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2x Telefunken ECC81 12AT7 w/ Matching Codes - ◇ Bottom - Berlin 1962

2x Telefunken ECC81 12AT7 w/ Matching Codes - ◇ Bottom - Berlin 1962

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Product Summary

The "Crown Jewelry" ECC81 tube is here! If you've been seeking the reference tube sound then look no further. Designed for high end amplifiers and preamplifiers, Telefunken ECC81 provides high level gain with ultra low noise and are unquestionably the most sought-after vintage tube and treasured by audio professionals and enthusiasts. 

Sound Qualities

Like any other Telefunken tubes, these ECC81's are very pleasant to listen to: liquid, euphonic, with a slightly warmer midrange than many other German tubes, which makes your sound experience smooth and non-fatiguing, and all that happens on a unbelievably realistic holographic sound stage, where everything feels bigger, wider and taller. Sound texture can be felt through infinite levels of details, laying on top of each other, both in depth and in width. So your quest for superb sound clarity can end right here. Lastly, it never gets old to say that no other brand is even close to these when it comes to low noise - Telefunken tubes are "extremely" quiet just as legend has it.

Professional Tube Testing

This set was tested and certified by RoeTest V11 tester with the following result: 

Tube 1: 

Measured transconductance (GM): 3.55/4.13 mA/V  - 65%/75%  (100% = 5.50 mA/V)
Measured plate current (IA): 7.15/8.83 mA  - 72%/88%  (100% = 10.0 mA)

Tube 2:

Measured transconductance (GM): 4.81/5.44 mA/V  - 87%/99%  (100% = 5.50 mA/V)
Measured plate current (IA): 7.727/10.187 mA  - 77%/102%  (100% = 10.0 mA)

NO shorts, leakage or gas. NO noise or microphonics.

Curve trace is also included in the original RoeTest report.

Appearance & Cosmetic condition

Beside the fantastic sound signature, we treasure this pair also because both tubes are in pristine cosmetic condition and the Berlin date codes on the side are visible on both tubes:

B 4102500 (B = Berlin, 2 = 1962)

And of course the diamond mark on bottom - the symbol of the best sound one can ever find on ECC81's.

Packaging

New white tube boxes.

 

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