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Old 20th December 2011, 07:26 AM   #1
vulgonec is offline vulgonec
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Default EL86 Any idea helps.

Hi, I come here to ask for help because I would love to build an amplifier with some EL86 I have, 16 to be exact.

I have no intention of hi-fi, just a good amplifier, push-pull maybe why I like to take the power to his 25 or 30w or more if possible.

If someone has already done something I love to see, or links that may take me some idea, because I have very little experience with valves.

To complement several other valves also have the disposition as some 12sn7, 12sl7, and many others who believe they can be used in audio since not seen any comment on them at any site.

If someone wants I can put the entire list to disposal. And I would not run much of this list because I am Brazilian and buy any of these items here is very difficult and very expensive.

And finally I would like to advise that as a Brazilian with little knowledge of English, this text was translated by google.

Thanks for any response.
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Old 20th December 2011, 07:39 AM   #2
costis_n is offline costis_n  Greece
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A list will help a lot!
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Old 20th December 2011, 08:05 AM   #3
hidnplayr is offline hidnplayr  Belgium
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PL84/EL86 push pull
I have changed the circuit since, front stage is now a ECC83, but a 6sl7 might also work.
This gives about 18Watt with just 2 tubes per channel, you could double up on the tubes.
Real tubes have top-caps
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Old 20th December 2011, 09:07 AM   #4
vulgonec is offline vulgonec
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6S4A X 3 - 6LM8 X 16 - 6JC8 X 10 - 6HJ8 X 1 - 6J6A X 15 - 6LT8 X 1 - 8CS7 X 2
6JV8 X 11 - 6T8A X 4 - 6LJ8 X 6 - 8BQ5 X 1 - 6CW5 X 16 - 35A5 X 8 - 35L6 X 1
12SN7 X 8 - 8BU11 X 1 - 12AX4 X 6 - 12MD8 X 4 - 7B4 X 1 - 6J7 X 2 - 6SF5 X 3
12AL11 X 3 - 6SG7 X 2 - 7X7 X 2 - 6JT8 X 4 - 12SL7 X 3 - PCC189 X 2 - 6LC8 X 2
6W4 / 6J5 / 6Z10 / 6U10 / 6005 / 7R7 X 1

Here is the list of what I have, sorry if I repeated the post but I'm getting used to the forum.

Thanks for the attention of you all, and hidnplayr, I am researching your project to understand them better as my skills are limited and have a lot to learn. But I liked the idea.
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