Skip to product information
1 of 8


Telefunken EF804S Yellow Tip Matched Pair - ◇ Bottom - Ulm 1968 - Strong

Telefunken EF804S Yellow Tip Matched Pair - ◇ Bottom - Ulm 1968 - Strong

Regular price $284.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $284.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Product Summary

Model: 1968 Telefunken EF804S (Made in Germany)

Soundlumia Tube Sound Rating9.5/10 - Outstanding 

1960s Ulm, Germany production - Unparalleled sound characteristics and superb build quality - True holographic sound stage with layered details and ultra clarity

Date codes: 
U5218104 (U = Ulm, Germany, 8 = 1968) 

U1118104 (U = Ulm, Germany, 8 = 1968) 

GM (Mutual Conductance) test result: 80%/83% of NOS/NEW

Silkscreen: 90% - 100%


This pair of tubes will be packaged in NEW reproduction Telefunken tube boxes, secured by a handmade paper ribbon (by courtesy of Soundlumia.)

Professional Tube Testing

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

This tube tested Strong (80%+ mutual conductance value for NOS/NEW) on a reliable Mercury 2000 tube tester with the following result (mutual conductance both in uMhos and in percentage of NOS/NEW value): 

Tube 1: 2,000 (80%)
Tube 2: 2,080 (83%)

Good tubes start at 1,200 and new tubes (incl. NOS/NIB) 2,500, and the Mercury 2000's rated mutual conductance for new EF86 tube is 2,500. 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 a tube's ability to amplify sound, so the higher the numbers the better. 
View full details