The TAD-tubeline - the Blackplates - show a top performance because of a very stable thermical heat dissipation resulting in brilliant longevity. Tonally, you can expect a sweet breakup, warm and musical mids with an overall NOS-character, following and paying hommage to the legendary designs of the golden age of tube manufacturing.
Tested, selected and matched by TAD in Germany!
⦁ very detailed and defined tone
⦁ natural and relaxed sound characteristics
⦁ lively portrayal of voices
⦁ perfect for complex and three-dimensional sounds
⦁ consistent thermal operation
⦁ long tube-life because of stable heat dissipation
Due to its diameter of 22.5mm, the TAD EL84S-STR does not fit into older Marshall DSL401 and UK made VOX AC15 TBX amplifiers.
Q: When does a power tube become a Premium Selected power tube?
A: All power tubes labeled Premium Selected have passed the following tests:
- Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
- Low Noise Test
- Microphonic Test
- Sonic Tests
- Shock Tests
- Listening Tests
- Shorts & Leakage Tests