Oktava MKL5000 - 6C15P is an error on the Oktava site

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by John Stafford, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone

    I have an Oktava MKL5000, but I want to experiment with different valves. The problem is that it uses 6C15P, about which it's very difficult to find information. Anyone know compatible alternatives? I've so far found a lot of potentially disastrous misinformation on the Internet.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    John Stafford
     
  2. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    6C15P is an error on the Oktava site. When transcribed from cyrillic it should be 6S15P or 6C15pi (pi is often used so people don't assume that P needs to be changedd to R). It's a bit of a silly mistake for a Russian company to make!

    I also wonder what sort of result the 6S45P would give. It has a better spec. and is often used in hi-fi, but I'm not sure how it would work in a mic that's engineered to introduce valve distortion.

    Thanks
    John Stafford
     
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    I've e-mailed Oktava, and if anyone should need this info in the future, ignore their website.

    The replacement is the commonly available
    6AK5 pentode or with russian 6G1P.
     

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