Sensibly equivalent¶ to:
The MKT4 was a beam tetrode version of the earlier (1932) MPT4 output pentode and was intended as a plug-in replacement, production of the MPT4 being discontinued.
The main image shows the etched lozenge with the MKT4 designation in the centre. This is typical M-OV.
The beam tetrode version gave slightly more output power than the pentode but with significantly lower distortion. Whether its performance was any better than that of Mazda's landmark (1930) AC/Pen is open to question!
As the MKT4 was a plug-in replacement for the MPT4 pentode, the B5 base and side contact for the screen grid was the required configuration. Most MKT4's made were to this pattern. Later M-OV fitted the valve with a B7 base. Looking at the MKT4/7 one can see that the electrode assembly remained unaltered, just the base changed.
In single ended audio configuration would provide an adequate 2.5 Watts.
The Osram and BVA logo's on the base.
The classic envelope is 44 mm in diameter, and excluding the B5 base pins, is 103 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1043. Type MKT4/5 was first introduced in 1937.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated May 10, 2016. shape:classic construction:pinch type:beam.tetrode age:1930.1940 base:b5 heater:4.0v pins:5 pin:1.a pin:2.g1 pin:3.h pin:4.h pin:5.k pin:tc.g2