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2x Telefunken ECC83 12AX7 17mm Long Smooth Plates ◇ Bottom - Berlin 1963 -Strong

2x Telefunken ECC83 12AX7 17mm Long Smooth Plates ◇ Bottom - Berlin 1963 -Strong

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Product Summary

The "Crown Jewelry" ECC83 tube is here! If you've been seeking the reference tube sound then look no further. Designed for high end amplifiers and preamplifiers, Telefunken ECC83 tubes provide high level gain with ultra low noise and are unquestionably the vintage tubes sought after and treasured most by audio professionals and enthusiasts. 

Sound Qualities

Like any other Telefunken tubes, these ECC83'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): 1.19/1.16mA/V  - 74%/73%  (100% = 1.60 mA/V)
Measured plate current (IA): 0.587/0.55 mA  - 49%/46%  (100% = 1.20mA)

Tube 2:

Measured transconductance (GM): 1.56/1.41 A/V  - 98%/88%  (100% = 1.60 mA/V)
Measured plate current (IA): 1.007/0.797 mA  - 84%/66%  (100% = 1.20mA)

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 have over 90% paint & lettering remaining and the Berlin date codes are visible on both tubes:  
B9003501 (B = Berlin, Germany, 3 = 1963)
B510370? (B = Berlin, Germany, 3 = 1963)

And of course the diamond mark on bottom - the symbol of the best sound one can ever find on ECC83's. 

Packaging

New white tube boxes.

 

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