CV4003 / ECC82 types...

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#1 CV4003 / ECC82 types...

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Anyone here have experience of different types of ECC82, specifically why are the mil boxed versions (CV4003) by Brimar and Mullard so much more expensive than the standard Philips ECC82s...? Internally, they're supposed to be identical...
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#2 Re: CV4003 / ECC82 types...

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Mullard CV4003 have totally different construction with 'box plates' , copper grid posts and scalloped mica . Early Brimars had different contruction to ECC82 with short 14mm single anode support anodes . Later Brimar CV4003s , from memory , have the 17mm anodes and 1571 codes , which are the same codes as found on 13D5 and ECC82 so I suspect these may have been factory selected .

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Watford Valves says "special military long life version of ECC82"

I see what you mean about the prices bluddy hell :shock:

Couldn't find any Philips ones to compare only Mullard and Brimar

Must be supply & demand? The "supply" being while stocks last of course
 
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I'm currently using Sylvania JAN 6189 as the phase splitter in my power amp. They seem quite good, I have a pair of Mullard CV4003 in the drawer as I marginally prefer the sound of the 6189. They are a good bit cheaper than Mullards.

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I bought a few of these Mullard cv4003 about 10 years ago.
I had a friend who had contact with someone who used to buy MOD surplus by the container load from RAF Stafford.
This guy had bought a pallet load and my friend bought several 100 piece boxes for £100 a time.
My friend sold some on to me for £3 each, Iv'e not played about with audio for several years now and I've no idea how many I still have.
I remember I sent a pair to Paul Barker when he was collecting bits and bobs to send to Alex Kitek.
Am I being uncharitable when I say this guy accepted a load of freebies and then disappeared.
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Thanks for the replies guys - I had picked up a batch of these, ex-mod, from a retiring radio ham. They weren't a quid each (!) but only slightly more.

I cannot understand the price differential, however I have plans for them. When my workshop is back... :(
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