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    6p14p tubes..EL84s

    While I have the money i will be buying a set oif 8 of these Russian tubes as my next set to replace the EH as and when the time comes. There seems to be a multitude of possibilities..gold grids, Ev, ER etc...any recomendations out there or explanations of the differences?

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    Just get the 6P14P-EV.
    Excellent tube for the money and lasts a long time too.

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    ^What he said.

    The 6Π14Π-EB (in cyrillic - often transliterated as 6p14p-ev or 6pi14pi-ev) is the Mil-Spec version of the standard 6Π14Π, and has a significantly longer rated lifespan than even 'golden era' NOS.
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    hi bob, i got eight for my tube tec unisis, sodders give me i link to buy them, as he has a lot of them in his bill beard amp , fine valves for little money
    django pre leak st 20 snell c

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    Here you go:
    If I was not running Mullards, I would use these
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-EL84M-...item3f0bd1b727

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    Bob, if you can find the -ER suffix those are the export grade, though supposedly not otherwise different to the -EV. Whether there's any audible difference I don't know, but it helps scratch the completist itch we all seem to have!

    One thing with these valves is they add nothing to the sound at-all, probably due to their low microphonics, so if you like a touch more romance as opposed to accuracy they may not be as good a choice as the Golden Lions from what I read (though not tried the latter).

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    I tried the Gold Lion reissues..8 in total. They sound Great, ..........Briefly. Went through 5 of 8 in a year and a half.
    The 6P14P-EV tubes sound great, especially for the money.
    Last edited by JBCobra; 31-12-2011 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBCobra View Post
    I tried the Gold Lion reissues..8 in total. They sound Great, ..........Briefly. Went through 5 of 8 in a year and a half.
    The 6P14P-EV tubes sound great, especially for the money.
    Hmmm... Well warned. Fragility seems to be an abiding characteristic of Gold Lion branded tubes of all kinds...

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    It is too bad the Lion's are not more robust. They even feel fragile in your hand compared to the 6p's
    But Man o Man they sound Awesome when fresh and balanced.
    Unfortunately very fragile
    Happy to you!, Earl

    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Hmmm... Well warned. Fragility seems to be an abiding characteristic of Gold Lion branded tubes of all kinds...

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    Cheers guys, just bought 8 of the puppies, won't be using them until the EHs give up the ghost.

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    .... I will bet you a Drink that when you get them you Need to try them

    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    Cheers guys, just bought 8 of the puppies, won't be using them until the EHs give up the ghost.

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    Grin.....maybe.....yea of course i frickin will

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    and repped
    You will Love those tubes.
    They take some useage to mellow just right........so be patient, but the rewards are right there

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    Done my el84 rolling. These are silly good VFM, and I will add from my experience that there's no point in buying older tubes unlike the supertube stuff; the transconductance is high but the emissions are way lower than later 80s/90s tubes. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBCobra View Post
    They even feel fragile in your hand compared to the 6p's
    Hmm. In my (limited) experience, even 50s Mullard and Brimar EL84 feel fragile in your hand compared to the Russian varieties. Is everything else fragile, or are the Ruskies heavy and crude?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPG View Post
    Hmm. In my (limited) experience, even 50s Mullard and Brimar EL84 feel fragile in your hand compared to the Russian varieties. Is everything else fragile, or are the Ruskies heavy and crude?
    Well they are milspec/ruggedised, so thicker glass, heavier internals etc. The filaments alone are more than twice as thick as the JJs I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBCobra View Post
    Here you go:
    If I was not running Mullards, I would use these
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-EL84M-...item3f0bd1b727
    Do I need any new EL84 for my Leak ? No I do not.
    Do I tube roll ? No I do not.

    I am still mightily tempted by these JB - especially when I read the price was for a pair. Curse you for the temptation

    Just wanted to add that I too use the GL reissues but have had no problems in over a year. Variable things valves !

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