Mullard 12ax7/CV4004 Short Plates Russia Posted on February 28, 2014 by tubemaze (63 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)Loading...New reviews found on the web. Read out reviews.Share this post:
New Sensor just released a new 12ax7 tube – They called it Mullard CV4004/12ax7. Compared to the original Mullard reissue 12ax7 tube, this one has short plates.
From New Sensor:
“CV4004/12AX7 Mullard is a high gain, low noise valve with a short plate structure for reduced microphonics. Excellent for use in high gain Marshall pre-amplifier circuits where noise and microphonics can be a problem. ”
New Sensor is promoting this as a great tube for guitar gear and long plates version for hi-fi.
Our initial tests showed that the tubes have a similar sound to long plates versions – very nice and warm. Very low noise in the range of -83-86 dB, where long plate version is much noisier and has to be screened carefully. But that comes at a price of gain. Long plates version usually has a gain of 95-105, where these tubes measure around 90-94. Very low microphonics – the tube is dead quiet.
We will continue using and testing the tubes and will provide more information.
I ordered a pair and will post my impression after they settle in. I have a pair of the old Groove Tube 12AX7-M and Blackburn Mullard’s too.