EAT, Golden Dragon, Electro-Harmonix, Philips Tubes on TNT-Audio

Monday, September 22, 2008

TNT-Audio has published a comparison test of various ECC88 vacuum tubes. Reviewer Maarten van Casteren evaluated the Euro Audio Team (EAT) ECC88 valve against the following:

  • Golden Dragon
  • Electro-Harmonix
  • Philips JAN

What did Maarten think of the EAT valve (aside from its unfortunate acronym)?

Compared to top quality interconnects or vibration control it is not even that expensive, and I doubt if any of those other option will really make more of a difference than this valve. In the end I have no problems at all recommending it.

Check out the entire review, then tell me why these tubes are packaged like easter eggs.