The one thing that is letting my Sony TA-F6B down is the blown VU meter bulbs. If you do any reading up on this amp blown bulbs seem to be endemic, which suggests they were perhaps under specced?
Legend has it that these are 6.3v 100mA fuse type bulbs, and they are unobtainium. Even the guy in America who is supposed to be the world’s expert on replacement hifi bulbs can’t supply them, and even if he could, he’s stopped dealing with the UK and EU, because of the stupid new VAT collection regime.
Anyway, I pulled mine, and found that they are 8v items?
I wonder if someone has replaced them in the past and tried higher rated bulbs to try and improve longevity? I wonder how long they lasted compared to the originals?
Anyway the nearest I can find is this:
It’s a bit fatter at 6mm, but the holder clips should expand enough to take it.
Anyone got any other suggestions?