Many books were written about tubes, here only a few details. In the last years, many types have been reproduced, forget about the hype of NOS tubes, a new tube is cheap and good. With JJ / Tesla tubes I almost never had a failure or problems with noise and they are electrically highly robust. Also EH or Sovtek are not bad.
Pictured different octal tubes, unfortunately no pre amp tube with it. Interesting for example is the 6SL7 as V1 for harp, which lies roughly between 12AT7 and 5751st.
Here you see a rectifier 5Y3GT, a silicon rectifier with damping resistor GZ34, an old RCA 6V6, a Sovtec 5881/6L6, a Brown Base KT66 and KT66 by JJ.
|Tube||at 250V (OT)||Heating Current||Power Loss|
Interesting is the determination of the output impedance to select the correct pins of the output transformer. Therefore you square the anode voltage in volts and divide by the power loss. In the example with the 6V6 that would be 250²/14 and you get 4464, means 4,5K.
The noval tubes in the top row: a collection of double triodes, ascending by gain. TT12AU7, EH12AY7, TT12AT7, JJ5751, JJ12AX7 and a JJ ECC803, an AX with longer sheets for more foundation.
In the bottom row, a rectifier JJ EZ81, a pre amp pentode EF 86 and a power amp pentode EL84.