By the way, here's an ebay listening for a nice pair of Mullard EL34 Xf2
I'm not affiliated with the seller, but these tubes appear to be well matched, and I'm quite sure they are really new based on the appearance of the getter flash. Hard to come by and I've only seen junk posted on Reverb lately, listed for a lot more
Appreciate the heads up! At 198 I might have tempted!They appear new. I don't think in your lifetime you will find new Xf2 Mullard tubes listed for much lower than 100 a piece.
EDIT: I checked the listing again, and price went up from 198 to 298. WTF happened there??