Telefunken EL84 Posted on January 23, 2013 by tubemaze (35 votes, average: 3.89 out of 5)Loading...This is one of the main reasons I created the site. Incredibly famous tubes, but at the end of the day I couldn’t find reviews for the tubes just statements that it’s the best, so read on to learn more…Share this post:
Telefunken, Telefunken, Telefunken a lot of people talk about tubes created by this incredible company, but very few people can articulate strengths and weaknesses of their tubes. A lot of people claim that this tube is the best EL84, well… it depends. The tubes is a fantastic example of EL84, but… it performs absolutely wonderfully in a vintage tube gear (top frequency extension makes amps to open up); however, in the modern gear… it can make the system sound too thin and too bright. This tube is a perfect example of German engineering, superbly controlled, absolutely precise, incredibly neutral. If this is what you are looking for in your tube gear, this is it. On the other hand, it doesn’t come even close to lusciousness of Amperex or superb bass of 6p14p. So yes, the tubes is amazing in the right gear, but can be quite mediocre in new gear.