Blackstar Cryo Full Revalve Kits / Blackstar Series One 104 6L6GC Svetlana Cryo Kit

Blackstar Series One 104 6L6GC Svetlana Cryo Kit Blackstar Series One 104 6L6GC Svetlana Cryo Kit Click on image(s) above to view larger
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Black Star amplifiers have quite rightly caused a major buzz in the music industry since their launch. By upgrading the valves to selected cryogenically treated valve sets customers have noticed the additional benefits such as better clarity, larger and improved sound stage with increased definition under distortion. Here we have listed our most common upgrades to the Black Star range.
This 6L6GC Svetlana Classic Cryo upgrade kit and is designed to provide the best clean sound with a smooth and extended treble with plenty of rich sustain on solo's. This combination designed to give you the classic American 6L6GC sound whilst getting the best out of the modern high gain voicing that the Blackstar offers.

The Cryo treatment gives a permanent change to the valves performance. The additional benefits such as better clarity, larger and improved sound stage with increased definition under distortion are what the treated valves provide and ensure a lasting improvement to you sound over the untreated items.

The Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo provides a harmonically rich and detailed sound with excellent 3D midrange warmth. This valve has a traditional British voiced sound that has a huge singing sustaining tone when overdriven. The outstanding feature of this valve is its smooth linear midrange response and extended frequency response so you get smooth warm overdrive with tight fat punchy lows.

The Philips Jan Military ECC82-5814A Cryo has a number of unique features such as high grade filament isolation so even after long periods of use the filament will not degrade. The 5814A were designed to be immune to shock and vibration as they were designed for military aircraft and they were also rated for long life. To put it simply, no modern day ECC82 is made to this specification and no modern day ECC82 sounds like it. The Philips overdrives very evenly and does not fall apart when you saturate the amplifier. The 5814A improves the amplifier as it losses the grainy unmusical fuzz that is displayed by many modern ECC82 in the black star. This valve has outperformed many more expensive ECC82 and therefore we have used it in this kit.

The Svetlana 6L6GC winged C Cryo has consistently topped not only our test reports but many others across the world. This valve provides that classic American 6L6GC sound.
In clean mode the valve is very well balanced with a big clean sound and a smooth top end response. It provide clear detail on chords and double stops which no other modern 6L6GC can match

In overdriven mode the valve provides great balance and control it does not sound fuzzy or hard. All the notes are clear and musical even with high levels of saturation. The Svetlana 6L6GC has a rich deep bass response which provides plenty of slam on chords. Guitar solo's and runs are clear and well defined and therefore this is the best valve for that modern high gain sound. The Svetlana 6L6GC is the closest modern day valve to the sound of the old Sylvania STR 387 6L6GC sound and therefore is an excellent upgrade.

The kit consists of
4 Specially Selected Harma ECC83 Retro Cryo
1 Specially Selected Philips ECC82-5814A Cryo
4 Specially selected and matched Svetlana winged C 6L6GC Cryo

Please note that the kit is for the valves only.

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