24K Gold Pin 6S45P-E (WE437 6C45P 6C45Pi)

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Offline JamieMcC

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on: May 11, 2015, 01:09:03 PM
A friend put me on to these 24K Gold Pin 6S45P-E they look interesting does anyone have any info on them?

NOS matched GOLD pin 6S45P-E audiophile tube (WE437 6C45P 6C45Pi)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-pcs-NOS-matched-GOLD-pin-6S45P-E-audiophile-tube-WE437-6C45P-6C45Pi-/111667391724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ffe52cec

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5OVgxNjAw/z/qIwAAOSwBahVT7ui/$_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5OVgxNjAw/z/CpsAAOSw6BtVT7us/$_57.JPG)





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Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 01:30:30 PM
There are quality designators on at least some Russian tube types. the -E means extended service life. -B is the thing we really want to see as audiophools, as it means low noise. So -EB is usually the grail tube of a given kind, also -EV and -DR. Don't know if there are 6C45pi-EBs, etc. -EH is not the same designator AFAIK, pretty sure it simply indicates that Electro Harmonix is selling it.

Gold pins often just means that someone has a plating set, unless it is a tube that has some historical precedent like an Amperex gold pin 7308.

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Offline swich401

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Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 05:09:25 PM
Those look precisely like Reflector 6C45 tubes that have had their pins gold plated. I can take a picture of my Electro Harmonix 6C45 gold pin tubes if you'd like, they have some noticeable distinctions.



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Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 09:56:47 PM
Thanks for the info on the letter designation that's sure to come in handy in the future

I have found some pics of the EH gold pin online thanks.

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