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RE: Which NOS EL84 for audio amplifier?

If you wish for "warmth" over raw strength (like the Tungsram or Reflector 6N14P-EV) --- my experience, it's going to be hard not ending up with the Philips/Miniwatt or Amperex EL84.

I also like early 1960 Sylvania BP 6BQ5. Thin green lettering. Has nice midrange. Maybe not as nice as a really good Dutch Philips EL84, but a pretty nice tube.

For sheer power and chime, the Tungsram is one of the best output tubes of its wattage range.

Good luck with your search!


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