Sovtek EL84M


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Balanced and clean. Good for guitarists, great for high-end audio.

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Sovtek EL84M

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The Sovtek EL84M is a rugged military issue EL84/6BQ5 that can withstand higher plate current than any current production EL84, and is a suitable replacement for the 7189. The Sovtek EL84M has a clean sound, and nice balance. Good if guitar players want an alternative from the warm distortion. Great for hifi applications. Very smooth sounding and tons of headroom.

Customer Reviews

Vox AC30c2/x retube Review by Frank

New tubes for my AC30 C2/X arrived on Wednesday. Installed and spent
Wednesday afternoon and evening, and lots of time yesterday with the

Your recommendation for me to use Sovtek EL84Ms, V1 = Mullard 12AX7 CV4004,
V2= Ruby 12AX7 7025SS HG, and V3= Mullard 12AX7 long plate is a HUGE
improvement compared to the JJs that I had in the amp, and far superior to
the OEM tubes.

As we discussed, I use my AC30 C2/X primarily for early British invasion
stuff, and your tubes certainly deliver that tone.

During my research to discover what tubes to use for the early "Beatles"
tone, I found that on forums the answers are all over the map, and mostly
did not make any sense at all. I know there are other players like myself
that look for the early Brit invasion sound from their late model AC30s -
maybe you should think of offering this as a tube set as the answer.

I'd like to mention, that to get that sound, guitars should be plugged into
the LOW input - especially for Casino's, Rickenbackers, and Gretsch's.

I am very pleased and excited with the tone, and I thank you!


Frank B.
Ormond By The Sea, FL
(Posted on 9/4/15)
HH Scott Stereo Master 299A Review by Jason
Thanks Doug these were the perfect tubes for use in my vintage HH Scott Stereo Master 299A. I can't stop listening!!!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 4/17/14)
Mesa Boogie Rocket 440 retube(Sovtek EL84M/ your 4 x 12AX7 tone kit) Review by Sean
Doug, you are a genius. Installed my tubes yesterday and now my Mesa Boogie is a completely different beast! First, the hiss I’ve been getting is gone and secondly, the crunch growls when I kick it in and the clean channel is just awesome sounding. I don’t think my amp has ever sounded so good!

Thank you very much Doug for responding to so many emails from me with ridiculous questions. I will post this outcome on the Boogie Board, so hopefully more of us Mesa Boogie owners will go to you for their tube needs!

Sean (Posted on 5/15/12)

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