Best 6DJ8 pairs listed at:

 
6DJ8=ECC88=CV5358 DUAL TRIODE

(click on links below to check stock) 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy or Philips Holland 1950's "D" getter 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy or Philips Holland 1959-1962 "O" getter 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland 1960-1967 6DJ8 Amperex PQ Holland 1968-1976 orange printing 6DJ8 Amperex Globe Logo 1968-1976 orange printing 6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1966-1970 white printing "o" getter halo 6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1970-1976 white printing "A-Frame" or dimpled disc getter halo 6DJ8 Brimar / Ediswan UK 1960's - 1970's 6DJ8 GE 1960's - 1980's 6DJ8 Hungary 1960's - 1980's 6DJ8 Matsushita or Toshiba Japan 1960's - 1970's 6DJ8 Mullard UK 1960's - 1970's 7DJ8=PCC88 Siemens, Telefunken, Tesla, Yugoslavia 1960's - 1970's sub for 6DJ8 (7DJ8=7V filament) 6DJ8 Russian 1960's - 1980's 6DJ8 Siemens West Germany 1960's - 1980's 6DJ8 Sylvania 1960's - 1980's 6DJ8 Telefunken West Germany 1960's

BEST SOUNDING 6DJ8 IN STOCK NOW ARE THESE: ------------------------------------------ 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland 1960-1962, sweet sound 6DJ8 Telefunken NOS 1960's (some pairs are cryo treated) 6DJ8 Siemens branded RCA Germany 1966-1967 6DJ8 IEC Mullard NOS 1964-1965 original boxes $219/pair 6DJ8 Philips Holland "A" Frame NOS 1975 in white boxes $119-150/pair (best value, sweet sound) BEST VALUE: 6DJ8 GE NOS 1960's - 1970's $45/pair BEST VALUE: 6DJ8 Philips ECG USA NOS 1980's $39/pair
6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland "D" Getter 1958-1959 (sweet sound) TO BUY 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy

6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1958-1959 "D" getter halo (the rarest and most sought after 6DJ8, very lifelike sound) (oldest and rarest 6DJ8 Holland in stock) (these are the best 6DJ8 to use in a linestage, more musical than CCa Telefunken) (6DJ8 Holland sound excellent in preamps by AR, CJ, Audible Illusions, Sonic Frontiers, VAC, CAT, etc.) (HEART tube CD player) Customer Comment: ---------------- "All my absolute favorite 6DJ8's are made in Holland. They have the rich midrange that I love." TO BUY 6DJ8 AMPEREX HOLLAND with "D" getter
listed below slightly microphonic tubes) ECC88=6DJ8 Holland NOS "D" getter 1958 NOS branded "ECC88 Telefunken" (good as driver tube, buffer tube, in CD player or if you don't care about microphonics, microphonics will vary depending on equipment used)
6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland 1960-1967 WHITE printing (LARGE "O" GETTER HALO) (This is a very good audio preamp tube; very detailed, good base definition, punchy midrange, has warmth, instruments sound very natural, excellent vocal reproduction, recommended) - Manley Chinook TO BUY 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland

6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1959-1962 large "O" getter halo WHITE printing (highly recommended, similar sound to early Bugle Boy, good bass and very good musical sound, white printing) (The 6DJ8 Philips Miniwatt Holland 1959-1960 are a great sounding 6DJ8, simply a classic to enjoy, very warm and smooth. These are identical to Amperex Bugle Boy Holland "D" getter from 1958-1959; reference quality.) SONIC COMMENTS: -------------- "I tried a number of excellent tubes with my First Sound Presence Deluxe Mk II Preamp. The famed Siemens Gold Pin 7308's, Amperex 6922 Holland D-getter, Siemens CCA and the 1959 cryo'd Phillips Miniwatt 6DJ8 you sold me. Each tube obviously has its strengths: 7308's were quiet, transparent and refined. Amperex 6922's open and detailed, yet a bit warmer than the Siemens. I didnt care for the CCA's in my system (too lean). The miniwatt 6DJ8 you sold me BLOWS them away. Well, let me rephrase that. On vocals, acoustics, simple jazz/rock, these are the very best i have yet to hear. Midrange presence and bloom is to die for. Yet the tube is also really quiet and provides plenty of detail and sparkle. I could go on in "audiophile" terms and state that the Siemens may have been a bit more trasnparent, that the 6922's maybe ever so slightly less rolled off, but that's only a small part of the story. I always came back to this tube - very simply because it created images and timbre that were REAL. People use the term, "musical" all the time - but now i know what they mean.... These tubes simply sound like music. When they are in, I get immersed in the music, and forget all the nonsense we obsess about as audiophiles. They may not be as good in complex/loud jazz and rock, but i dont listen to that much of that anyway. Short of that minor caveat, I recommend these without reservation. Worth every penny I spent on them Art G. Minneapolis, MN"
6DJ8 Amperex Holland "PQ" 1968-1976 with ORANGE printing (PQ=Premium Quality, tubes will msotly have a "o" getter halo from 1968-1970 and a "A" frame getter halo after 1970, but not in all cases) (PQ and orange globe typically look and sound the same) TO BUY 6DJ8 Amperex Holland

6DJ8 Amperex Holland "GLOBE LOGO" 1968-1975 ORANGE printing (All have either small "o" getter halo, "Dimpled Disc" Getter Halo or "A" Frame Getter Halo) (Low noise and microphonics and great lively 3 dimensional sound) - Grant Fidelity Tube DAC-11 TO BUY 6DJ8 Amperex Holland

6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1966-1970 WHITE printing (all have a small "o" getter halo) (Low noise and microphonics and great lively 3 dimensional sound) TO BUY 6DJ8 Amperex Holland

6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1970-1976 WHITE printing (all have a "Dimpled Disc" Getter Halo or "A" Frame Getter Halo) (Low noise and microphonics and great lively 3 dimensional sound) - Scott Nixon DAC - Rode K2 mic - Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Control Center - Woo Audio WA3+ - Pathos Classic One MK III preamp - Audio Horizons phono TO BUY 6DJ8 Philips Holland (best value)

6DJ8 Brimar England 1960's TO BUY 6DJ8 Brimar UK

6DJ8 GE USA coated glass 1960's - 1982 TO BUY 6DJ8 GE

6DJ8 Hungary TO BUY 6DJ8 Hungary

6DJ8 Matsushita and Toshiba Japan (Toshiba=Tokyo Shibaura Electric, 6DJ8=M3624) 6DJ8 JAPAN 1970's - 1980's listed below TO BUY 6DJ8 JAPAN

6DJ8 Mullard 1960 - 1980 "O" getter halo (Blackburn UK plant) (sweet and harmonically rich sound, musical, very good bass, low noise and microphonics, very nice overall 6DJ8) (nice in DACS and preamps and as input tube in amps using a 6DJ8/6922) - Blacknote CDP500 - EAR Acute II TO BUY 6DJ8 Mullard

7DJ8=PCC88 Siemens / Telefunken / Yugoslavia (sub for 6DJ8 with 7V Filament) - EAR - CJ TO BUY 7DJ8=PCC88
TO BUY 7DJ8=PCC88 Siemens branded Telefunken
TO BUY 7DJ8=PCC88 Tesla

6DJ8 RUSSIAN MADE 1970's - 1980's (older Russian 6DJ8 that are branded different names) (these are low noise 6DJ8's and not microphonic)
TO BUY 6DJ8=ECC88 Russian USSR 1970's - 1982

6DJ8 SIEMENS WEST GERMANY 1960-1971 (Siemens 6DJ8, 6922 and 7308 are highly recommended, excellent clarity and extension) (All of the 1960's 6DJ8 Siemens are highly recommended, sweet highs with nice musical presence) TO BUY 6DJ8 SIEMENS GERMANY
SONIC COMMENTS: -------------- I recently ordered a 6087=5Y3WGTB=indirectly heated=slow-warmup rugged 5Y3GT recitifier tube from you for my Decware Zen SET amp along with a pair of ECC88=6DJ8 Siemens Germany NOS original boxes same date codes 1960's for my Ah! Tjoeb 99 tubed CD player. I wanted to let you know that both purchases are working out great. I started with the rectifier tube and noticed that the amp played louder with more bass and better rythym. After trying that alone for a while, last night I installed the old ECC88 SIEMENS tubes in my cd player. WOW. they are awesome. there is more and clear sound in the upper registers, cymbals and triangles sound more realistic, and percussion instruments sound tighter and more detailed. In addition, they keep everything that was already there in the music that i liked with the stock tubes. thanks for some great recomendations. "I recently ordered a 6087=5Y3WGTB=indirectly heated=slow-warmup rugged 5Y3GT recitifier tube from you for my Decware Zen SET amp along with a pair of ECC88=6DJ8 Siemens Germany NOS original boxes same date codes 1960's for my Ah! Tjoeb 99 tubed CD player. I wanted to let you know that both purchases are working out great. I started with the rectifier tube and noticed that the amp played louder with more bass and better rythym. After trying that alone for a while, last night I installed the old ECC88 SIEMENS tubes in my cd player. WOW. they are awesome. there is more and clear sound in the upper registers, cymbals and triangles sound more realistic, and percussion instruments sound tighter and more detailed. In addition, they keep everything that was already there in the music that i liked with the stock tubes. thanks for some great recomendations."
6DJ8 SYLVANIA (smooth 6DJ8 and best value 6DJ8; smooth and quiet, if you want more resolution buy a 6DJ8 Holland) - Decware TORII MkII TO BUY 6DJ8 Philips USA


6DJ8 TELEFUNKEN WEST GERMANY (smooth and realistic highs, lots of air and depth with excellent imaging, bass is not boomy) (highly recommended if you want a very musical 6DJ8) (very popular 6DJ8 due to superb overall sound) - Aesthetix preamp - DECWARE CSP2+ - Lampizator Level 4 Gen 4 DAC TO BUY 6DJ8 TELEFUNKEN (recommended)

6DJ8 HISTORY HISTORY: ------- The 6DJ8 is a frame grid sharp cut-off twin (dual) triode with separate cathodes originally intended for use as a cascode circuits, RF and IF amplifiers, mixer and phase inverter stages. Originally the 6DJ8 had popular applications in: tuners in television receivers, front ends of VHF radio receivers. One triode acted as the local oscillator and the other as the mixer (frequency changer). Tektronix test equipment. Although not designed for the purpose the ECC88 has found favour with builders of high performance audio equipment. The tube features high transconductance, low plate resistance and low noise properties. PCC88=7DJ8 can be substituted for the 6DJ8/ECC88 6N23P=Russian made 6DJ8/ECC88 6N1P subs are 6922 and 6DJ8 ELECTRICAL DATA: --------------- MAX RATINGS: ----------- Heater voltage 6.3V Heater current 365mA Max plate voltage (Ia=0) 550V Max operating plate voltage 130V * Max plate dissipation 1.8W Max plate current 25mA Max grid voltage -50V TYPICAL OPERATION: ----------------- Heater = 6.3 Heater Current = 365ma Vplate = 90V Vgrid = -1.2V Iplate = 15ma Rplate = 2650 ohms Gm = 12500 Mu = 33 The Best Sounding 6DJ8=ECC88 ever made are: ------------------------------------------ 6DJ8 Siemens West Germany 1960's (nothing beats this tube; accurate, open, focused, detailed, airy, tight bass) 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland "D" getter 1950's (superbly musical 6DJ8, nice articulate bass, 3D sound) 6DJ8 Telefunken West Germany 1960's (a little bass shy, but superbly smooth and listenable long term) 6DJ8 Amperex Bugle Boy Holland 1960's 6DJ8 Amperex Holland 1960's and Amperex Holland Globe Logo late 1960's - mid 1970's (some are branded Philips Miniwatt) CV5358=6DJ8 Mullard 1960's (smooth, good bass, the older versions are the best) 6DJ8 Mullard 1960's (either branded Mullard or Philips or Amperex Great Britain) 6DJ8 Sylvania late 1960's - mid 1970's (excellent sound for the money, best value) 6DJ8 GE USA 1960's - 1970's (good value)