Re: ECC83 tube
- From: jh <jh-audiop_NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:14:46 +0100
About stereo and ECC83s. Gazillions of ECC83s have been used in sterero sets. So it *is* a "stereo tube". Some HiEnders swear that balanced tubes where the the two systems behave the same are better for the use in stereo systems. IMHO snake oil
Our use, is even more demanding in respect of microphonics and noise
I'm not specifically talking about ECC83 when I asked about the stereo tube question. Also, I'm not talking about a pair of tubes. Sometimes there a 3 or 5 tubes for sale in a given auction, and they are advertised as "stereo."
Unless I missed a post (I skipped some when this thread turned into a Jerry Springer episode), I was asking a question about pre-tubes.. you can take pre-tubes out of their socket, and back in, or swap them out for new ones without having to bias or anything, right?
Thanks for all the help,
...any tube you can find in a streo set can be called a stereo tube. There's nothing really special about that. Typical tubes found in stereos are : 6V6, EL84, 7591, EL34, KT66, KT88, 6550(A), GZ34, 5U4, 5Y3, 12AX7/ECC83, 12AT7/ECC81, 12AU7/ECC82, ECC808, E88CC, EF86, 6SN7, 6SL7.......
A lot of them are used in guitar amps as well.
And yes, as long as you don't break the glass, it won't do any harm. So be gentle.