Thursday 16 May 2013

For Sale - Mullard UC92 Vintage Valves - £3.99

On offer is a single new old stock Mullard UC92 valve. Priced at just £5 to clear. This is what The National Valve Museum has to say about the UC92...
The UC92 is a triode that is designed for oscillator or mixer use in AM/FM broadcast receivers. The UC92 is directly heated and for its intended use hum pick-up is not an issue. The anode cavity has a front to back dimension of less than 2 mm. The 8.5 mA anode rating was designed for low noise amplification at the expense of increased dissipation. The thin glass tube envelope is 18 mm in diameter, and excluding the B7G base pins is 45 mm tall.

Vintage Valves - Mullard UC92
 Vintage Valves - Mullard UC92

So why go for old tubes?

Old tubes were made so well that they last much longer than current production tubes. Preamp tubes have been known to last around 30 years, or around 20,000 hours. That's practically a lifetime for a tube amp.

In most cases, vintage tubes sound better than their modern counterparts. The quality in manufacture of these tubes has a large effect on the sound, particularly in preamp valves. You really have to try some vintage tubes instead of modern production ones to experience just how better they sound, they make your amp come to life. The more gain your amp uses the less noticeable this effect may be, as in some high gain amps, transistors or diodes are used to get more gain instead of tubes, so the tubes will be less important.

Get them while you can - since these tubes are obviously no longer being made, once they're gone they're gone - and prices are always going up.
Priced at just £3.99 to clear it is perfect for vintage valve guitar amplifiers and radio restoration. If you have any questions, just ask.

Delivery within the UK is £3.99, I can send to Europe and Worldwide too; but please ask for a quote first, as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Items will be sent in a foam padded box to ensure safe delivery intact.


01/01/17 - Just 2 left in stock


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