Tubes must be properly burned-in to provide stable and reliable data required for quality tube matching.The most new tubes don’t fit these requirements. During this procedure the tubes cathode surface gets formatted. This equals the emission and is offering increased dynamic headroom which leads to a better overall response and smooth tone.
TAD Tubes with maximum reliability, consistency and sturdiness for one goal: the ultimate tone!
The TAD Bias system:
The bias setting has a clear impact on the tone and attack. The bias can be set “colder” for cleans or more “hot” for punch and easier saturation. If the tube is running too hot it will wear out fast. With a correct bias setting you have a good compromise of punch and headroom. With this in mind you can choose the tone and attack you prefer. The BiasMaster offered by TAD is the perfect tool for monitoring the bias-current in circuit of the amp.
The TAD matching system offers even more: Once the preferred setting of bias is found the amp can be simply re-tubed by plug and play with tubes of same TAD PC number. No further adjustment required!
All TAD Tubes of one group (all 6L6 tube including 5881) have compatible PCnumbers and can get interchanged directly if having the same PC number. This opens a hassle free wide range of sonical experiences.