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.
Vacuum Tube - KT88C, Classic Series, Psvane
The Psvane KT88 is a high quality, high power, beam tetrode with an octal base. The KT88C is notable for its warmth and clarity across the entire audio spectrum. The Psvane Classic Series is focused on the reproduction of popular vacuum tubes found in classic audio equipment. When designing the Classic Series, Psvane collected the most sought-after NOS tubes and analyzed each element of their construction, incorporating the most effective manufacturing techniques to produce stable tubes with excellent sound. Whether used in guitar amplifiers or hifi stereo systems, the Psvane Classic Series vacuum tubes excel in all applications. Psvane has been producing high quality vacuum tubes since 2011. The Psvane team originally formed in Shuguang’s high-end tube division but eventually split off to form their own brand. Psvane has since acquired their own manufacturing facilities with the goal of improving the production and performance of vacuum tubes.
Starting at $48.90
Vacuum Tube - 12AV7, Twin Triode
Miniature, medium-mu twin triode for use as a radio-frequency amplifier or as a combined oscillator and mixer in VHF television receivers. It my also be used as an audio-frequency amplifier.
Vacuum Tube - 12B4A, Triode, Low MU
Miniature low-mu triode designed primarily for service as a vertical-deflection amplifier in television receivers. The tube features high plate current at relatively low plate voltages
Vacuum Tube - 12AU6, Pentode, Sharp Cut-Off
The 12AU6 is a pentode amplifier having a sharp cut-off control characteristic using the miniature construction. With high transconductance, low grid-plate capacitance, it is intended for service as either an RF or AF amplifier.
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83, Svetlana
The Svetlana 12AX7 is a premium 12AX7 tube from Russia. Known for their smooth drive and clarity, these tubes are praised by both guitar players and HiFi users alike. The Svetlana 12AX7 is compatible in any 12AX7 or ECC83 position. “Svetlana tubes are quite simply the absolute best. We design and manufacture our tubes, engineered for demanding high fidelity, reliability and overall warmth. Be sure to insist on genuine Svetlana vacuum tubes the next time you retube -- you'll be getting the absolute best possible tubes for any demanding application.” -Svetlana
Vacuum Tube - 6EA8, Triode, Pentode
Miniature tube which contains a sharp-cutoff pentode and a triode in one envelope. Each section has a separate cathode and is electrically independent. Primarily intended as a combined triode oscillator and pentode mixer in television receivers.
Vacuum Tube - ECC823, JJ Electronics, Dual Triode
In the ECC823, Section 1 of the tube (pins 6, 7, and 8) is the low gain 12AU7/ECC82 spec (gain factor 17) and Section 2 (pins 1, 2, and 3) is the high gain 12AX7/ECC83 spec (gain factor 100).
Vacuum Tube - 0B3 / VR90, Voltage Regulator
The 0B3 is a two-element gas-filled, cold cathode voltage regulator. It is designed to provide regulated outputs of approximately 90 volts.
Vacuum Tube - 12AU7A / ECC82, Triode, Dual, Medium MU
Medium-mu twin triode intended for service in radio and television receivers or in audio amplifiers. The tube is suitable for use in a variety of stages, such as general-purpose amplifier, phase inverter, oscillator, or multivibrator.
Vacuum Tube - 12X4, Rectifier, Full Wave
Heater-cathode type power rectifier in the miniature construction. Its low voltage drop and small size adapt it to use with vibrator-type inverters in automobile receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 1R5 / DK91, Heptode
Miniature pentagrid-converter designed for use as a combined mixer and oscillator in superheterodyne circuits. Because of its small size and high operating efficiency, the 1R5 is especially adapted for compact, battery-operated equipment.
Vacuum Tube - 1U5, Diode, Sharp Cut-Off Pentode
Miniature diode sharp-cutoff pentode designed for use as a combined detector, audio-frequency amplifier, and automatic-volume-control tube in compact, battery-operated receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase combines the tonal characteristics of an NOS 6V6GT such as from RCA or GE with the current requirements. It is a heavy duty 6V6GT tube, which can handle a higher plate voltage than regular 6V6GT tubes. The TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase shines with the typical NOS "sweet top end" and at the same time a strikingly dense and complex midrange. Especially with this midrange characteristic they achieve a liveliness in tone that only NOS 6V6GT achieve and otherwise remains unmatched. Even when pushed into saturation there are no harsh upper mids, which is frequently the case with other 6V6s. Sweet full-bodied tone with silky highs. Tube Amp Doctor recommends the TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase for all 6V6 power amps when a full yet freely defined tone is desired. The ideal tube for Fender Deluxe Tweed 5E3 or Blackface Princeton Reverb amps, single ended Class A amps like the Fender Tweed Champ, Vibro Champ, Fender Champion 600 or the Univalve.
Starting at $41.75
Vacuum Tube - EF86 / 6267, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor EF86 / 6267 is a low noise and low microphonic version of the vintage pentode. These tubes were famously used in classic HiFi equipment and microphone preamps. The original Vox® AC15 circuit also used an EF86 and now, thanks to its recent availability, there are plenty of options for guitar amplifiers utilizing this unique tube. The TAD EF86 / 6267 meets all of the standards of the Tube Amp Doctor Premium Selection process. This tube has a rugged construction featuring an aesthetically pleasing perforated shield. The TAD EF86 / 6267 will work in and EF86 or 6267 position.
Vacuum Tube - 0D3-A / VR150, Voltage Regulator
The 0D3-A is a two-element gas filled, cold cathode voltage regulator. It is designed to provide a regulated output of approximately 150 volts.
Vacuum Tube - 12AT7 / ECC81-Cz, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The TAD ECC81 / 12AT7-Cz is selected with regards to a tight balance of both triodes making it ideal for the use as a balanced phase inverter. In addition to the perfect symmetrical systems, the strong amplification characteristics of the TAD ECC81 / 12AT7-Cz support increased dynamics of the output stage when used as phase driver or phase inverter tube. Q: When does a power tube become a Premium Selected power tube? A: All power tubes labeled Premium Selected have passed the following tests:
- Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
- Low Noise Test
- Microphonic Test
- Sonic Tests
- Shock Tests
- Listening Tests
- Shorts & Leakage Tests
Vacuum Tube - 12AT7WC, Electro-Harmonix
Electro-Harmonix 12AT7WC dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. “Xtra Low Microphonic”. Small plate format dual triode, with low microphonics and superior dissipation compared to NOS originals. Ideal for reverb circuits.
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7WA, Sovtek
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). This Russian tube has strong lows and bright highs. Its lows demand attention when playing full bar chords. In overdrive, it offers a lot of crunchy fizz.
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Vacuum Tube - 12BV7 / 12BY7A, Pentode
Miniature power pentode designed primarily for use as the video output amplifier in television receivers. Like the 12BY7, it features high transconductance, high power sensitivity, and low interelectrode capacitances.
Vacuum Tube - 12SA7, Heptode
Pentagrid converter designed to minimize frequency drift. They are intended for service as combined oscillators and mixers in AC, storage battery, and AC/DC operated superheterodynes.
Vacuum Tube - 6AT6 / 6BK6, Dual Diode, Triode
Miniature, duplex-diode, high-mu triode designed for use as a combined detector, amplifier, and automatic-volume-control tube
Vacuum Tube - 6LU8, Triode, Pentode
Compactron containing a medium-mu triode and a beam pentode. The triode is designed for service as a vertical-deflection oscillator and the pentode as vertical-deflection amplifier in television receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 12SQ7, Diode, Dual, Triode
Combines two diode units and a high-mu triode in a single envelope. Each section uses a common cathode. It is intended for service as a combined detector, AVC source, and high gain audio amplifier.
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 5AR4 rectifier tube. Made in Russia. Premium directly heated heavy duty rectifier Diode. Helps extend the life of the other valves in the amplifier by allowing them to heat up before plate voltage is applied. Tung-Sol tubes reflect the best in vintage construction with unsurpassed tone and reliability.
- Low internal voltage drop & controlled heater warm up time
- Excellent choice for both Hifi and instrument amplification
- Replacement/upgrade for all 5AR4/GZ34 types