12AU7 Amperex / Philips / Philips Miniwatt Holland PHILIPS ECC82 – 12AU7 – PHILIPS ECC82 – 12AU7PHILIPS ECC82 – 12AU7 – MATCHED PAIR – PHILIPS ECC82 – 12AU7 (labelled IEC) lively midrange. ECC82 Philips 12AU7 Mullard Blackburn. Made in England, Gf2 B0B3 codes, ECC82_12AU7_Philips. Ribbed plates, ring getter halo, one side hole.

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Prices listed below for “matched pair” tubes are Gm matching only, and there is no additional charge for Gm matched pairs. The USA Amperex factory tubes have a bit more detail and analytical focus while the Holland tubes are sweeter, both have great air and space.

GE tubes are evenly balanced and nicely flat in pjilips response.

Philips ECC82 (12AU7) NOS Holland Tubes for Sale

The early RCA version philjps ribbed flat black plates with a top getter and a white label. All are pre vintage and all will sound better than any of the trash being made today.

Critical use in hospital or aerospace test equipment demanded tubes with super low noise, and tightly controlled output, and these beauties deliver! The older philpis of these tubes are usually blackplate with the extra “triple mica” spacer at the top.


Grey plates, like the famed military tubes but with the early D shape square getter. Worth seeking out as these may be the first out-of-production classic European tube to go ecc882 extinct over the next dozen years or so. I am listening to the 12AU7 Mazda triple mica.

Previous Page Next Page Home. Good supply now, but when they are gone Older versions have a third mica spacer near the top. Never as plentiful as other types, this tube is rather scarce today.

Tube Classics – Philips Audio Tubes

All have the Mullard label and ecv82. Blackplate s vintage sweetness that must be heard to be believed at this price. I use it as a single preamp tube in an headphone amplifier.

The plates are a dull silvery color, looking almost like pewter or lead. New Old Stock white box. Punchy, lively, wide soundstage, and just the right touch of tube warmth.


Very nice pairs of rare Amperex label tubes that will work wherever a 12AU7 tube is called for! These are ecf82 early type with the longer plates, they sound fantastic! Simply an amazing tube. These are very rare in the USA.


All this with only around 12 hours on the tubes. These have the distinct European vintage flavor, and a phono-grade low noise floor, that a modern tube just cannot capture!


This is the first time I’ve “rolled” phliips, and I’m not sure what degree of improvement I expected, but this upgrade is amazing. We’re never doing anything intentionally and will always work out any situation.

The RCA are drop dead beautiful in guitar amps, even the lower priced greyplate and longplate versions.

New Old Stock original box and White Box. These “cleartops” are currently the hottest selling 12AU7, and are still a great buy at current prices. Usually sold at bargain prices because of the re-branded label, the RCA cleartop and Raytheon blackplate versions are a great efc82 Like the famed CV but with more layers of detail and more delicate.

Some say these are the best 12AU7 ever, and these have been carefully factory noise tested. Watch this tube, as it is plentiful now and prices are low. These are labelled “Electronics for Medicine” and have the snakes logo of the medical profession. Probably one of the top three rarest and finest 12AU7 tubes ever made.

New Old Stock White Box and original box.

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