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Charles
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Hi all,

I am nearing completion of my minibeast kit to match the masterpiece kit I built in January. However, I am struggling to locate some octal base EL509 tubes to go in it. Plenty of Russian tubes on eBay but zero octal base 509s. Anyone have any suggestions where I might get some of these within the uk or eu? I don’t want to deal with eu regulation by having to import them into the uk/eu from the US or elsewhere.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Charles
Achim
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I have no experience with that kit and the EL509 required - but I can vouchsafe for this seller:
http://www.tubeampdoctor.com/de/shop_Sonstige_Markenroehren_Endstufenroehren_Pentoden/JJ_EL509_6KG6_JJ_Electronic_1126

Cheers,
Achim
Kelvin Tyler
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Also HotRox UK (Nottingham). They stock many of TAD's products. JJ EL509S tubes ~£27 each.
Kelvin
Vapour
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The tubes required are JJ EL-509(note the S) or Svetlana EL509-II (which are not common).

Link for HotRox, although only showing singles @£29:
http://www.hotroxuk.com/jj-tesla-valve-el509.html

Hi-Fi Collective:
https://www.hificollective.co.uk/valves/other-output-el509.html

Don Audio, Germany:
https://www.don-audio.com/JJ-EL509S-Tube

Banzai Music, Germany:
https://www.banzaimusic.com/EL509-JJ-Matched-Balanced.html

Tube Town, Germany:
https://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/Tubes/JJ-Electronic/JJ-EL509::1247.html?language=en

Ray P
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I have purchased from both Hotrox and HiFiCollective and both are trustworthy and offer excellent service in my experience.
David Loader
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I've bought my EL509's from HotRox before, too.  They test them before selling them which should hopefully guard against any duds.  They might have a shock when I finally get around to placing my Beast order though (24 valves!).
David Galsworthy
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Watford valves in the UK  are offering 8 Tungsram PL509 for 240 pounds at the moment - https://www.watfordvalves.com/product_detail.asp?id=1632

Regards

David
Bruce Rozenblit
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The PL509 uses 40 volt filaments and will not work.  Plus it has a plate cap.
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