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Philips electronics components group was the name given to the products marketed in America after Philips bought the American valve manufacturer Sylvania in the early 1980ís. Sylvania was a major manufacturer of valves and Philips bought them to get the lucrative American Government and military contracts. These valves are of the highest military grade which offer outstanding performance and were all made in the USA.
The American made Philips ECG EL84 is one of the best sounding EL84 for guitar and audio use. The valve features the round cylindrical grey anode plate that was designed by Sylvania.

These 1980s production have two particular sound trademarks. The treble response is very clear and detailed giving this valve excellent treble clarity. These EL84 give a very large soundstage.
Sonically the midrange is very warm and open making this an excellent audio valve.

This valve also performs excellently in guitar amplifiers and really well in old VOX amps as it does give them a lot more top end definition and a warm musical tone.

The other added bonus in guitar applications is that this valve distorts later than the General Electric and RCA valves. They produce a warmer midrange giving a lovely clean sound which is close to the UK made Mullard.

When driven hard in a Vox and I mean hard with a treble booster or high gain pedal, the valves produce a really aggressive punchy sound giving music a real sparkle. I have not found an EL84 that has this tone and why this is one of my favourite EL84.These are a super upgrade for Vox or any amplifier that uses EL84 in the output stage.

We have these in dual matched pairs and quads only no single items.

These come in the original government box and are full JAN specification which means that they were made using only the highest grade components.



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