so here is what happened


I woke up to a 80hz or something humm out of one speaker. Come to find out the Phono pre blew a tube, my Mytek could not be reset, My Parasound lost a channel. Not sre about the VPI with an AT signature blah blah. I blame the blowing of the tube on the phono pre. However I was not using the pre at the time for listening. Is that kind of like leaving a tube amp on with no output?
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I don't see any way a 12AX7 could damage a power amp!! That's just not going to happen. My surmise is the tube was defective before the amp had the failure and the two are unrelated. The phono may well have been working with the bad tube in it- you'd be amazed how common this is.
Is that kind of like leaving a tube amp on with no output?
No.


What was the failure mode of the tube that 'blew'?