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Matsushita 7316 (Premium 12AU7)

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SKU: Mat-7316
USD $‎59.95
The Matsushita 7316 tube is a rare 12AU7 tube version. The 7316 tube is considered by many to be one of the best sounding 12AU7 Tube Types ever made. We have a small NOS batch, that were originally provided for the avionics industry. They are in original boxes with the industrial codes printing. The part number code on the boxes is 5960-00-752-6175. They are marked as produced in the UK for General Electric, but there is little doubt they were made in Japan's Matsushita factory as they do not have the factory codes labeled on the bottle that we'd expect from European made tubes.

This tube is a premium replacement for all 12AU7, ECC82, 5814, and 6189 tube types.

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Warranty Period: 3 months

All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)

If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:

- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.

Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.

We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.

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Spectacular Range


First off, I have to say this tube has spectacular width of sound, from the rumbly lows to the sparkly highs. It doesn't emphasize any particular region of sound, but walks a fine line between analytical and warm. Seems to be quite happy crashing through very complicated pieces with only a little blurriness. Clean sound down low and clean (not bright) highs. It is slightly lower gain than other preamp tubes in the same class, though. Not a bad thing unless your amp doesn't have enough drive to compensate.

Running this in an xDuoo TA-03 with Sennheiser HD700's.