Sophia Electric Princess 206 Tubes
Option 1 : $699.99 per premium matched pair with one year warranty.
Option 2 : $625 per premium matched pair with 30 days warranty.
Introduced at CES Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2003, Princess 206 tube of Sophia Electric in Washington, DC could be the world's best sounding tube ever. It is a hybrid of 300b and 205D in electrical character and has a big open sound unheard of from any 300b/2A3/45 tube (much like 845 with smaller power).
Sophia Electric amplifier designers have successful used 205D tube in the amplifier design as driver tube, (such as 205D drive 845 amplifier currently available) and as output tube in single ended and push pull design in various proto type amplifiers. As output tube, 205D has 1-1.5W in single ended power, far less than needed for most speakers, except horn speakers above 100dB efficiency.
Rather than parallel the 205D in two or three units per channel, our engineers enlarged the plate size by three times. It offers 5-6 watts of Single ended power or 15-20 watts in Push and pull design.
Overall Sonic Character:
Princess 206 tube has all the characters of 300b and 205D, and adds far more sonic beauty to music. Big, open sound like 845, Sweet like 300b, delicate like 45 and 205D.
Typical single ended operating point: 4V/1.25A filament, 350V - 400V plate voltage, -24V bias (50-60ma bias current), 2.5-3K output transformers, same as the ones in a typical 300b/2A3 amp. Current 300b/2A3 users can parallel a 1K/30W or 15Watts Caddock resistor to the existing 800 ohm to 1K cathode resistor to enjoy the beauty of Princess 206 tube.
Interested party should read the specification, Please consult with your amplifier maker for needed upgrades to use Princess 206 tubes.
For U.S. domestic shipment, we use USPS priority mail with insurance -- $15 for up to 4 tubes. Express shipping is also available at higher shipping cost.
For international shipment, we either use DHL or USPS express. Please email us your country and city, so we can find out the shipping cost for you.
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