Which Amperex ECC88 is the best? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th September 2005, 01:24 PM   #1
ac2005 is offline ac2005  Hong Kong
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: HK
Default Which Amperex ECC88 is the best?

I am going to buy a pair of Amperex ECC88 for my tube DAC. But there are so many versions of Amperex and I am confused.

Bugle Boy
Orange Globe
A Frame

A Frame seems to be the best as it is the most expensive version. Which one is the next best?
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2005, 03:04 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
Majestic's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Melbourne

You're right, there is a confusing array of Amperex versions! (And that's not even counting the sometimes credible looking fakes, either! )

I've only heard some white-label bugle-boys and some 'orange globes' myself, so I'm hardly any expert that can advise you here. And whilst I'm a firm believer that different manufacturers' individual tubes do indeed have a sonic signiature; very often the circuit they're placed in will modify this; Sometimes greatly (and sometimes less so).

However one of the most comprehensive reviews of the 6DJ8 family that I've seen was by Joe S. You can find a copy here.

good luck!
check out my avitar and go easy on me ok? :-)
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Identify Amperex Tube? Zap Tubes / Valves 3 6th July 2008 05:40 PM
Looking for Amperex C11550/1 data. Tweeker Tubes / Valves 1 19th June 2006 02:36 AM
WTB: (1) Amperex 12au7 mrdon Swap Meet 0 21st May 2006 10:43 PM
Amperex 6085 Tube- Where to Buy? amperex Tubes / Valves 0 14th February 2006 05:07 PM
Amperex 6DJ8 hifiZen Tubes / Valves 8 10th July 2004 08:13 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:20 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2