EF80


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


 6mA, -5V BIAS

Recommended operating point spectrum


4mA, -5V BIAS

Other operating points


5mA, -5V BIAS
4mA, -3.4V 
2.5mA, -3.4V BIAS

Traced plate curves


THD statistics


Comment


Very decent looking pentode, just don’t push it more than 6mA. Little microphonic and prone to oscillate if wiring is loose, but can be tamed easily. Sounds sweet with 2-3 red LED bias at ~3-4mA current. Available for sale.


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