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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year!


Another year comes to it's end.

It is time to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023.

In terms of amplifiers built, this was the year of the 300B since most amps used it as output tube.

And Deutsche Elektronenröhren Manufaktur GmbH introduced the 4th ELROG 300B variant.

And two new versions of ELROG 801A which are used as driver in all those 300B amps.

Maybe it is time that the 300B finally get's it's spot in the Tube of the Month series.

Speaking of the Tube of the Month series, this months post was number 144. I am about to run out of tubes which I can present.

So here is a shout out to all who like to see more tubes shown in detail: If you have any interesting tubes which would be worthwhile to show as tube of the month, please drop me an email. I am looking for people who can lend me tubes for taking fotos. The tubes will of course be returned promptly and unharmed. I am especially looking for some European types. For example ECC81/82/83/85, EL34, PX4, PX25, C3g, etc.

The soldering iron will not see much rest in 2023 since new projects are already in progress.

Like this 10Y line stage which is almost complete and needs to undergo testing before being shipped.

It will be equipped with TM801A tubes and of course will be used to drive a set of 300B monos.

Which are going through final assembly in January.

But other tubes will also be used and there is a new project in the pipe with two 6CB5A triode wired in parallel single ended configuration.

This will be a new development offering more than 10W per channel without using transmitting tubes like 211 or 845.

I am planning to start a few more new developments with less common tubes.

Also expect some exciting new ELROG tube types to be released.

Many thanks to all of you for a great year 2022.

I wish your families and yourselves

Frohes neues Jahr
Happy New Year
Bonne Année
Feliz año nuevo


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