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Philips Audio Tubes

(Valvo Amperex Mullard)

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Characteristics

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Common Labels
Label Colors

ECC81
ECC82
ECC83

E88CC

EF86
EL34

EL84

EZ80/81

GZ34

Other Tubes

Go to Sie/Tel EF86

The EF86 Gallery     6CF8  6BK8 

           
   

  The EF86 is similar to its precursor, the EF40, but has a noval socket (instead of the rimlock socket).

  The EF86 type was introduced in 1955 as low hum and low noise type.

   
  Hamburg 1956 - 1959   Hamburg 1959 - 1962
 

Code: 8Y1 DXX Hamburg

Identified by:

- square (D) getter

- grey plate behind mesh

Comment:

Rare - early production.

 

Code: 8Y1 D9X in 1959

          8Y2 D0/1/2X later

Identified by:

- ring getter

- grey plate behind mesh

Comment:

Rare.

   

 

       
Hamburg 1963 - 1967 (???)
 

Code: 8Y2 DXXX

Identified by:

- ring getter

- silver plate behind mesh

Comment:

Quite rare.

 

Code: 8Y5 LXXX, Brussels

Identified by:

- ring getter

- grey plate behind mesh

Comment:

Common type. Also found with X9G, 0l1 and 8Y4 FlB2 code.

   

 

       
 

Code: 8YX BXX, Blackburn

Identified by:

- square-getter with cross arm

- large plate

Comment:

Rare - very early prdouction.

 

Code: 9r1 B9X, Blackburn

Identified by:

- square-getter with cross arm

- large plate

Comment:

Rare - very early prdouction.

   

 

       
 

Code: 8Y1 B5XX, Blackburn

Identified by:

- ring getter

- silver plate (as in Tfk types)

Comment:

Seems to be very rare.

     
 

 

       
 

 

 

 

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