Boonton 102A/Type 45 Black Plates Posted on February 11, 2014 by tubemaze (3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)Loading...No reviews found on the web. Read our reviews.Share this post:
Very rare tube and not well known. What adds to confusion is that there is also Western Electric 102A tube – which is completely different. This is special selected type 45 tube that was used on Boonton’s Q meters. Very little information is available about it.
Sound wise, it’s very similar to the sound of regular type 45 tubes – warm, transparent & relaxed. Not as good as Globe type, but one of the best ST types. Definitely worth hunting down.