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Author:  M. Gregg [ 16 Sep 2018, 11:26 ]
Post subject:  EL34D

EL34D ?

I have no connection its just for interest.
Is this an EL34 with one grid removed?
anyone have an opinion.
http://www.audioaffair.co.uk/icon-audio-el34d-valve

Regards
M. Gregg

Author:  Suncalc [ 16 Sep 2018, 11:35 ]
Post subject:  Re: EL34D

It's hard to tell actually. It could be just an EL43 triode connected internally, or a repackaged power triode. However, I could not find a data sheet and transfer characteristics. As such, it's really another case of let the buyer beware. Could be really good, or just so-so.

Author:  M. Gregg [ 16 Sep 2018, 14:33 ]
Post subject:  Re: EL34D

I was looking at this,

From the web site.
Quote:
- Max current 120 ma (EL34 150 ma)
- Max dissipation 30w (EL34 25w)
- No G2 screen grid
- No G3 suppressor grid
- Carbonated Anode for maximum dissipation

Regards
M. Gregg

Author:  gofar99 [ 16 Sep 2018, 16:44 ]
Post subject:  Re: EL34D

Hi, Sound like a great deal...leave some parts out and charge more for it. For me the price of a resistor and a few bits of jumper wire seems better than large dollars and dubious performance.

Good listening
Bruce

Author:  blackdog [ 16 Sep 2018, 17:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: EL34D

My guess would be that the G2 screen is connected internally, as is the G3 (much like a 6L6), otherwise it would not work like a real EL34. The tube curves would change drastically, and efficiency would suffer substantially.
My question would be, why bother?

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