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 Post subject: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 4:06pm 
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I am considering purchasing a quad of EL34 to try in my D-Moll.

I am looking for a sharper attack and more aggressive mid character. Sometimes I feel things are a bit too smooth.

Would EL34 tubes do this for me?

Can they handle the D-Moll plate voltage? 480 as I recall from last bias.

Looking for any input or suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 6:11pm 
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You might like them. I almost always prefer EL34s. But if nothing else its a perfect opportunity for you to test them side by side in the same amp. Hearing it for yourself is worth a bazillion words. I'd give em a try.


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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Mon, Dec 04, 2017 4:36am 
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Sorry for bumping the old thread, did you do it? I've been thinking about it aswell since my dmoll will need new tubes sooner or later anyway. :)


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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Mon, Dec 04, 2017 12:43pm 
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EL34 do have more present, upfront, and aggressive mids vs KT77s... but you loose some of the big ballsy bottom chunk from the KT77s. Is it worth it? Try em and decide.

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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
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I preferred the KT77 in my VH4. I think they're a lot warmer than the EL34. I found the EL34 a bit harsh by comparison.

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