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Old 24th January 2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question EL38's ?

Hi,
Saw these on Ebay and wondered if these would actually make a decent SE project?


Mullard EL38

They look DA_n cool and From the specs it looks possible. But im wondering about replacements also. pretty hard to find?

Seems I read someplce expect about 25 solid watts of outstanding tones.

Any info would be helpful.
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Old 24th January 2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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They're an old sweep tube, not terribly different than 6L6s. I've used them in push-pull with a 6.6K load and got about 25 watts. Nice tubes and usually the prices are attractive.

EDIT: Looked at the Ebay ad. Three tubes? Not very attractive. Michael Marx has them, I think, for less money and in larger quantity.
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Old 24th January 2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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Hi,
Saw these on Ebay and wondered if these would actually make a decent SE project?
If there were 4, they'd make an even better PP project.
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They look DA_n cool and From the specs it looks possible. But im wondering about replacements also. pretty hard to find?
Not disgustingly rare, but not common either. I have a whole bunch and I'm not sharing...they're mine, hear, all mine.... mwahahahahahaha
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Seems I read someplce expect about 25 solid watts of outstanding tones.
Not in SE you're not gonna get 25W of power: plate disspiation is only 25W.
They do sound good though.
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Old 24th January 2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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So,
Safe to assume that about 12-15 watts is achievable in a SE configuration?
Then I would have 1 spare and a pair to run until i find more.

Im thinking that 12-15 true watts will be plenty of power in my home/listening area.
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Old 24th January 2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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Figure more like 6 watts clean.

I checked Marx's site and his price is about the same. But he might have four...
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