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NOS 5R4GY safe to use in the Super Zen?
02/06/13 at 23:37:57
 
I have several  5R4GY sitting around.  Can these safely be used in the Super Zen?
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Re: NOS 5R4GY safe to use in the Super Zen?
Reply #1 - 02/07/13 at 02:02:19
 
There was a recent thread about this. I believe that they can be used.
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Reply #2 - 02/20/13 at 12:37:10
 
Looking for confirmation... does anyone know for sure if 5R4GY can be used?
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Reply #3 - 02/20/13 at 14:56:03
 
I can confirm that I am successfully using a Philips 5R4GYS Made in Holland from Upscale Audio in my Super Zen with no problems. I am not sure how that compares to a 5R4GY.

I emailed Steve/Sarah about it a while ago before purchasing. I may have posted about it before. It sounds good, but I am not a review writer.

I also use a preferred series 274B from the tube store dot com without any issues.

Finally, I also use a TAD GZ34 from cryoset dot com. It works well.
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Reply #4 - 02/20/13 at 15:00:53
 
Thanks Busterfree!
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Reply #5 - 03/29/13 at 10:57:45
 
i know its kinda late ,but I tried the 5r4gya by GE, and it maybe the second best sounding rectifier behind the 274B that comes with the super.
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Reply #6 - 04/01/13 at 02:47:25
 
I also have the Philips Holland 5R4GYS in my Zen Select, purchased from Upscale Audio. Have had no problems with it and think it sounds better the the 274B. I haven't tried any other brands of this type tube. On the plus side the price was good, only paid 40.00 for it.
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Reply #7 - 10/06/13 at 12:17:05
 
as funny as it may sound I believe the 5r4 was made for electronics in high altitude situations , like the electronics for B-52's and such, believe it or not!
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