Vacuum Tubes

The first electronic amplification of sound was done with Vacuum Tubes. We have pre-amp, power and rectifier vacuum tubes among other types in New Old Stock from the golden era of American & European manufacturing as well as current production tubes from today.

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T-EL509-S-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - EL509, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic EL509S is an eight pin octal based version of the EL509 / EL519. This modified version does not have the top plate cap which is instead wired to a pin on the octal base. This tube is rated for 700V and 42 Watts plate dissipation. The JJ EL509 is popularly used in output transformerless OTL amplifiers.
Starting at $38.95
T-KT88-VA Vacuum Tube - KT88, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W).
Starting at $40.92
T-6SL7GT-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6SL7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 6SL7 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. The best current production 6SL7 available. NOS performance and sound at a fraction of the price. Sweeten up the preamp section of that Vintage Ampeg B-15.
T-E34L-BL-JJ Vacuum Tube - E34L, JJ Electronics, Blue Glass
Blue glass envelope. The JJ Electronic E34L adds more power to a standard EL34 due to its higher grid voltage rating. This increase gives the tube more headroom and a tighter response on the low end. The wide frequency response of this tube offers excellent harmonics that work in a variety of genres ranging from the cleanest cleans to rich and aggressive breakup.
Starting at $18.95
T-EF806S-GOLD-TUNG Vacuum Tube - EF806S, Tung-Sol Reissue, Gold Pin
Tung Sol EF806 SG pentode preamp tube with gold pins. Made in Russia. Super premium EF86/6267 replacement based on the Telefunken EF806S. Super low noise and microphonics. Gold pins.
T-KT66-TUNG-X Vacuum Tube - KT66, Tung-Sol Reissue
Premium power beam tetrode, a reissue of the famous “Bluesbreaker” tube. Full tone with plenty of chime and powerful bass.
  • High quality & cost-effective
  • Originally a British equivalent to 6L6 and a mainstay of the British hi-fi industry
  • Used in '50s - '60s hi-fi favorites such as the Heath W-5M and many Leak amplifiers
Starting at $35.95
T-KT120-TUNG Vacuum Tube - KT120, Tung-Sol Reissue
Super-premium Octal Beam Tetrode, impervious to overload when used at parameters found in existing 6550/KT88/KT90 circuits. Plate dissipation of 60 watts and higher current handling capacity has allowed the design of new amplifiers which are unique, extremely powerful and stable.
Starting at $47.95
T-6L6G-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6L6G, Tung-Sol
Tung Sol 6L6G power pentode tube. Made in Russia. Large bottle type for the look and sound of 6L6 tubes used during the golden age of hi-fi in the 1940s and early 1950s. Uprated to 6L6GC specs for improved performance and reliability.
  • Extremely musical and accurate sound stage
  • Extra thick & heavy “Big Bulb” for vintage look and feel
  • 5881 / KT66 equivalent
Starting at $51.00
T-7581-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 7581, Tung-Sol
Russian Tung-Sol 7581 tube. Beam power pentode with octal base. (May be substituted for 6L6GC). Made in Russia.
Starting at $16.75
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