Go Back   Home > Forums > >

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

New issue Mullard Tubes
New issue Mullard Tubes
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
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 31st January 2007, 10:09 PM   #1
rklosinski is offline rklosinski  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento
Default New issue Mullard Tubes

Sorry if this has been asked, a search turned up too many references to "Mullard".

I notice 'new issue' Mullard tubes being built in the Russia. Are these OK, or should I get a NOS or used real Mullards?

Thanks

Rich
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st January 2007, 10:12 PM   #2
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
The resemblance between these and NOS Mullards is the name and logo. That's not to say they're good or bad, it's just that the name is meaningless, analogous to bands like The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
__________________
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 12:11 AM   #3
Tubelab_com is offline Tubelab_com  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Tubelab_com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: West Virginia panhandle
The "reissue" Mullards and TungSol's are made in the same factory as Sovtek, Electro Harmonix, and Svetlanas sold in the USA. I got a big box of assorted "pre auditioned" Russian tubes last November. There were a pair of TungSol KT88's and a pair of Sovtek KT88's. These tubes look, sound, and test the same. I also got some (about 10) Electro Harmonix KT88's and 2 Electro Harmonix 6550's. These two tubes are identical, but different from the Sovtek and TungSol KT88's.

All of these tubes sound pretty good in my SimpleSE amps, but I prefer the EH tubes because they can handle about 10 more watts of dissipation than the Sovtek and TungSol tubes.
__________________
Tubelab, I blow stuff up so that you don't have to.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 12:31 AM   #4
rklosinski is offline rklosinski  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento
Is it worth buying used MUllards if the plate current is good?
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 12:34 AM   #5
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
It depends on the circuit you're putting it into, transconductance, noise, and microphonics. If they're priced like collectors' items, pass- there's plenty of perfectly good tubes out there at reasonable prices if you want good sound more than an overpriced geek status symbol.
__________________
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 12:54 AM   #6
rklosinski is offline rklosinski  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento
on ebay, you can usually get 4 match for about $25 each. This does not seem too unreasonable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 01:02 AM   #7
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
For which tube?
__________________
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 01:08 AM   #8
rklosinski is offline rklosinski  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento
real mullard el34
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2007, 01:24 AM   #9
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Mmmm, I'd probably pass on used power tubes.

Edit: I'd also be very suspicious of the price, whether you'll get "real" Mullards or not and what "real" means. A good, used, British-made Mullard EL34 from the 1960s goes for considerably more than that from most reputable vendors.
__________________
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
  Reply to this post

Reply


New issue Mullard TubesHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mullard (factory) making tubes again jkeny Tubes / Valves 9 10th September 2008 02:15 AM
Mullard Blackburn 6bm8 tubes used m6tt Swap Meet 6 2nd May 2008 11:32 PM
My Mullard 5/20 billinchile Tubes / Valves 25 14th October 2004 09:16 PM
Mullard 5-20 again icebear Tubes / Valves 3 16th December 2003 09:01 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:41 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2021 diyAudio
Wiki