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Old 8th June 2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question mesh plate el34 (supereTNT)

Has any one heard of or tried this tube? A mesh plate el34--are there any really sonic advantages? Has the site got a good rep? I might buy from them

http://www.supertnt.com/product;k;91

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Old 8th June 2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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I've purchased their Amperex 845 copy, and received them with no problems. So, you will get your tubes.

Whats the theoretical value of mesh vs solid plate?

I always thought the cathode alloy itself had more influence on the flavor of the sound.

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Old 8th June 2008, 07:13 PM   #3
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The plate looks punched. I'd say it is not a mesh plate.

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Old 8th June 2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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Hi dubdub,

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A mesh plate el34--are there any really sonic advantages?
Of course - it will make the amp sound hole-istic

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Old 8th June 2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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I have in my posession five EL35, and some of these do indeed have a mesh plate.

They are very rare - I'd like to know more about them!
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Hi dubdub,



Of course - it will make the amp sound hole-istic

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Tom

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Old 9th June 2008, 05:18 AM   #7
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In the old days the mesh plates were woven from wire; now they're punched (cheaper); these look rather coarsely punched. A disadvantage I remember is a lower max. dissipation versus the solid anode counterparts; other than that it has theoretical advantages (out there somewhere on the web) and more than a few seem to prefer the sound of mesh plate 300B and such over the solid plate versions. Only one way to know if - as a matter of speech -punching those el34 plates was a marketing afterthought or fruitful engineering...

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