Svetlana Winged C / EL34-SVETLANA WINGED C YEAR 1999-2000 MESA SELECT

EL34-SVETLANA WINGED C YEAR 1999-2000 MESA SELECT Click on image(s) above to view larger
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Svetlana Electron Devices, St. Petersburg: The Svetlana winged C is a major Russian power-tube manufacturer. Formerly a part of the huge Svetlana collective factory. The valves that we stock under the Svetlana/winged C are the original items made by the JSC Svetlana Company that owns and operates the Svetlana factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. This factory has a long history of making valves and transmitting valves .In fact have been making vacuum tubes for over 100 years. These valves have constantly topped not only our own valve reviews but also in audio and guitar reviews the world over. They offer some of the best sounding types available today.
Mesa Select for use in Mesa Boogies


This valve is specially selected to run in Mesa Boogies fixed bias arrangement and will work in all Boogie that use EL34 or in the amplifiers with Simul-Class in the correct sockets.

These are the Original Svetlana EL34 as made by JSC Svetlana in the Russia Svetlana plant.

These valves were manufactured between 1999 and 2000 and have the original logo with the production date on the valve. They also come in the original Svetlana Box with the winged C emblem on the carton.

These were made before the trademark dispute reared its head and these are classic Svetlana winged C item made at the heyday of its production.
These are 100 % original as I bought them at the time and they are from our long term store. The construction of these items use a laminated alloy used for the plate construction which helps heat transfer under overload conditions.

The Svetlana factory is now sadly closed and all of the genuine Svetlana products have reached new old stock status, not because they are old but simply as this is the best sounding EL34 that is available.
New old stock status as it will hold up in sound terms against the best. In all the guitar and Audio test reports I have conducted over 20 years this valve is only beaten by the Mullard EL34 and the double gettered original Tesla EL34.

In Audio terms it is clear fast and musical with the correct balance and dynamics. In guitar amps, the Svetlana EL34 has a bold and dynamic sound and when overdriven sounds smooth and responsive.

Marshall, the biggest user of EL34 in the world used this valve up until supplies stopped. They could have bought cheaper valves. They did not as they knew you simply could not buy a better EL34.
In the picture I have shown the original Svetlana product and the non-original reflector item which is sold overseas (the picture shows original winged c EL34 with factory trade mark C logo and the copy Svetlana R. Notice the crimp holes on the reflector made Svet R. The original does not have these crimp holes as the originals have a welded plate.)

These 1999-2000 original Svetlana have the S logo as this was the worldwide trademark of the factory back in 1999-2000.
We burn in and dual match these on anode current and transconductance output gain.
So if you believe that the earlier production Svetlana’s are the best then here is your chance to stock up as once these are gone we cannot supply any more. Available in dual matched pairs and quads

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