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Ok I tried a 240 ohm 5W resistor just for a test. Here's what voltages I got.

V4 -71mv across 1 ohm resistor

p3- 442v

p4- 435v

p5- .111

p8- 35.93

V3 -68mV across 1 ohm resistor

p3- 442v

p4- 435v

p5- .163

p8- 35.95

I kinda like the tone better with the 270 ohm resistor in, so I'm going to switch back. But I have a question about wattage calculation. Chuck you had mentioned "Measure the cathode voltage and divide by the cathode resistance. This is your current. Multiply that number by your "plate to cathode" voltage to get your "watts at idle" figure"

How do I figure the cathode resistance? I entered in 240 ohms and came up with around 60w per tube. If I use the voltage across the 1 ohm resistor method for calculating current, then I get around 28W per tube. Where was my error?

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