E.A.T. hand builds two audiophile quality tubes — the KT88 and 300B — in Prague, Czech Republic at the historical site of the original Tesla Works. All tubes are tested on custom-made instruments to meet the highest standards, according to E.A.T.
Intended for new and old power amplifiers designed for KT88 and 6550 tubes, E.A.T’s KT88 vacuum tube has a maximum anode dissipation rating of 35 watts. A pair of KT88s tubes are rated to deliver continuous output of up to 100 watts with Class AB1 amplifiers. Vana said the KT88 is also suitable for use as a series regulator tube in a stabilized power supply. Vana sells a factory-matched four-pack of KT88 tubes for $1,795.
E.A.T.’s newest version of the 300B triode tube, one of the most revered tubes in high-end audio, has a maximum anode dissipation rating of 36 watts and is said to deliver superior linearity and reliability in both single-ended and push-pull amplifiers. The tubes are sold in matched pairs for $1,695.
As part of the distribution deal, Vana is also offering E.A.T.-made “anti-distortion and anti-vibration Cool Dampers that help deliver a more controlled, more extended low frequency range, a cleaner sound stage, greater dynamic range and better overall focus through the entire bandwidth.” Available in red or black, the dampers are sold in a four-pack for $139.
For more information on Vana, visit vanaltd.com.
For more information on European Audio Team (E.A.T.) and its line of vacuum tubes, visit europeanaudioteam.com.