EL34B-STR TAD PREMIUM Tube/Valve
Sensational new high-gain (Gm) EL34 tube with very dynamic tone. Extra strong mil. grade construction with gold plate grid. Perfect for High-End HiFi and best choice for all Marshall®, Hiwatt®, Orange® etc. to achieve that big tone they became famous for. Very close to the legendary UK made Mullard EL34.
The TAD EL34B-STR can replace any 6CA7 or KT77.
Luis Santos (5/5)
It is most probably the best sounding production EL34 tube for Marshall Amplifiers your money can buy.
The matched pair fitted as a glove in my JCM800 2205
Németh János (5/5)
I almost forgot that Jadis Orchestra and it was made in Hungary. Thank you TAD.
Németh János (5/5)
Super fast deliverys. Do not be afraid of the sound after the first must be a minimum of 2 hours after starting to get to him. Not to mention that when I went for a day. It's getting better, good mindenhol.Super tube at a good price.
So after all the raving and praise I'd read online about SED Winged C EL34's, the 'Holy Grail' of EL34's, I just had to have some. Apparently they were going to make my amp blast off into the outer rings of Saturn and beam back transmissions, proving life on other planets, tone-wise.
No. Such. Luck. The SED's sound like dog farts compared to these large bottle/plate TAD's.
When I installed the SED's there was a very noticeable drop in bass and low mids, and the upper mids and highs were pushed. But not in a good way, sorta 'noisy'. And when I turned the master volume up the top end gain became 'fizzy'. They were just plain crappy in comparison to these TAD EL34's.
If you ever get the chance, hold an SED Winged-C EL34 and one of these TAD's side by side and you'll see how much bigger everything on these TAD's are. Bottles, plates, getter, etc...all bigger. And then install them in your amp and you'll hear an immediate increase in volume, and just an overall bolder tone. Still crisp and clear on the top end, nice smooth mids, but no fizz, and a bunch more bottom. I'm a believer in these EL34B-STR's! Even if they are MIC! (Are they?...lol)
Mark Thatcher (5/5)
Thanks so much to the team at Tube Amp Doctor for sorting me out a matched pair of these tubes. One of the old ones was leaking and over-heating. The new set matched perfectly - and the sound, if anything is even tighter and a little more mellow - just that great valve amp sound.
What was as impressive was the great comms from the team, the fast despatch, accurate tracking information and very reasonable pricing. I have already mentioned Tube Amp Doctor to many colleagues as I think you guys are superb!