Telefunken Black Diamond E88CC / 6922
The newly produced TELEFUNKEN E88CC-TK gold pin tube resurrects the transparent tone and harmonic impact of historical Siemens and TELEFUNKEN tubes. Whether it is installed in a phono stage or microphone preamplifier, this E88CC-TK will breathe new life into all audio equipment offering precise imaging, unmatched dynamics and a large full-bodied soundstage.
Also known as the 6922, the E88CC was originally targeted for test equipment and radar. The E88CC has medium gain, low noise and is a favorite for tight sounding audio input stages. There are some that will argue that the E88CC is the best sounding input tube ever designed.
The E88CC is a dual triode tube like the 12AX7, but has a different pin configuration making it not a direct plug-in replacement. It is most commonly employed in amplifier designs where more clean headroom is desired. The medium gain characteristic of the tube and the low-noise design are part of why this tube sounds as good as it does in microphone preamplifier and phono preamplifier applications.Please Note: Telefunken Black Diamond tubes are sold singly. Power tubes will be supplied in matched pairs or quads. Just order the quantity you need. If you want preamp tubes to be high gain or matched, just ask during checkout and we'll get it taken care of for you.