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Amperex Bugle Boy 12AX7 / ECC83 - matched pair, phono grade

Price: $229.00
Item Number: 982
Manufacturer: Amperex

The 1961 Amperex Bugle Boy 12AX7 / ECC83 tubes in this precisely matched pair have gray plates and large halo getters (I65 series). The white print has the Bugle Boy label (partial). T
he Heerlen, Holland factory codes and matching date codes are etched in the glass.

These tubes test as new with balanced sections.
They are precisely matched for both current draw (mA) and transconductance (Gm). They have been screened for gas, heater-cathode leakage, shorts, and excessive noise and microphonics on each triode section. They were tested at typical operating voltages on a laboratory grade Amplitrex AT1000 (manual setting, fixed bias mode). Learn more about our testing process here.
Noise and microphonics

These tubes test as “phono/V1 grade”—the quietest range for noise and microphonics—on our custom noise testing equipment. They are an excellent choice for sensitive applications such as microphone preamps, DA converters, and phono stages.


These tubes are sold as a matched pair.
They ship in new white boxes with test results for each triode section. Photo is of the actual tubes. Singles, when available, are listed as Item 561.
TC Tubes specializes in precision testing and matching of vintage and new production vacuum tubes for guitar & bass players, audiophiles, and DIY tube audio enthusiasts. Our website features secure payment options and fast, convenient shipping around the world.

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