ECH81 Heptode Part

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

 4mA, -17V BIAS

Traced plate curves

Triode-Connected-Heptode (g2,g3,g4-PLATE, g1-CONTROL)


Unfortunately Heptode part is not usable for audio, but because of common cathode with triode it’s unlikely to be ever used at all. Available for sale.

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