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  1. This is a very rare version of GE’s 5814 tubes. It looks like it was produced during a transitionary period between 1952 and 1953. Before that, all 5814 tubes had carbon plates. After and during 1953, GE started to make 5814 tubes with triple mica and shiny black plates. This tube also has a stamp 84V on the glass as well as on the box, which I’m still trying to figure out – can’t find any info on that – some sort of selected tube.

    Sound-wise, the tube is identical to the carbon plates 5814, which is a superb sounding 5814 and was produced first by Ken-Rad and later by GE.

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