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Old 1st February 2015, 08:49 PM   #21
Tubologic is offline Tubologic  Belgium
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Korg already has products including tubes in the audio stage for that "analog warmth" but if it doesn't look (and glow) like real tubes and can't be put behind a small window to attract/impress customers the commercial appeal will be small, not a good marketing idea IMO. (look at Korg's SV-1 below for a good exemple). Maybe the small size, low consumption and low voltages required for the VFD tubes are advantageous for small battery-powered FX-pedals including tubes. It's very unlikely these VFD tubes will be ever offered to the open market/hobbyist community by Korg, or maybe in very limited quantities as spare parts for their products.
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Old 2nd February 2015, 09:04 AM   #22
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Sounds like the DM160 indicator tube is very similar in operation to these VFD devices

Old 2nd February 2015, 07:46 PM   #23
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Well it should be, because DM160 is the very first VFD tube ever made.

Of course it has a spiral wire anode and isn't "multi-segment" like modern VFD displays.
Old 9th June 2016, 03:19 PM   #24
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Datasheet published.

Old 9th June 2016, 03:30 PM   #25
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Given a CCS load, that looks quite linear!
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Old 9th June 2016, 06:25 PM   #27
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Now I want to make a battery operated portable amp with these using my favourite balanced tube circuit!
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I don't know if mere mortals (or small companies) will ever have access to these but there are a couple of key specs that does make them quite different from "old" tubes.

Maximum plate dissipation 1.7 MILLIWATTS, can't red plate this one.

Plate voltage is 5 to 80 (max) volts.

Anode current 10 to 34 microamps.

Mu is 12.

Gm is 40 uA.

Positive grid voltage is required for most applications, but grid current is less than 14 microamps, which is almost as much as the plate current.

No word about microphonics, but it is a DHT with a suspended filament. I still think it could be useful for a preamp mounted inside the guitar. A two stage tube preamp operating both sections at the maximum ratings would consume less than 30 milliwatts including both filaments! The curves look quite linear especially when operated near the maximum ratings.
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i dont want to pee on their parade, but..
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Some more data. Just ordered 2 pieces.
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