Tungsram ECC82 / 12AU7
The Tungsram ECC82 / 12AU7 tube is very neutral/natural sounding, it has a extended top end and tight bass. Overall very good tonal balance and clarity.
Other NOS Treasures12AU7 Tube Types
Additional Information and Downloads
Tube Matching Information:
Matched Sections Service
Warranty Information and Return PolicyWarranty 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.
These guidelines may be updated without notice.
Ratings & Reviews
I replaced these tubes in my Atma-Sphere Music Preamplifier 3 (MP-3) and I couldn't believe how different than original (made in China, no brand name) these tubes sounded. The sound described on these pages as neutral is very true. These tubes have very linear and not "tubey" , more like solid state sound with clarity in all frequency spectrum. The bass is very tight and a little dry sounding but this complements soft and bloomy bass (read bloomy and heavy) recordings.
Update: My comment from 6/5/14 about the a little dry bass was based on the wrong assumption as my speakers placement was far beyond optimal due to furniture rearrangement and the tubes needed few days to settle.. Now the bass is tight and extended with no hint of dryness.
Detailed and accurate
by Robert -
Tungsram made great tubes.
Wonderful vocals and airy top end without being analytical beautiful bass.