EAF42


All tube operating points below are by no means definitive good sound recipe for your particulate tube project. Lowest THD point is not necessary best sounding one and there is always some variance even in a NOS tube batch from the same manufacturer!  Below information is only useful as a general starting point and is ment to get you in a ballpark when no measurement equipment is available.


Lowest THD operating point spectrum


7.5mA, -12.5V BIAS, 265Va

Other operating points


5mA, -13.7V BIAS, 250Va
2mA, -19.2V BIAS, 260Va

Traced plate curves


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Vari-μ pentode, hopelessly nonlinear. Not suitable for hi-fi audio without some sort of a negative feedback mechanism. Should work great as compressor or other effects box though 🙂 Available for sale.


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