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post #1 of 102
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I am trying to identify the various types the ECC32 were made and user feedback when used instead of the 6SN7.

They are not equivalent to the 6SN7 as they draw more current, so please be careful, check with the amp maker before you try them.

This list may be inaccurate and incomplete, please share your info.

Photos will follow.

 

 

Getter Types
1.Solid Cap
 
ECC32 EXCELLENT MATCHED PAIR TUBES MULLARD AUDIOPHILE-8.tiff
 
2.Flat Strip
 
ECC32 EXCELLENT MATCHED PAIR TUBES MULLARD AUDIOPHILE-4.tiff
 
3.Wire
 
Mullard ECC32 NOS NIB Matched Pair Of Vacuum Tubes-3.tiff
 
4.Pan
 
ECC32 MULLARD BLACK PLATE BASE PAN GET VALVE TUBE NOS 1-3.JPG
 
 
 
 
Base Types
1.Black
 
ECC32 MULLARD BLACK PLATE BASE PAN GET VALVE TUBE NOS 1-1 fixed.jpg
 
2.Brown
 
Mullard ECC32 NOS NIB Matched Pair Of Vacuum Tubes-1.tiff
 
 
Glass Colour
1.Half Black
2.Full Black
ECC32 Mullard 6SN7GT B65 pair test 100% suit Leak 12.1-1.jpg
3.Semi Transparent
 
Plate Types
1.Short
2.Long
 
Top Mica Types
1.Circular
 
Vacuum Tube Awesome Mullard Audio NOS ECC32 super 6SN7-5.tiff
 
2.Circular with 2 Side Supports
 
ECC32 EXCELLENT MATCHED PAIR TUBES MULLARD AUDIOPHILE-6.tiff
 
 
Brands
 
6202
 
ECC32 6202 NEW OLD STOCK-1.tiff
 
Adzam
 
Adzam ECC32.tiff
 
Bentley Instruments
 
Bentley Instruments ECC32-1.JPG
 
Chelmer
 
BLACK BASE:GRAY PLATES with
 
Mullard
 
Mullard ECC32 NOS NIB Matched Pair Of Vacuum Tubes-1.tiff
 

Edited by rosgr63 - 6/13/11 at 5:55am
post #2 of 102

Nice list. I been searching the internet for info on these. The funny thing is, as popular as they are, there is very little info on them. What is the sound signature? Are they tuby sounding or more ss? I did find out they can be mislabled as ecc33, There shape is a dead give away though since there isnt another octal that has that shape.

post #3 of 102
Thread Starter 

Thanks Kingstyles, I will add a section on different brands they were sold under.

post #4 of 102

Great looking tubes, I am "lucky" guy I dont own SP amp, I am sure they sound as the best out there.

post #5 of 102
Thread Starter 

There is a fourth type of getter, the Pan getter.

This is a rare type used by the first Mullard ECC32s produced.

Photo added.

post #6 of 102
Thread Starter 

Black & Brown Base photos added

post #7 of 102
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Brand Images added

post #8 of 102

Such wonderful sounding tubes.  Some people bag on them because they aren't really a 6SN7 at all, but where they can be used, I have always thought they sounded killer.

 

In my RSA Stealth:

 

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post #9 of 102
Thread Starter 

Great photo skylab.

To me they sound wonderful on my SP Extreme and the Balancing Act.

I am now trying to find out how different getters sound, and to my great surprise there is some.

post #10 of 102

Is it possible used these with the Balancing Act? The Balancing Act use the 6SN7 and the ECC32 is electrically different than the 6SN7 . Have you a special version of the Balancing Act?

post #11 of 102
Thread Starter 

I have a standard BA.

I believe that the 1st run cannot use ECC32's.

Best check with Craig for suitability. 

post #12 of 102

Here are my recently acquired Mullard ECC32 in my Woo Audio WA5-LE. The sound is just magically natural with this tubes.

 

 

 

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CIMG1791.JPG

 

 

 
 
 

Edited by musicman59 - 3/20/11 at 12:09pm
post #13 of 102

Congrats on your amp and your nice set of tubes. Do you find the sound tubey with the 300b/ecc32 combo?

post #14 of 102

I guess it is all relative. Compared to the Zana Duex and Raptor it does not sound as tubby. They way I classify it is more natural. It still has a smooth midrange and great lower body with exquisite highs but not a tubby as those other two.

post #15 of 102
Little hint - anyone looking for a pair of these might want to check the FS forums here wink.gif
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