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SE84CW
04/26/12 at 18:55:43
 
Hi all, my first post here.
I have just bought a little SE84CW dating from 2003.
There is not much info on this particular model, what sets it apart from the standard 'C' model?
It came with a pair of EL84 tubes, and a single SV-83, which I would like to find a replacement pair to compare.
Can I fit the standard regulator tubes listed on the current models web-site like the 274B without modification?

Thanks, Rob  :)
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Re: SE84CW
Reply #1 - 04/26/12 at 19:12:12
 
Welcome! I'm not sure about the 274B. . . that may be a bit too much for that circuit, but then again, perhaps not.

I'm not sure what the "W" stood for. . . "World voltage" perhaps? I have a "Rev. A" amp and had a "CS" (Select) and I know you are in for some great listening. I preferred the sound of SV83s to EL84. . . they were clearer, sunnier, though less "warm". . . I recommend getting a pair of SV83s so you can compare and contrast.
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Reply #2 - 04/26/12 at 19:16:03
 
Thanks, I guessed it may be a 230v version reference.

The only thing is SV83 tubes are not that common over here in the UK  :(
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Re: SE84CW
Reply #3 - 04/26/12 at 19:40:47
 
Not that common in the USA either in comparison to the classic audio tube tyes. A quick look on UK ebay showed that there are options though:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=SV83&_sacat=S...
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Reply #4 - 04/27/12 at 08:18:30
 
Thanks, I also found I had Mullard E88CC input tube, which I stuck in place of the Golden Dragon ECC88, I actually prefer the ECC88, seems a bit more direct and open, where the Mullard is a little too smooth. I think for higher volumes the Mullard would be a good choice.
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Re: SE84CW
Reply #5 - 04/30/12 at 05:59:35
 
Those SV83's are the ones I tried out at first, but they're not that good.
[cheap though]. I bought a batch of Svetlana's here on the forum; the ones with the big logo, and they sound a lot better.
I also prefer the sound of the SV83 over the EL84's ; more speed and neutral sounding in my install.
Great amp you've got, now find the perfect match of tubes that suit your install and you'll stop looking for something else... Wink
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Re: SE84CW
Reply #6 - 04/30/12 at 08:06:33
 
I have found some 6P15P-EV from a local supplier (imported from Russia) which will be good to try.
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