New Telefunken KT88 Vacuum Tube

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New Factory Tested Telefunken KT88 Vacuum Tube

Introduced in 1956 by GEC, the KT88 was the higher-rated answer to the 6550. The Telefunken KT88 is an incredibly durable tube that can handle taxing applications whether it is guitar or hifi amplification.

Please note that occasionally Telefunken packages these tubes in white boxes with their own branding wrap / sticker applied to them. These are not re-packaged by us. This packaging varies from their EL34 and 12AX7 models.

Will work in place of: KT88, 6650, 6550A, 6550C

Testing and/or Matching

At VIVA TUBES, all of our customers get the same high standard of testing and matching. Some sellers charge more for premium matches but we believe all of our customers should get the same level of quality and service. 

Tubes are tested and/or matched at full operating voltage with regulated power supply on a Maxi Matcher tester for general mutual transconductance (Gm). In addition, power tubes are tested/matched by plate current (Ip) and preamp tubes are tested/matched by gain. Rectifier tubes will be tested for emissions on a calibrated military grade tube tester. 

Our goal is to match within 5% with an upper limit of 15% (15% is the industry limit to consider a set).

Hand written test data included.

Note that we do offer a few models which are tested & matched at the factory. They will be matched by the same parameters (Ip & Gm) but to the manufacturer's standards. Factory testing will be indicated in the item title and description. 


We offer a minimum 90 day guarantee covering functional defects - including noise unless otherwise stated. The guarantee period begins the day you receive your order.

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