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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 ?
PostPosted: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 3:20am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:56am 
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I like the EL34 too but it´s hard to find a reliable version.
Best in my opinion is the EL34 "Winged C" but it´s
very expensive and I don´t know if the stopped production.
For me, I´m very happy with the KT77-JJ. A good sounding
and reliable tube. Get only one bad out of 500.


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 Post subject: Re: EL34 vs KT77 ?
PostPosted: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 5:04am 
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I love EL34 winged C to.

I had so many issues with el34 tubes, I had to try the KT77.

At first i hated it, i was comparing it to the EL34. I thought why not approach it in a different manner, what are the thumps up. I played with it some more and loved them.

The KT77 thumps up:
- more lively sound
- full and thick
- more top end freq.
- more clarity and defenition in clean and high gain
- modern in a good way
- reliability

Now i have a good set of EL34's but have the KT77 running in the amp. I prefer them now.


**I am looking for a sharper attack and more aggressive mid character. Sometimes I feel things are a bit too smooth***
The KT77 has a much better attack and is much more aggressive, the EL34 is much smoother. Yes you have a bit more mid freq, but its nothing you can change when adjusting the eq.

In the end, try it oud and see if you like it. Its always fun trying new things.

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