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EL91

Sensibly equivalent to:
16A 6AM5 6P17 7D9 CV136 N144 N77 V887
See also:
Push-Pull EL91 Amplifier - A Valve Amplifier for the Study
    
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The EL91 is an audio output pentode valve for radio receiver use. In single ended configuration it will produce 1.4 Watts, enough for a receiver.
If used in push pull an output of 4 Watts is possible, but this valve was not expected to be used for hi-fi, however, it performs the task of quality music reproduction very well and when used as a stereo push-pull amplifier it compares favourable with a Quad 33-303 combination for small room use.
The two inner grids are wound on copper supports for good heat transference.
This valve was new old stock (NOS) and the box is delightful.
The thin glass tube envelope is 18 mm in diameter and excluding the B7G base pins, is 47 mm long.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type EL91 was first introduced in 1949.

 

Pin Connections
B7G
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
g1
k
h
h
a
ic
g2

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Pentode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
Pout
6.3
0.2
250
250
-13.8
16
2.4
130k
2.6
1.4W
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated October 03, 2019.
shape:thin.glass.tube construction:all.glass type:pentode age:1950.1960 base:b7g heater:6.3v pins:7 pin:1.g1 pin:2.k pin:3.h pin:4.h pin:5.a pin:6.ic pin:7.g2
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