thinking about polam telam 84s

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  1. adelphi710

    adelphi710 Member

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    anyone have any experience?
     
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    I think TubeGetter has had experience with them.
     
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    hey, thanks for the tip! :)
     
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    I've got some coming in soon (maybe they're actually here already). I'll report when I've had a chance to test some.
     
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    please do, im about to drop the bomb. where did you get them? how much did they go for?
     
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    I have a Telam in one of my amps. It's the best EL84 I've ever come across. Better than a Mullard, Amperex, Amperex 7189, Tung-Sol, Brimar and some others which I've tried in the same amp.

    Michael
     
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    I just bought a lot of 10 off ebay. They're for a low wattage plexi style head I'm waiting for. They are supposed to be incredible.
     
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    You have had better luck than me. I have never seen any on ebay and I search for them on a regular basis. I am anxiously waiting on two quads from Tube Tramp. I'm hoping they live up to the hype.
     
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    I hope they are as good as Kilgore says they are. He really knows tubes so I'm anticipating they will be. :dude I got mine off a guy in France for a killer price. As more people find out about them, I'm sure the price will climb.
     
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    I'm a tube dealer (see link below). They have arrived but I have to finish up a few amps for customers before digging in.

    Not sure what the price will be as I can't remember what I paid for them. Check my site or email me to bug me;)
     
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    are these polam telams NOS or what? i thought i read that they're from the early 70s, but i can't remember now.
     
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    These are the ones as pictured in an earlier thread http://www.jogis-roehrenbude.de/Roehren-Geschichtliches/EL84/Telam.htm They're very distinctive with 3 rectangular holes in the plates.

    No date codes but my European source says they're from the '70s. They'll be available in the next day or two after testing/matching.
     
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    thats not the same tube? the polam telams look like this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/tubetramp/Picture144.jpg

    it does have the three rectangular holes, but they say TELAM instead of POLAM. i'm really confused right now. i want to make sure that these tubes are the same tube before i buy either one.
     
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    just a follow-up, those two tubes are the same. same factory, same tube, different label.
     
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    Right. Just about every tube ever made has been marketed and labeled under different name brands for different markets. This one is no exception.
     
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    I was told Polam was the name of the company and Telam was the name of one of their factories. Mine say Polam on them.
     
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    yeah, the ones that say "POLm" were still made in the same factory as the ones that say "TELAM". for some reason they changed to "TELAM" after a certain peroid of time, but they made less of them. same tube though, can't wait.
     

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