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Amperex PQ 6DJ8 ECC88 Tube - A-Frame Dimple Disc Getter - Holland 1961 - NOS

Amperex PQ 6DJ8 ECC88 Tube - A-Frame Dimple Disc Getter - Holland 1961 - NOS

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Amperex 6DJ8 (ECC88) PQ audio tube - Holland 1961 - A-Frame Dimple Disc Getter - NOS - Very Rare

Note: If you are looking for a matched pair instead of a single tube, please check out our listing of 1962 Amperex PQ 6DJ8 E88CC Tubes Matched Pair here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/266225026012

Tube Summary

Enjoy the most musical 6DJ8/ECC88 tube on Earth - Amperex 6DJ8 PQ (Premium Quality) made in Holland from the early 1960s! PQ tubes are among the greatest Amperex tubes ever made and are highly sought after by serious audiophiles. These prestige tubes were made with special filament technique to produce special quietness in sound - something one can only find on Philips SQ (Special Quality) or high-end German E88CC tubes. 

Sound Characteristics 

As a major step-up of the famed early production of Amperex Holland tubes with steel pins (Bungle Boys, Orange Globe etc.), these tubes combine the best of both worlds: the large sound stage, transparent midrange and liquid & harmonic sound from the Bugle Boy & Orange Globe, and the laser precision imaging and superb smoothness in the top end from the PQ series. We have recommended PQ tubes to so many satisfied customers who use them in their phono setup that we have given them a nick name "sound purifier" - the sound that comes from these tubes has absolutely no edginess, glassiness or harshness, and you hear nothing but the soul of your music and all of it. These are the best tubes to to put in the phono stage to "purify" your sound.

Appearance & Cosmetic condition

This tube is so rare because nearly 100% of the paint is intact, and Heerlen date codes etched on glass are perfectly visible: delta 1H1 (delta = Heerlen, Holland, 1 = 1961, H = August, 1 = 1st week of the month)  

Professional Tube Testing 

The tube tested Strong NOS (110%+ nominal mutual conductance) on a Mercury 2000 tube tester with the following result (mutual conductance in uMhos): 12,900/12,600 

Good tubes start around 7000 and new tubes (incl. NOS/NIB) 12,500 - 13,000, and Mercury 2000's rated mutual conductance (nominal) for new tubes is 12,500. Test result can also be seen in the pictures. In case you wonder what all these numbers would mean to your sound experience, it's actually quite straightforward: mutual conductance directly translates to tube's ability to amplify sound so the higher the numbers the stronger. 

Shipping Policy 

- Ship worldwide! Flat-rate shipping (USPS First-Class) within the US. 

- Same business day handling. Orders placed by 2:00PM US Pacific Time on weekdays are posted on the same day, otherwise the next business day.  

- Combined shipping available. Please request invoice for total before making payment or receive shipping credit after order ships. 

Customers outside the US please pay extra attention: International shipping is through USPS First Class Mail International by default. It's the least expensive option (even cheaper than eBay International Shipping) but may take longer than other carriers. If you prefer to use a different carrier please contact us before you buy so we can get you the correct shipping rates.

Return Policy - Please READ carefully

 

Returns are acceptable if we made a mistake by delivering you wrong or defective products. Tubes we sell are guaranteed to work because we run professional tests and sound evaluation TWICE: before they are approved for listing AND before we ship them to customers. So the "defective item" case doesn't exist and please do not bother trying - this type of returns will NOT be accepted without proof that tubes are faulty and we will open disputes with eBay. Sound experience is very subjective and we do NOT accept returns because you do not like the tube's sound signature or because you changed your mind about your purchase. Please contact us to work things out before submitting return requests claiming "item is defective" or "item not as described" or "just didn't like it" or "changed my mind."

 

Tube rollers abusing the return system will be reported to eBay immediately and negative feedback will be left to your account - that's guaranteed. We have already opened several dispute cases to report abusive buyers and eBay has always ruled in our favor. International buyers who request return or refund claiming your country's import duties or sales tax/GST/VAT are too high will be reported to eBay immediately for dishonesty and will be permanently blacklisted from purchasing from Soundlumia. We are committed to working closely with eBay to help rid the marketplace of dishonest, unjust, unreasonable, abusive buyers that are detrimental to the vintage tubes market and the audiophile community. 

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