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Old 30th January 2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Tube/Valve buffer with ECC88

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I need schematics or project for Tube/Valve buffer with ECC88 or PCC88 that will be power supply Ucc=+/-25V.
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Old 30th January 2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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+/-25V will give a sh-tty performance. Add a doubler on the positive side as it might work acceptable with +50V. Just check the Ua/Ia curves.

If you want a tube that works OK at low voltage you should go for 6N30.

Understand from your doublethread that this is for a Gainclone project.

And as someone else said, use Google. There are lots of, more or less, doubtful projects out there.
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Default Use the Tube part !

I hope it helps you a bit in the right direction !
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Hi all!
I need schematics or project for Tube/Valve buffer with ECC88 or PCC88 that will be power supply Ucc=+/-25V.
Thanks and cheers!
For use with a 25+ - 0 - 25- bipolar PSU, the tube to use is the 6GM8/ECC86. Constant current sink (CCS) load, at 2 mA. each, the pair of cathode followers and you're pretty much done.
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I hope it helps you a bit in the right direction !
Not my cup of tea but it works


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Hello Audiofanatic!

Very intersting simple schematic!

Ist it your project if you have crated this project interst me how they behave steam harmonics in the amplifier?

Give please show graphs.

You'll be very greatefu!!!
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Old 15th February 2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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Lightbulb Hybryd amplifier with PCC88 and LM1875

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It has 2 pieces PCC88 and 2 pieces LM1875 and 1 pieces toroidal transformer with the 230Vac/2x18Vac/100VA . From all this i want to i create a hybrid audio amplifier, so please give suggestions on how all of this to close the stereo amplifier.
Thank you for your cooperation !

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Is it can be replacet 6922 with PCC88 or ECC88?

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You can create an ~ 50-0-50 set of rails for the tube by using voltage doublers on each rail on the tube section of the XO and get much better results.

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Old 16th February 2012, 05:09 AM   #8
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Look at the Music Fidelity X10D
Thread with schemtics here:
musical fidelity x10d schematic
The one I traced the circuit for (posted in that thread) used 6AQ8 but usually came with ECC88. +/-24V rails in that design.
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For use with a 25+ - 0 - 25- bipolar PSU, the tube to use is the 6GM8/ECC86. Constant current sink (CCS) load, at 2 mA. each, the pair of cathode followers and you're pretty much done.
Hi Elli,

do you have any schematics ?

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Everybody assumes that tubes cannot be used on low plate voltages... but I suspect nobody actually does measurements to confirm their opinion. I have...

Even the 6SN7 can perform well at low plate voltages: http://diyaudioprojects.com/mirror/m...isc/6sn7lv.gif

ECC88 is actually remarkably similar to ECC86. Compare the plate curves. Sure, they are drawn at different scales, but both have zero-grid-voltage lines that are around 8mA at 25V.

I've used ECC88's down to 24V. And I've run them in an amp designed for ECC86 (http://www.pmillett.com/file_downloa...ridamp_sch.pdf). They work very well at 25-50V.

But yes, ECC86 does work a little better. Of course there are also all the car radio tubes (12AE6A, 12FM6, etc.) that can be used at even lower voltages.

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