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Vacuum Tube - ECC803 / 12AX7, JJ Electronics, Long Plate

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SKU: T-ECC803-JJ-X
Item ID: 004833
Starting at: $13.95
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The JJ Electronic ECC803 is a high performance, long plate version of the ECC83 / 12AX7. Like all JJ preamp tubes, these are built into a rugged package using the spiral filament and robust plate structure resulting in low microphonics and high reliability. The long plate version of this tube differs from the standard version with its stronger and fuller sound which offers a wider and more balanced frequency response. This tube ranges from deep rich lows to pristine highs covering a spectrum of harmonically dynamic mids along the way. This tube is an excellent choice for any guitar amp and perfect for studio and Hi-Fi equipment as well. This tube will work in any 12AX7 or ECC83 position.

Part Numbers
Pin TypeOur Part NumberUPC/EANJJ Electronics Part Number
GoldT-ECC803-GLD-JJ609722123556 ECC803S - GOLD
RegularT-ECC803-S-JJ609722126533 ECC803S

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4.8
4.80 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

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5 out of 5

I have an unusual stereo preamp from the 1970s that uses 4x 12AX7s in the phono section and two in the line side. Long-plate JJ gold-pins are just the ticket for this bit of kit.

For years, I ran a set of (apparently rebranded) Chinese 12AX7WAs that were "meh" at best. I replaced them with JJ short-plate 12AX7s and didn't like the result at all; to my ears they were not suited for this role; they'd be great in a guitar amp. I put two of the old tubes in the line stage, and replaced the phono stage with Mullards, which sounded nice until one failed prematurely. Guessing maybe the longer-plate design of the Russian Mullards were helping, I sprung for four JJ gold-pin long-plate 12AX7s. The noise floor (measured using Audacity and a high-res PC sound card) is lower than the Mullards and the sound is just as liquid, to my ears. So now, JJs in the phono, Mullards in the line. I'm happy!

- August 1st, 2020
5
5 out of 5

Great sound, great price

- May 26th, 2020
5
5 out of 5

When I first put this in my build, it came out very microphonic but after ten minutes it started to sound very good, nice tone! Rich and thick.

- January 28th, 2020
4
4 out of 5

Overall this seems like a great tube. Not as dark sounding as the JJ ECC83 but still very smooth sounding. Works great in V1 position on my pignose G40V. Only 4 stars because it produces a loud thump when used in V4 on a princeton reverb with the tremolo engaged. I tried 2 different ECC803's with the same result and did not have this issue with the standard JJ ECC83 or Sovtek 12ax7WA. Because of this I have to conclude that the noise has to do with the tube design and not the amp.

- November 21st, 2019
4
4 out of 5

Overall this seems like a great tube. Not as dark sounding as the JJ ECC83 but still very smooth sounding. Works great in V1 position on my pignose G40V. Only 4 stars because it produces a loud thump when used in V4 on a princeton reverb with the tremolo engaged. I tried 2 different ECC803's with the same result and did not have this issue with the standard JJ ECC83 or Sovtek 12ax7WA. Because of this I have to conclude that the noise has to do with the tube design and not the amp.

- November 21st, 2019
5
5 out of 5

Great sounding tube from a reliable electronics manufacturer. Does well in v1 and pi or really any position.

- October 10th, 2019
5
5 out of 5

Perfect pre-amp tubes strongly recommended

- September 14th, 2019
5
5 out of 5

This is an all around great tube by JJ. I use it in v2 also great in the phase inverter position. It's also very quiet for as large as the plates are and adds improved gain in preamp gain stages.

- May 16th, 2018
5
5 out of 5

Very round Warren Haynes tone. No need for NOS with these tubes available.

- December 13th, 2015
5
5 out of 5

Tube is great! The difference is unreal. I will be buying more of these.

- October 19th, 2015

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