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For Sale: *PRICE DROP* Mullard Blackburn Tubes For Sale

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For Sale:
*PRICE DROP* Mullard Blackburn Tubes For Sale

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Mullard Blackburn ecc88 (Labeled IEC)

Codes: B9L5 / B9J3 (1969)

Price: $85  $65 + shipping

Notes: Less than 10 hours of use. Tested at 12/11 & 12/11 (new = 13)

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(SOLD) Mullard Blackburn Gold Pin 6922 / e88cc (Labeled for GE)

Codes: B9F5 / Matching (1969)

Price: $160  $150 + shipping

Notes: Less than 50 hours use. Tested at 93/92 & 94/95 (New = 100)

 

 

These Mullards from the Blackburn Plant are getting quite difficult to locate. I find them to have buttery smooth midrange. I have another pair so I am selling these. 

 

From Audiogon user: "I wish I had discovered Mullard Blackburn tubes when I owned my FS Presence Deluxe II. While I owned the FS, I used several tubes (PQ, SQ, CCa, White Label, Orange label...if they made it, I tried it) from Siemens, Amperex and Phillips. None had the magic and sweetness of the Mullard Blackburn tubes as I subsequently discovered while using another preamp."


Edited by lekoross - 7/7/15 at 9:33am
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Is this 2 different pairs?

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Yes, two different pairs for sale.
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Sorry for the noob question, but outside the gold pins, what is the difference between the 2?

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No, my man. It's a great question. I had the same questions when I started rolling tubes, so ask whatever you'd like. This forum is so that we can learn.The e88cc (the European designation of the U.S. 6922) has premium features such as low noise, low microphonics, and usually a longer lifespan. It is a step up from the ecc88. A great resource is www.audiotubes.com. This is Brent Jessee's website, and he has an entire section on the various versions of the 6DJ8 tubes. He's been selling tubes for decades.

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No, my man. It's a great question. I had the same questions when I started rolling tubes, so ask whatever you'd like. This forum is so that we can learn.The e88cc (the European designation of the U.S. 6922) has premium features such as low noise, low microphonics, and usually a longer lifespan. It is a step up from the ecc88. A great resource is www.audiotubes.com. This is Brent Jessee's website, and he has an entire section on the various versions of the 6DJ8 tubes. He's been selling tubes for decades.


I see! Thanks for the info! I am looking into a backup pair of Blackburns so trying to figure out which one to get.

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Sure, no problem. I would definitely recommend the e88cc's then. More expensive initially, but lasts longer and over the course of the tube's life you're really talking pennies. Plus, the triodes are more closely matched. They sound phenomenal - liquid smooth midrange and good bass without sacrificing the highs.
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