ECC82 Mullard, red tip selection, Philips reference tube, 1962, NOS specs v126



  • Superior sonics  
  • Mullard Blackburn production
  • Balanced systems
  • NOS specs
  • Early Gf1 version

1 in stock


Mullard Blackburn UK production !

This is a ECC82 produced by Mullard in1962 in Blackburn UK (version Gf1). The tube has a ring getter on ‘copper’ post and ribbed grey plates, see pictures. The tube is a red tip special quality selection and is used as a reference tube by Philips Netherlands; see sand blast code!  Very healthy tube with NOS specs! Tube with matching systems; see test results.


The early Mullardt ECC82 is highly regarded; delivers a warm open holographic sound stage with transparency. I refer to the many threads on the web for more information. Excellent preamp valve, low noise, very smooth extended highs, very good in phono stages. Balanced and smooth sounding, recommended!

Note: if your system is “warm sounding’ or to “warm” already, this tube is not a first choice. ECC82 tubes of Philips, Valvo, Siemens or Telefunken are to be considered in that situation. 

Test method & results

The tubes have been tested carefully with the official Telefunken test set-up and our sophisticated test equipment. Please read our testmethod for the ECC82 tube family. The measurement data below show that the tubes balanced. And fulfills the factory specs of a new/NOS tube.

Valve 1


Ia (plate current):

Transconductance (Gm):

Gas test, Shorts test:

9,9 / 10,0  mA    

2,0 /2,1 mA/V


=  NOS / NOS

=  NOS / NOS


(Telefunken factory specification see test page)

Short description

Tube type ECC82
Quantity of Tubes One tube
Brand Philips Miniwatt
Manufactured in Blackburn UK
Dates 1962  (Gf1 B 2E2)
Construction Ribbed grey plates 
Getter Construction Halo getter on ‘copper‘ post
Print Condition Nice; see pictures
Box included Generic Philips Miniwatt box
Equivalent tubes:  12AU7, ECC802S, CV4003, 12AU7A
General test results  NOS 
Please study photos carefully; what you see is what you get!
Please read our test and shipping policy before buying !


Additional information

Weight 5 g