5AS4 / 5AS4A Full-Wave Rectifier
(Higher Max DC output current and peak current per plate than 5AR4,
but 5AS4 is directly heated, recommended as an upgrade for a 5U4GB)
- Sun Audio SV300B-MKII
- Meixing Ming Da mc-7r 2006 pre
- Audio Note Mono amps
5AS4A US Brands
TO BUY 5AS4
5AS4, as you described, seemed to open up the soundstage and improved the headroom, more macro-dynamic,
just seemed to be stronger and more forceful. Bass was significantly more extended and detailed at
the same time. Tonal balance was still even, despite improved bass, suggesting to me my previous rectifier tube
was not as extended.
(Mullard and AWV both came from the same factory, Amalgamated Wireless Valve Co, Sydney, Australia. Late 1960's)
(These were very popular subs for 5U4GB, many were branded Super Radiotron, very good bass, lots of headroom,
these 5AS4 blow away most 5U4GB ever made)
"Just wanted to let you know the Mullard 5AS4 tubes arrived yesterday - safely - and they sound great!
These are much better sounding than the Philips 5U4GB's. The improvement is immediately noticeable.
As always, thank you for the great recommendation, fast service and friendly communication. Bryan"