Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

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Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by c.t.d-nicke » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:05 am

Just want some information about this tube and if it is useful in my roadster.

Found it in an old tape recorder.
It's a Valvo ECC83 with 165 (mayby I65, cant see if it is 1 or I) and 49L2 etched on it.

Any help is welcome

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Good or bad sounding in a dual rectifier and in which position?

Thank you

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Re: Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by Triaxstasy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:14 pm

Looks like a Philips Short Plate (15mm) ECC83 from the mid 60s.....rare find and definitely a nice sounding tube.
I´d just try it in each position....

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Re: Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by dodger916 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:05 pm

Triaxstasy wrote:Looks like a Philips Short Plate (15mm) ECC83 from the mid 60s.....rare find and definitely a nice sounding tube.
I´d just try it in each position....
+1. With an etch code of I65 delta 9L2, it's definitely made in the Herleen, Holland plant. Among Herleen-made tubes, these are the "Most common type - good standard quality."

These are among my favorite tubes. I find them bright and articulate but not harsh, and balanced across the mids and lows. I have at least one in both my Mark amps.
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Re: Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by 212Mavguy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:42 am

That is one sweet tube you have, yep, Amperex short plate, Heerlen plant. Schweeeeet!
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Re: Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by yeti » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:03 pm

great find!

great sounding tube, likewise, one of my faves, as i have 5 or 6 of them laying around.

great in any position, and a GREAT sounding reverb tube despite what some people might think.

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Re: Found a tube in old tape recorder (pics inside)

Post by Mongo1 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:41 pm

Love that tube. I have several Amperex Harleen I65's, mostly the Hammond versions. They really do add something special wherever I put them. Congrats on a nice find.
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