand that they are Russian.
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #4 - 07/17/11 at 16:40:14
 
RR, you may be rightóI have tried WInged C, RCA, two different Mullards, and a Raytheon, all NOS, in my Taboo, and I came out preferring the Mullard G37, and I think it was because of the synergies with the other tubes I hadóbut the only way he will know is to try them out, and they're certainly safe to use in that role. Can't remember if Gopher indicated he had US NOS or not already, and that's not what the Torii ships with either.
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #5 - 07/17/11 at 21:26:44
 
I am rolling with RCA 5u4g rectifiers right now and the experimentation with my buddy's tubes is free...  I don't see a down side.
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Re: Can I use 5uc3 rectifiers in my torii?
Reply #6 - 07/17/11 at 21:58:19
 
I don't see a downside either. You never know!
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