Original pear shapaed 6550 tube was developed by Tung-Sol back in 1955. Other US manufacturers such as GE and Sylvania produced 6550 tubes also, but with straight bottle.
All American Tube Sound
6550 tube was introduced as an American answer to european KT88 tube in an ever increasing output power race. As such, 6550 tube has been the designer's choice in high power audio amplifiers in USA for decades. Notably, 6550 tube was found in the most powerful of the amplifiers such as Ampeg SVT, Harmon-Kardon Citation II, and Audio Research VT200 to name just a few. 6550 tube represents the All American high output tube sound.
Current 6550 Tubes
We carry current production 6550 tubes to replace or upgrade 6550 tubes used in any modern or vintage amplifiers.
6550 tube brands in stock
We carry all the top grade 6550 tubes produced by TungSol, Sovtek, Svetlana, Electro-Harmonix, JJ brands. These 6550 tubes are close reproduction of GE straight bottle, apart from TungSol 6550 which is a wonderful replica of the original pear shaped 6550.
Burned in - no additional charge
Our 6550 tube sets are burned-in for 24 hours for maxmium stability, and matched under real operation condition for no additional fee.
We stock 6550 tube sets in pairs (2 tubes), quads (4 tubes) and sextets (6). Please inquire about octet (8 tubes) set.Questions? See our 6550 Tube Guide
|Sovtek 6550WE-SOV||$54.00||$108.00||$162.00||Best Value|
|TungSol 6550 Tung-Sol RI||$64.00||$128.00||$192.00||Best Seller|
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Excellent linearity, power and dissipation. Rugged with four pillar construction for mica supports. Excellent for guitar amps. Formed glass shape. Price is for a matched pair.
Price is for a matched quad of Electro-Harmonix 6550EH.
Price is for a matched sextet (6 tubes) of Electro-Harmonix 6550EH.
JJ 6550 is a replacement for any 6550. In our Marshall JMP, it had good amount of body to the sound, and stacked up quite well to NOS GE6550 tubes. Price is for a matched pair.
JJ 6550 is a replacement for any 6550. In our Marshall JMP, it had good amount of body to the sound, and stacked up quite well to NOS GE6550 tubes.
Price is for a matched quad.
JJ 6550 is a replacement for any 6550. In our Marshall JMP, it had good amount of body to the sound, and stacked up quite well to NOS GE6550 tubes. Price is for a matched sextet.
Tung-Sol 6550 with retro-classic looks has good dynamics in in HiFi amps, agressive and full tone in Marshalls. Also great in Ampeg bass amps.
Price is for a matching quad.
Price is for a matching sextet (6 tubes).
Sovtek 6550WE is a great value guitar and bass amps. When pushed, it gives you that raw crunch. Also ideal for HiFi amplifier tube replacement.
Price is for a matching quad (set of 4 tubes) of Sovtek 6550WE
Price is for a matching sextet (set of 6 tubes) of Sovtek 6550WE.
Excellent sounding 6550C, quoted as best sounding by Ken Stevens of Convergent Audio Technology. Excellent reliability, great tonality. It's a great step up from Sovtek 6550WE. Price is for a matched pair.
Price is for a matched quad of Svetlana 6550C. Super well made, heavy duty and excellent balanced sonics.
Price is for a matched sextet (6 tubes) of Svetlana 6550C.
Shipped as OEM original output tubes on many high-end amplifiers, SED6550C is the top choice for audiophile application with crisp top end and deep full bottom end response. On guitar and bass amps, SED6550C provides rich, clean, rull power with plenty of headroom. Price is for a matched pair.
Price is for a matched quad.
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