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GENALEX TUBES Genalex - Gold Lion KT88 Vacuum Power Tube (Matched Pr)


Genalex - Gold Lion KT88 Vacuum Power Tube (Matched Pr) AGNLXGLKT88

GENALEX TUBES Genalex - Gold Lion KT88 Vacuum Power Tube (Matched Pr)


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Make Your Tube Amplifier Roar with the Genalex Gold Lion KT88: Matched-Pair Tubes Offer Big, Bold, Powerful Sonics and Feature CryoAcoustic Treatment by Music Direct for Better Sound and Longer Life

Make your tube amplifier roar with the big, bold, and powerful Genalex Gold Lion KT88 matched-pair vacuum tubes. There's no doubting these are among the most legendary tubes ever made.

In 1957, Genalex introduced the King of Power Tubes, otherwise known as Gold Lion KT88. It became the heart and soul of such classic amps as the Dynaco Mark III, McIntosh MC275, and Marshall Major. But Genalex ceased tube production in the early 1980s and its Gold Lion KT88 became very expensive and hard to find.

Now, after extensive research and engineering, New Sensor has reissued the famed Gold Lion KT88. This tube is re-created down to the finest detail with gold-plated grid wire, carbonized screen grids, and a tri-alloy clad plate structure for exceptional performance and sound quality. Comes with CryoAcoustic Treatment by Music Direct.

Music Direct CryoAcoustic Tube Treatment
Tubes have long been renowned for providing unparalleled audio experiences. But did you know you'll hear even better sound and enjoy longer tube life with our cryogenically treated tubes? The improvement is so profound, Music Direct no longer offers any tubes that are not cryogenically treated. We have invested in our own cryogenic machine, allowing us to do our own in-house testing with temperatures and ramp up/ramp down cycles to maximize the effects on the materials. Countless hours of listening tests have confirmed the advantages of CryoAcoustic Treatment.

The cryogenic process involves cooling materials to very low temperatures through the use of liquid nitrogen. Temperatures reach as low as -190 °C, and the process registers a profound impact on the mechanical properties of materials – particularly metals. Used in aerospace technology, medical tooling, musical instrument construction, critical automotive components, high-pressure cutting tools, and performance-critical sporting goods, cryogenics considerably improve the sonic presentation of vacuum tubes, cables, transformers, and other audio-related products – as well as their internal components. Resistance to corrosion, firmer hardening, and added strength are just a few of the scientifically proven effects of cryogenics. And while the sonic benefits cannot currently be scientifically proven, listening tests confirm an increase in acoustic resolution – which is why we call our process CryoAcoustic Treatment.

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