Sensibly equivalent¶ to:
6CA7 CV1741 KT77
The Mullard EL34 is a much loved audio power valve with an anode dissipation of 25 Watts. The EL34 was the 1952 successor to the very successful EL37 and both share a high value of mutual conductance 11.0 mA/V. The EL37 was of pinch construction whereas for the EL34 Mullard used the pressed glass foot construction employed on the B9A and B7G miniature valves for this IO based device.
The yellow paint means that this was made in 1969 or 1975, probably the latter and the valve is in new condition.
The definitive circuits for these valves was given by Mullard's own design labs in the publication Circuits for Audio Amplifiers.
Through the end wall of the anode the three wire grids can be glimpsed.
The wide glass tube envelope is 32 mm in diameter and excluding IO base pins the valve is 91 mm high.
References: Datasheet & 1040. Type EL34 was first introduced in 1954.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
PDF scanned from an original document held by the museum
Updated January 12, 2016. shape:wide.glass.tube construction:glass.foot type:pentode age:1950.1960 base:io heater:6.3v pins:8 pin:1.g3 pin:2.h pin:3.a pin:4.g2 pin:5.g1 pin:6.nc pin:7.h pin:8.k