Honestly what drives me nuts about some of this shit is the product description states:
The construction is different from the JJ ECC83 in that the plates are more conventional, but have a special heat dissipating fin that serves to improve efficiency and gain
In order for a vacuum tube to work it HAS to be hot!!! And preamp tubes under normal conditions will never get hot enough to suffer any degradation in the signal transfer. Snake oil from JJ.
Imo tubes actually sound better if you let them cook. Case in point, i got really trashed one night and did not shut my amp off. It was ready to roll standby off. It stayed like that for at least 14 hours when i finally went downstairs and noticed it was still on. I picked up my guitar and switched it to channel 3 and the tone was insane. It was the epitomy of warm tube tone.
But JJ states it has a "fin" not coating so the shape of the plate dissipates heat? Maybe. But where does it go to? These things have been on the market for a while and i can't say with any certainty if they actually do what the maker claims they do.
The notion that tubes sound better/last longer when cooled seems to me an oxymoron considering the part itself has to be hot to work. And physical temperature should not be confused with the term "hot" when referencing bias settings. Two different things.
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