Change EL84 tubes on Eico HF 81

How can we biaset on quad El84 tubes on Eico HF 81. Please explain or give procedure how to change tubes. I am new tube amp. I want to buy 4 quad Mullard Russian EL84 tubes to replace old Russian tubes. Thanks again for your help
For Eico HF81, new "matched" quad Russian of EL84's you simply plug them in... The HF-81 is a cathode biased amp and requires reasonably matched pairs per channel. A matched quad is even better. No adjustments required either way. I found answer from people who are current using HF81
Hi San jose. Hey, Merry Christmas.

Is your HF-81 circuit still stock?

It is always advisable to replace the el84's with closely matched pairs/channel with any self biasing type amplifier.
Randomly substituting output tubes in an amplifier employing a fixed biasing circuit is just asking for trouble, particulary with a 60 year old amplifier.
It would be in your best interest to check the value of the cathode bias resistors in your unit before swapping out the old tubes.

After close to 60 years,the original resistors have more than likely drifted away considerably from their original value.

The original cathode resistors were 165 ohms [rated at 5 watts] and should meaure within a 5% tolerance.

Furthermore: When substituting old stock el84's for the modern Russian equivalents. I would highly recommended increasing the cathode resistance to 180 ohms [rated for 5 watts]


David. Thanks for your infor on substituting old stock el84's for the modern Russian equivalents. How can we check the cathode resistance to 180 ohms? I will buy brand new quad EL84 Russian Mullard tubes. Can you give me detail on measure on EL84 tubes?

Regards and Merry Christmas