Class, Va, Vg2, Vg1, Ia, Ig2, Ra, S, Rk, Zout, Pout, THD. Triode, , , , 62,, A S/E pentode, , , -7, 36, 6, 48,, 10, , 5,, , ECL86 Datasheet PDF Download – Triode Pentode, ECL86 data sheet. I’m doing some research for a small ECL86/6GW8 build (basically a Magnatone M2/M4 sans vibrato/reverb). In reading the datasheet.

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No burn marked or anything of the like, shiny looking plates and pins etc GordonWDec 1, The only change that might have to be done, may be the cathode bias resistor value I’ve attached data sheets for both tubes. My main system is solid state and it takes the high-hour load of movies and background music during gatherings etc Tom BavisDec 1, One of my favorite old guitar amps has an obscure set but over time Ive scrounged Four full NOS sets. My Telefunken Princess Radio uses 2 of these for output.

This could really help some us with amps that use rcl86 tubes if it would work. Substituting 6BM8s for 6GW8s has been done, in some jukebox and organ amp retro-fits.

6GW8 substitute tube 6BM8?

I counted over 30 available on US Ebay right now. No, create an account now. Discussion in ‘ Tube Audio ‘ started by rajuncajunNov 30, Well sure I guess because alot of european radios used them ec86 may be a following.


And, we often will find an “Update” to our collection. At which point I’ll see if I can find 4 that match out of my spares. Once you go Telefunken, Valvo, or Mullard you’ll never go back. Thanks for wcl86 advice! I can sure relate to the feeling of hard to find tubes though. I thought that was a decent price for NOS Telefunkens. Looks like the only sub for the 6BM8, is the 6HC8. Yes, my password datasheef But I guess that comes with the territory when you’re talking about vintage tube stuff.

You’re right about not going through a lot of output tubes though.

It’s just annoying to know that there’s a finite supply of a given tube out there. From what I hear they usually last a couple thousand hours or more, which would take me years dataasheet rack up. Your name or email address: You must log in or sign up to reply here.

Well, in all honesty a have a couple of backup sets of used but good 6GW8’s, but I figured if it was possible to switch over to a current production tube why not? They’ll swim by one by one.


TDSL Tube data [ECL86]

Do you already have an account? Share This Page Tweet. I haven’t tested them yet and probably won’t until I need them. GordonWDec 3, I dont think its to the point of scrounging subs though.

I just perused a quad of early NOS Phillips there. Some will claim that you lose just a tad of power, but probably not anything significant Very nice people to deal with, honest, quick and reasonably priced.

6GW8 substitute tube 6BM8? | Audiokarma Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

Id say buy enough to last your lifetime, maybe sets and forget about it. Since it was more popular in Europe, the best place to look would be the Bay or ecl886 one of the Eurobay sites.

Let’s face it, we love to rotate our stuff, don’t you too? I see that the 6BM8 is a very similar tube with different pinout. Also, I suspect that we collectors will not be wearing out a set of output tubes in our lifetime.

Why do you need to sub?

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