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Mullard ECC82 Long Plates Wrinkled Glass Red Tip Matched Pair - Mitcham 1958 NOS

Mullard ECC82 Long Plates Wrinkled Glass Red Tip Matched Pair - Mitcham 1958 NOS

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Product Summary 

The classic example of "what you see is what you hear" magic of vintage tubes! The super rare wrinkled glass on these tubes is not just for your eyes but also for your ears - because of the special glass the extension of high frequency is limited, which makes these Mullard tubes extremely sweet sound and non-fatiguing. 

Sound Characteristics

The overall tonality of Mullard ECC82 tubes is warm and lively with a very spacious sound stage. "Like a warm British jacket of the finest tweed, these glorious tubes have an attractive sweet warmth in their midrange and lower regions."  This is how the experts on describe the sound signature of British-made Mullard tubes. The top end is silky and pleasant and doesn't get rolled off. They retain a fine sense of "air" at the top, and the upper midrange is smooth and liquid. These tubes reproduce the human voice, especially female voices, with haunting realism. The British made Mullard tubes are also known to have an attractive sparkle at the top with rich we know where that "warm British jacket" comes from!

Professional Tube Testing

The tube tested Near NOS (90%+ nominal mutual conductance) and 100% matched on a reliable recently calibrated Mercury 2000 tube tester with the following results (mutual conductance both in uMhos and in percentage of nominal):

Tube 1: 3,190/3,000 (106%/100%)
Tube 2: 3,000/3,100 (100%/103%)

Good tubes start at 2000 and new tubes (incl. NOS/NIB) 3,000 - 3,100, and the Mercury 2000's rated mutual conductance (nominal) for new tubes is 3,000. Test result can also be seen in the pictures. In case you wonder what all these numbers mean to your sound experience, it's actually quite straightforward: mutual conductance directly translates to tube's ability to amplify sound, so the higher these numbers the stronger. 

Appearance & cosmetic condition

This tube is in pristine cosmetic condition with nearly 100% of the paint and lettering well retained. The Blackburn date code etched on glass is also perfectly: 

K61 R8I (K61 = ECC82 Long Plates production gen #1, R = Mitcham, 8 = 1958, I = September)


This tube will be packaged in a NEW Mullard reproduction tube box.
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