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My Pro Reverb uses a 5u4 rec. will it help with the background hiss ? Forrest
Asked by Anonymous on August 24th, 2018.
This will most likely not prevent background hiss in your amp.
My amp has way too much low end sag will one of the solid state rectifiers help tighten this up?
Asked by Anonymous on September 22nd, 2015.
Using a solid state rectifier will definitely tighten up rectifier sag. However, when using a solid state rectifier in place of a rectifier tube it is critical that you always use your amp's standby switch.
Hi Will the T-SSR01 replace the GZ34S that I have in my amp now? thanks mike
Asked by Anonymous on September 23rd, 2015.
The T-SSR01 is designed to be compatible with an amp that uses a 5AR4/GZ34 for rectification.
Do you need to bias the amp when using a solid state rectifier?thanks mike
Asked by dunn.painted on September 25th, 2015.
Yes, you will still need to bias your amp when switching to a solid state rectifier.
Can I use this to bring up an old tube Hi Fi Fisher amp with a variac?
Asked by MYu on November 30th, 2015.
This solid state rectifier is designed to replace the listed rectifier tubes to provide a stiffer power supply with less sag. Uses beyond it's intended purpose can not be verified.
Does this device have a dropping resistor or something else to lower the voltage as a tube rectifier would lower the voltage due to it's nature? Or is it going to increase my plate voltage by 50 or so volts?
Asked by Anonymous on April 4th, 2016.
The solid state rectifier will raise the voltage slightly but not to levels of any great concern.
What happens if your amp does not have a standby switch?
Asked by Anonymous on March 24th, 2017.
We do not recommend that you use these without a standby switch. It puts too much strain on your amp and could cause permanent damage.
Hello will the T-SSR01 be used to replace the 5W4 vacuum tube?
Asked by Anonymous on September 21st, 2017.
This should work with the 5W4.
What is the difference between this model and the version by Yellow Jacket offered on this site? (https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/solid-state-tube-rectifier-yellow-jackets-yjr)
Asked by Anonymous on November 26th, 2017.
These are the same thing but made by two different manufacturers.
will the T-SSR01 replace 5R4 vacuum tube?
Asked by Anonymous on May 24th, 2018.
The pinout is the same and should work.
What type (1n5408, 1N4007?) of diodes (and how many of them per HV leg) are used in this module?
Asked by Anonymous on August 19th, 2019.
This is meant to be compatible with all of the tubes listed in the description, however, the internal components are considered proprietary.
I am considering replacing an 0z4 rectifier tube in a Buick radio.
Can the T-SSR01 be used in this application? It does have a center-tapped
Asked by Anonymous on March 9th, 2020.
If the radio in question doesn't have a standby switch, we would not advise using this rectifier, as it needs a controlled warm up time.
I would like to use the T-SSR01 with a 500VCT transformer to power my vacuum tube ham transmitter. Do I still ground the center tap? Do you recommend I put an SPST with in the center tap line as a STANDBY-OPERATE switch? Thanks. 73 Mark
Asked by Anonymous on November 9th, 2020.
Hey Mark. We can't advise on the specifics of your circuit but this can be used in any standard configuration a 5AR4, 5U4, or 5Y3 would be used in.