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Old 25th December 2006, 03:26 AM   #21
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as I found an ebayer selling 6P14P (Sovtek EL84s?) and picked up 40 of them at $2/each. eBay is definitely the place to get them, as the web shops are selling them for $7+ each!
Guys:

I want to repeat : 6p14 is made in China, and 6pie14pie, is made in Russian, on my keyboard, it doesn't has a " pie " symbol.

At Ebay only $2/each, Don't you think that is OK?????

I have bought tubes from Ebay, very cheap! But only 10% can work. the rest all went to junk yard!!!! Imagine how can a working tube sell at $2 of EL84???? Only an AB resistor cost???
Those tubes are selected ones, worse ones!!!! Don't try to pick up a penny without sweat ed!!!!

Good Luck! and have fortune!
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Old 25th December 2006, 04:33 AM   #22
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I don't see what the debate is here...

anyway, merry christmas, all!

p.s. i tried a quad of my RUSSIAN 6p14p's and they were all very close to each other, and sound great. i had no problems changing my 20-ohm pots to match them to .1mA of each other. ymmv.
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Old 25th December 2006, 04:39 AM   #23
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My understanding of translating the "Pi" symbol is that it's indicated as 6N14N or 6P14P. While 6P14 may be the Chinese designation, folks chose the 6P14P as many do not have a way of putting in cyrillic characters.

As far as the tubes go, the ones I picked up came in a box marked Sovtek EL84, and the tubes look absolutely pristine. I've no way to tell if they're bad, but the seller sold them at a loss (I had a lengthy discussion with him regarding them).

I'm not particularly worried about it. Even if half of them are okay, it's still a good deal.

Eventually I hope to pick up a tube tester and match them up.

Also, there are sellers from eastern europe offering them up pretty inexpensively on there, for un-branded EL84 (6P14P), usually at $2-4/tube, depending on the quantity.
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Old 25th December 2006, 05:16 AM   #24
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Same here, bought 16 of the Russian EL84M equivs and haven't seen a dud yet. They all measure as close as any other brand. EH on the other hand have been junk in my experience, so no-name doesn't always indicate no quality.
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Old 25th December 2006, 06:39 AM   #25
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My understanding of translating the "Pi" symbol is that it's indicated as 6N14N or 6P14P. While 6P14 may be the Chinese designation, folks chose the 6P14P as many do not have a way of putting in cyrillic characters.
Cyrllic "H" -> "N"
Cyrllic "Pi" -> "P"

I suspect the only reason they indicate it on eBay as lower case "n" is because it is the closest shaped character to a Pi. Using P is a totally valid translation, just as we say 6N1P rather than 6H1Pi

Searching for 6P14P on eBay yields Russian tubes, 6P14 yields Chinese tubes.
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Old 25th December 2006, 10:39 AM   #26
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The only experience I have so far with EH is their 12AU7 for a SOHA amplifier. It's by far the quietest I've tested so far. The Chinese 12AU7 is extraordinarily noisy. I've tried some vintage ones as well, but I have about 15 brands to try out and haven't gotten to all of them yet

Hopefully the ones I bought weren't duds. They seriously look flawless, so unless the guy I purchased from was shipped ones that weren't to spec (which I doubt), they should be fine!

All I have to say is that you've got to love eBay!
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Old 25th December 2006, 03:28 PM   #27
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Well, I'm drawing around 192mA of current through the 6V3-A's and they seem to be holding pretty steady, but it's still kind of disturbing. The amp has worked so far, I rarely listen very loudly. Is it worth replacing each 6V3-A with a paralleled 6CA4 (which I can definitely do) or should I not sweat it?

note: datasheets I've seen for the 6V3-A specify 600-800mA steady peak current and 135mA DC current...
anyway, back to topic... any ideas?
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Old 25th December 2006, 05:02 PM   #28
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Off-topic but useful: russian tubes numbering system
http://www.jogis-roehrenbude.de/Russ...he_Roehren.htm
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Old 26th December 2006, 07:53 PM   #29
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The tube 6P14P(EV) is made in USSR. It's russian. Most of this tube are made in Svetlana factory in Leningrad. I have many. It is the russian version of EL84 tube. The military version are "EV". The other are only 6P14P.
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Old 28th December 2006, 03:53 PM   #30
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Well, I'm drawing around 192mA of current through the 6V3-A's and they seem to be holding pretty steady, but it's still kind of disturbing. The amp has worked so far, I rarely listen very loudly. Is it worth replacing each 6V3-A with a paralleled 6CA4 (which I can definitely do) or should I not sweat it?

note: datasheets I've seen for the 6V3-A specify 600-800mA steady peak current and 135mA DC current...

anyway, back to topic... any ideas?
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