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EL84=6BQ5 PENTODE (click on links below to check stock) EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland "D" getter 1950's EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland / Philips Holland / Philips Austria 1959 - 1970 EL84 Brimar UK 1961 - 1962 6BQ5 GE 1950's - 1964 6BQ5 GE 1960's - 1980's N709=EL84 Genalex Gold Lion / GEC Great Britain 1950's EL84 Amperex Globe Logo JAPAN / TEN JAPAN 1960's - 1970's EL84 Mullard / Philips 1950's - 1970's 6BQ5 RCA 1960's - 1970's EL84 RFT France EL84 / E84L Siemens West Germany 6BQ5=EL84 Super Radiotron / Miniwatt Australia 6BQ5 Sylvania 1960's - 1980's EL84 Telefunken <> West Germany 1950's - 1960's EL84 Tesla Czech Republic 1980's - Kuhl-Tube cryo 6BQ5 Tungsol 1950's - 1960's EL84 Valvo West Germany EL84 Canada / Hungary / India / Yugoslavia / Russian


EL84 Amperex Holland "D" Getter Halo 1957-1959 Very sweet, incredible midrange, a reference quality 6BQ5, probably overall best sound. - TELEFUNKEN OPUS 2004 RADIO - GRUNDIG SO121 HI-FI CONSOLE 1959 - SCOTT 299A 1958-1960 - VOX EL84 Holland with "D" Getter Halo 1950's - 1960: ----------------------------------------------- listed below 1 tube $145) EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland "D" getter used/like new, date code on bottom of tube (rX3-X9D=1959) (39ma) (recommended) 1 tube $125) EL84 Philips Miniwatt Import made in Wien, Austria like new "D" getter 1958 (rX3-A8F) (43ma) (recommended) 1 tube $55) EL84 Philips Wien, Austria plant (same sound as Holland) used/good, some printing "D" getter halo 1959 (rX3-A9A)(35ma)

EL84 Amperex Holland "O" Getter Halo 1959-1970's Best EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy pairs listed atEL84 sold listed below 1 platinum pair $299) EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland NOS original boxes 1962-1963 (BEST PAIR) 1 tube) 39.0ma 1962 1 tube) 38.5ma 1963 listed below 1 tube $99) EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland used/low hours/like new, smeared printing 1963 (40ma) listed below 1 tube $135) EL84 Philips Miniwatt Holland like new (rX4-delta1C4=1961) in white box (50ma) listed below 1 tube $95) EL84 Philips Holland NOS 1970 (38.5ma) 1 tube $95) EL84 Amperex Holland branded RCA NOS around 1960 (47ma) Philips Austria plant: same build and sound as Holland --------------------- listed below 1 tube $109) EL84 Miniwatt Austria NOS (rX3-A9K=1959) in Miniwatt box (39ma) best value 1 tube $95) EL84 Miniwatt Austria NOS 1966 in white box (49ma) same sound as Holland 1 tube $95) EL84 Philips Austria NOS 1967 in white box (42ma) same sound as Holland
EL84/6BQ5 Brimar Great Britain 1961-1962
Very balanced sound, excellent internal construction, superb EL84. Large thick copper grid posts, old red/black Brimar boxes. WOW!, those Brimar EL84's sound great in my Bruno Underground 30. Nice grind! Highly recommended, these 6BQ5 are only available from Tube World. (nice solid bass & great stereo image in headphone amp) - BLACKHEART BH5H - Bad Cat Black Cat 2003 - Shindo Montille - RM10 - Gibson GA-5 Skylark 1966 - VOX - Kustom Best EL84 Brimar pairs listed atEL84 EL84 BRIMAR single tubes: ------------------------ 1 tube $99) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original box 1962 (66.4ma) 1 tube $99) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original box 1962 (60.3ma) 1 tube $99) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original box 1962 (56.3ma) 1 tube $125) 6BQ5 Brimar NOS "U" getter 1961 (42.5ma) 1 tube $95) 6BQ5 Brimar NOS "U" getter 1961 (32.5ma) 2 tubes listed below 1 tube $125) 6BQ5 Brimar NOS "O" getter 1961 (50.9ma) Gm=11,550 1 tube $125) 6BQ5 Brimar NOS "U" getter 1961 (52ma) Gm=11,330 1 tube $49) 6BQ5 Brimar NOS 1962 top getter faded about 50% (48ma) good value CRYO-TREATED: ------------ 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England early 1962: ----------------------------------- 1 platinum kuhl-tube cryo quad $425) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original boxes 1962 original boxes 1 platinum kuhl-tube cryo pair $209) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original boxes 1962 original boxes 1 platinum kuhl-tube cryo pair $209) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original boxes 1962 original boxes 1 platinum kuhl-tube cryo pair $209) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original boxes 1962 original boxes 1 platinum kuhl-tube cryo pair $209) 6BQ5=EL84 Brimar England NOS original boxes 1962 original boxes
6BQ5=EL84 GE USA 1958 - 1964 (OLDEST GE MADE 6BQ5 - orange or white printing) 6BQ5 GE 1959-1964 NOS: --------------------- 0) SINGLE tubes NOS: ---------------- 1 tube $50) 1962 GE white print with grid dissipator (39ma) 1 tube $45) 1962 GE orange printing (62ma) 6BQ5 GE 1958 NOS with rectangle slot / viewing hole in plate, oldest GE version: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0)
6BQ5=EL84 GE USA 1965 - 1980's - Mactone MW-2A3 amp - Manley Stingray - Fender - SABA radio 6BQ5 GE 1960's - 1970's Pairs: ----------------------------- TO BUY 6BQ5 GE pairs
Best EL84 GE pairs listed atEL84 SINGLE TUBES: ------------ 1 tube $40) 6BQ5 GE NOS 1960's (48ma) 1 tube $20) 6BQ5 GE used/test good, no printing 1 tube $10) 6BQ5 GE used 60% - no printing (27.5ma) 6BQ5 GE 1984 NOS - green printing: ---------------------------------- 1 tube $35) 57ma Sonic Feedback: "First of all I would like to thank you for recommending the 70's vintage GE 6BQ5s. Definitely money well invested. There is no question about the fact that they run circles around the Sovteks that the manufacturer installed in my Jolida 102-B"
N709=EL84 Genalex Gold Lion / GEC Great Britain 1950's Sweet sound, rare EL84's TO BUY N709 Gold Lion and GEC UK

EL84 AMPEREX GLOBE LOGO JAPAN NOS 1969 (high quality construction, similar build to Holland EL84 1960's) - Synthesis Ensemble - Manley Mahi amp EL84 Amperex JAPAN NOS 1969 (9-52 date code = 1969) BEST VALUE (same build as EL84 Holland) 1 pair $80) 56ma, 59ma (1 tube slightly tilted) 1 pair $80) 54ma, 56ma (1 tube slightly tilted) 1 pair $80) 45.4ma, 47.7ma (1 tube slightly tilted) 1 tube $40) 41.6ma 1 tube $32) 44.6ma, very tilted glass 1 tube $40) EL84 JAPAN branded Amperex Globe Holland NOS 1970's (38.2ma)
6BQ5=EL84 Japan The TEN JAPAN EL84 have taller plates than other EL84 sold out
EL84 Mullard Great Britain 1950's-1970's The best sounding EL84's are Amperex Holland, Brimar, Mullard and Telefunken. Best for: Reinhardt 18W (Marshall clone) [ ARCHANGEL SYSTEMS, INC. (Auburn, AL) ] TRIODE TRV-84HD made in JAPAN Gibson GA-5 Les Paul Junior 65amps London head [ 65amps - North Hollywood, CA ] 65amps Lil Elvis combo used by [ STEVE KIRK POP STUDIOS - OAKLAND, CA ] Consonance Cyber 20 headphone amp Dr. Z Carmen Ghia 2005, 2006 Leak Stereo 20 Lafayette LA-224A VOX AC10, AC15, AC30 LEBEN CS-300XS Lexicon Signature 284 Epiphone Valve Junior Shindo Montille Ming Da MC 84C07 headphone amp Manley RM10 Marshall EL84 amp 1974 Matchless C-30, C30 Elk Sonic 102 Japanese copy of a Fender Vibrolux TO BUY 6BQ5 Mullard pairs
Best EL84 Mullard pairs listed atEL84 EL84=6BQ5 Mullard NOS CRYO: --------------------------- listed below 2 quads) EL84 Mullard branded Philips Kuhl-Tube cryo-treated NOS 1965-1967 in PHILIPS boxes (best Mullard quads) 1 platinum quad $435) 50-52ma 1 platinum quad $435) 3 pairs @ $215/pair) EL84 Mullard branded Philips Kuhl-Tube cryo-treated NOS 1965-1967 in PHILIPS boxes (best Mullard pairs) 1 pair) 56ma, 57ma 1967 same date codes
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EL84 Mullard NOT CRYO-TREATED: ----------------------------- EL84=6BQ5 Mullard branded Philips NOS matched quads: --------------------------------------------------- 1 quad $435) EL84 EL84 Mullard branded Philips NOS 1965-1967 in PHILIPS boxes 1 quad $435) EL84 EL84 Mullard branded Philips NOS 1965-1967 in PHILIPS boxes 1 platinum quad $435) EL84 EL84 Mullard branded Philips NOS 1965-1967 in PHILIPS boxes 1 tube) 44.2ma smeared printing 1967 1 tube) 44.6ma good printing 1967 1 tube) 45.2ma smeared printing 1965 1 tube) 45.6ma good printing 1967 EL84=6BQ5 Mullard NOS branded Philips matched pairs and single tubes: -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 platinum pair $220) 40ma, 41.5ma 1 platinum pair $220) 45ma some printing, 46.2ma no printing 1 tube $79) 55ma slightly faded top getter - good value
listed below EL84=6BQ5 Mullard NOS matched pairs and quads: --------------------------------------------- (5% discount if you buy 2 quads) (best value, sweet sound) 1 quad $395) EL84 EL84 Mullard NOS 1975-1978 in Mullard boxes 1 quad $395) EL84 EL84 Mullard NOS 1975-1978 in Mullard boxes 1 quad $395) EL84 EL84 Mullard NOS 1975-1978 in Mullard boxes 1 pair $195) EL84 EL84 Mullard NOS 1975-1978 in Mullard boxes 1 pair $195) EL84 EL84 Mullard NOS 1975-1978 in Mullard boxes
EL84 MULLARD MATCHED PAIRS: -------------------------- Best EL84 Mullard pairs listed atEL84 EL84=6BQ5 Mullard matched pairs used: ------------------------------------ 1 Pair $75: EL84 Mullard used 1 tube) 1959 used/tests 65% (32.3ma), "O" getter halo 1 tube) 1958 used/tests 65% (30.0ma), "O" getter halo listed below - 3 in stock, 1 tube sold 1 tube $95) branded GE 1970 42.5ma 1 tube $95) branded GE 1970 44ma sold) branded Valvo 1971 42ma 1 tube $95) branded Philips 1972 42ma single tubes: ------------ listed below 1 tube $125) EL84 Mullard NOS 1961 (40ma) listed below - solid disc getter halo 1 tube $135) EL84 Mullard NOS (rX1-B5I=1955) with SOLID DISC GETTER HALO, 1st Series made, re-printed (42ma, oldest EL84 Mullard in stock) listed below 1 tube $75) EL84 Mullard early-1950's used/tests like new with SOLID DISC GETTER HALO, 1st Series made, made in Brussels, Belgium (1608-L4 date code, before 1955) some printing (40.3ma) 1 tube $49) EL84 Mullard branded RCA NOS/65% 1967 (33ma) (best value)
6BQ5=EL84 RCA (all in stock have gray plate and gray coated glass, smooth and rich sound) Fender Tweed Almarro A205A Mark II amp Goodsell amp Orange AD-5 Audio Note Swart compressors RCA NOS PAIRS: ------------- Best EL84 RCA pairs listed atEL84 SINGLE TUBES: ------------ 1 tube $55) 6BQ5 RCA branded Rauland early 1960's faded printing (58ma) 1 tube $55) 6BQ5 RCA NOS (52ma) 1 tube $55) 6BQ5 RCA NOS (46.5ma) 1 tube $30) 6BQ5 RCA NOS (28ma)
EL84 RFT FRANCE 1) 6BQ5 RFT branded as Amperex France "Harmon Kardon" used/tests good $20
EL84 Siemens West Germany 1960 - 1970's - Fender Blues Junior 2005 - ASL OTL headamp - Leben CS-300 Best EL84 Siemens pairs and quads listed atEL84 EL84 Siemens NOS matched pairs: ------------------------------ 0 pair $175) (1) branded Mullard Holland around 1960 54.4ma (1) 1971 smeared printing 52.8ma 0 pair $175) (1) branded Mullard Holland 1966 37ma (1) 1969 39ma EL84 Siemens NOS 1960's: (single tubes) ----------------------- 1 tube $110) EL84 Siemens NOS 1965 (51ma) 1 tube $110) 1961 47.2ma no Siemens logo 1 tube $110) 1966 49.5ma 1 tube $110) 1960's smeared printing 41.3ma 1 tube $95) 1969 39ma 1 tube $95) 1966 37ma EL84 Siemens used/test good smeared printing: -------------------------------------------- 1) 1958 42ma like new $65 1) 1963 38.1ma $45 1) 1969 33.5ma $35 1) 1963 25.2ma 60% $18
E84L Siemens West Germany 1960's - 1970's (uprated EL84) E84L Siemens: ------------ TO BUY E84L pairs and quads
8 quads @ $275/quad) E84L Siemens NOS 1977-1980 rebranded for Radiotechnique France (RTC) 1982 in RTC boxes (best value in stock) 1 quad) 4 tubes 38-39ma 1 quad) 4 tubes 42-43ma ($135/matched pair) - Laney L20H - Leben 1 tube $85) E84L Siemens Halske NOS original box 1964 (42ma)
6BQ5=EL84 Super Radiotron / Miniwatt Australia Plates and internal structure similar to Amperex Holland 1960's, sweet sound. 6BQ5=EL34 Super Radiotron / Miniwatt Australia 1960's 2 Platinum Pairs) EL84 AWA Super Radiotron Australia NOS original boxes early 1960's (recommended pairs) 1 pair $175) 43ma, 44.5ma 1 pair $175) 45.5ma, 47ma 1 Platinum Pair $175/pair) EL84 Miniwatt Australia NOS original boxes early 1960's (recommended) 1 tube) 46.5ma 1 tube) 47.5ma 3 tubes $80 each) EL84 Miniwatt Australia NOS original boxes early 1960's 1 tube) 55.5ma 1 tube) 42.5ma 1 tube) 36.5ma
6BQ5=EL84 Sylvania Black Plate / Gray Plate - Fargen EL84 amp - Grommes PHI-26M - Yarland P100 - Ampeg Jet II - Blackheart 6BQ5 Sylvania BLACK PLATE and GRAY PLATE Best EL84 Sylvania pairs listed atEL84 single tubes: ------------ 1 tube $60) 6BQ5 Sylvania "black plate" NOS yellow print 1960 1 tube $50) 6BQ5 Sylvania "black plate" NOS red print 1970's (58ma) 1 tube $50) 6BQ5 Sylvania "black plate" NOS yellow print 1970's (64ma) 1 tube $38) JAN-6BQ5 Sylvania "black plate" low hours/like new, faded green printing 1973, original box (66ma) GRAY PLATE: ---------- 1 Platinum Pair $115) 6BQ5 Sylvania "gray plate" NOS within 1ma early 1970's red printing (2) branded Sylvania both 43.5ma and 44ma (best pair) 1 pair $110) JAN-6BQ5 Sylvania "gray plate" NOS 1967 (1) 40.3ma (1) 41.5ma (recommended) 1 pair $95) 6BQ5 Sylvania "gray plate" NOS branded Philips 1970's original boxes 49ma, 52ma 3 pairs $85/pair) JAN-6BQ5 Sylvania "gray plate" NOS branded Philips 1986 original boxes TO BUY 6BQ5 Philips pairs
single tubes: ------------ 1 tube $45) JAN-6BQ5 Sylvania "gray plate" NOS 1960's smeared printing (46ma) 1 tube $42) 6BQ5 Sylvania/Philips NOS smeared printing (49ma) 1 tube $45) 6BQ5 Sylvania branded RCA NOS (51ma) 1 tube $45) 6BQ5 Sylvania branded RCA NOS (59ma) 1 tube $42) 6BQ5 Sylvania branded Zenith NOS (38ma) 1 tube $45) 6BQ5 Sylvania NOS yellow print (46ma) 6BQ5 Sylvania gray plate used/test good: --------------------------------------- 1 tube $20) used/tests like new, smeared printing (46ma) 1 tube $18) used/good, no printing (36ma) 1 tube $25) used/like new, good printing, around 1960 (42ma) 1 tube $20) branded Silvertone around 1960 (47ma) 1 tube $25) branded Maganvox used/good 1953 (40.2ma)
EL84 / 6BQ5 Telefunken West Germany Superb sound, the best EL84 for Train Wreck "Liverpool" or VOX AC30 guitar amplifiers; Clean and Crisp Tone. Curve Trace matched Pairs: (Vplate = 300V, Vscreen = 200V, Vgrid = -5V) (Pout = 12 watts @ Iplate = 40ma) EL84=6BQ5 Telefunken Diamond NOS MATCHED PAIRS most in original boxes: --------------------------------------------------------------------- Best EL84 Telefunken pairs listed atEL84 (6 pairs in stock) TO BUY EL84 Telefunken NOS pairs

EL84 Telefunken <> like new good printing in white boxes: ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1 pair $225) EL84 Telefunken <> used/test like new 1 tube) 40.5ma 1958 good printing (like new) (on left) 1 tube) 38.7ma 1960's partially smeared printing (used/very good)

1 pair $249) EL84 Telefunken <> used/like new 1 tube) 50.5ma 1 tube) 52.5ma


1 pair $189) EL84 Telefunken <> used/good 1 tube) 44ma 1 tube) 46ma


1 pair $189) EL84 Telefunken <> used/good - good printing 1 tube) 40.8ma 1958 1 tube) 39ma


1 pair $169) EL84 Telefunken <> used/good - no printing 1 tube) 39.5ma 1 tube) 43ma


1 pair $79) EL84 Telefunken <> used/65% 1950's 1 tube) 28ma 1 tube) 25.5ma


1 tube $45) EL84 Telefunken used/good, no diamond on bottom but is a Telefunken - faded printing (41ma)


EL84 Tesla Czech Republic early 1980's (no printing - from bulk pack, purchased from former employee at Tesla) - best value EL84 8 pairs $65/pair) EL84 Tesla NOS no printing 1980's, reboxed - best value 4 quads $130/quad) EL84 Tesla NOS no printing 1980's, reboxed - best value 1 platinum pair $70) 45.8, 46.3ma (best pair) 1 pair $70) 42, 43.6ma 1 pair $60) 38, 39.5ma 1 pair $55) 34.5, 35.4ma
6BQ5=EL84 Tungsol USA 1) 6BQ5 Tungsol NOS original box 1950's $85 (41.4ma) 322NH3 date code 1) 6BQ5 Tungsol NOS original box 1960's $60 (34.3ma) 1) 6BQ5 Tungsol like new original box 1960's $50 (49ma)
6BQ5=EL84 Valvo (Hamburg, West Germany) 1) EL84 Valvo rebranded Amperex Bugle Boy used/good 1957 $25 (31.5ma) 1) EL84 Valvo used/50% 1957 no printing $10 (26.7ma)
EL84/6BQ5 (left to right): TEN JAPAN (tall plate), GE JAPAN, Sylvania INDIA, Bell & Howell AUSTRIA
EL84/6BQ5 (left to right): Tungsram HUNGARY, Sylvania ITALY, Glotron EAST GERMANY, CV2975=EL84 EAST GERMANY 1977
6BQ5=EL84 Other US Brands / Canadian 1) 6BQ5 Arcturus USA NOS original box, same build as TUNGSOL $22 (58ma) 1) 6BQ5 Magnavox USA used/65% $8 (32.2ma) 1) 6BQ5 Raytheon used/good - no printing around 1960 $10 (42ma) 1) 6BQ5 Raytheon used/good - no printing around 1960, some white flaked inside tube $10 (45.4ma)
6BQ5=EL84 Austria by Philips 1) EL84 Austria used/good $12 (36.3ma) 1) EL84 Austria used/good $10 (31ma)
6BQ5=EL84 East German / Hungary 1) EL84 Tronix East German used/good - good printing $15 (49ma) 1) EL84 Glotron East German like new perfect printing $15 (39ma) 1) CV2975=EL84 East German NOS 1977 - good printing $20 (40ma) 1) EL84 Tungsram branded Telefunken used/60% $6 (28.5ma) 1) EL84 Eastern Europe used/good no printing $8 (39ma) 1) EL84 Amperex FRANCE Harmon Kardon used/60% 1960's $6 (27.1ma) 1) EL84 Mexico no printing used/good $8 (35.4ma)
6BQ5=EL84 India / Italy 1) EL84 Sylvania ITALY NOS smeared printing $20 (42ma)
6BQ5=EL84 Russian (older stock) / Yugoslavia 1) 6BQ5 Westinghouse Russia NOS in white box 1992 $15 (39ma) 1) 6BQ5 Westinghouse Russia NOS 60% in white box 1992 $10 (29ma)

6BQ5 / EL84 / CV2975 DATA & RATINGS
Heater voltage: 6.3V
Heater current: 760mA
Max anode voltage (B+): 550V
Max anode voltage: 300V
Max anode dissipation: 12W
Max screen voltage (Ig2=0): 550V
Max screen voltage: 300V
Max screen dissipation: 2W

7189 / 7189A USA (uprated 6BQ5)
7189/A: 13.2 watts max plate dissipation, 440VDC max plate volts
7189A: has higher screen voltage voltage rating than 7189
6BQ5/EL84: 12 watts max plate dissipation, 300VDC max plate volts

Comparative Tube Ratings
  Vh Ih VaMax Vg2Max PaMax Pg2Max Notes
EL84
6.3 0.76 300 300 12 2.0 12 watts max plate dissipation with
300V max plate volts.
7189
6.3 0.76 400 300 12 2.0 12 watts max plate dissipation with
400V max plate volts.
7189A
6.3 0.76 440 400 13.2 2.2 13.2 watts max plate dissipation with 440V max plate volts.
E84L
6.3 0.76 450 300 13.5 2.4 13.5 watts max plate dissipation with 450V max plate volts.


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