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Old 16th February 2019, 09:08 AM
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Default Best new manufacture 12ax7s

Hi,
Is there any consensus on what are the best modem production 12ax7 valves?

I need to buy 3 for my EAR 834P MM Clone positions v1, v2, v3

While we are at it for 12au7s as well

Thanks

Lee
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Old 16th February 2019, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Best new manufacture 12ax7s

Hello Lee,

I think a consensus on something like that is fantasy frankly

Better to just ask for suggestions I would say.

I have not tried many but my current favourite for my phono is the JJ ECC803S.
Previously I used the Sovtek 12AX7LPS but the JJs were smoother and generally more sophisticated sounding.

I don't have any current production '82s.

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Old 16th February 2019, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Best new manufacture 12ax7s

Thanks Phil,

I know its a long shot and preferences are pretty much what its about.

So, any more preferences very welcome please
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Old 16th February 2019, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: Best new manufacture 12ax7s

Hi lee/All
Yes I use the JJ ECC803S in my WD phono2 also use the sovtek 12ax7
There is the 5751 but has a lower gain of 70 12ax7 has a 100 so if my need lower gain the 5751 in your man 👨
I am using one 5751 in the output and two JJs at the input of my WD phono 2 very nice sound
I will use the same valve set-up for the WD phono 3S when I get round to building it
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Old 18th February 2019, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: Best new manufacture 12ax7s

Thanks for the input,
I have just ordered a matched trio of JJ ECC803s tubes from Karltone. It was an extra 2.50 per tube to match them, I hope its worth doing.

https://www.karltone.co.uk/jj-ecc803...ecc83-22-p.asp

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