Can you still get tubes for old radios?
There are a few radio and TV types that are getting scarce/expensive (horizontal sweep tubes were widely used in illegal power amplifiers during the 1970s CB craze) and some ham radio transceivers use them, as well. But the vast majority of radio and TV tubes are still widely available for a few bucks apiece.
Are any vacuum tubes made in USA?
The only remaining U.S. vacuum tube manufacturers who make tubes for amplifiers that I know of are: Western Electric in Rossville, Georgia, who still produces a handful of high end tubes such as the 300B . RCH Labs in Carson City, Nevada produces hand-made 6L6 tubes.
Are JJ tubes made in China?
JJ Electronic, s.r.o is a Slovak electronic component manufacturer, and one of the world’s remaining producers of vacuum tubes. They are based in Čadca, in the Kysuce region of Slovakia.
What vacuum tubes are worth money?
Here is a shortlist of valuable vacuum tubes for collectors:
- The 2A3 (from $50), 45 (from $25), 50 (from $200) are enjoyed explicitly by the audiophile crowd.
- The 12AX7 preamp tube (from $10)
- The American 6L6 tube (from $15)
Are old radios worth money?
They can actually be very valuable due to a combination of historical interest and scarcity. If you wish to start a collection of antique radios, our in-house radio experts advise that you learn as much as you can about them.
Are thermionic valves still made?
Beginning in the mid-1960s, thermionic tubes were being replaced by the transistor. Thermionic tubes are still used in some applications, such as the magnetron used in microwave ovens, certain high-frequency amplifiers, and amplifiers that audio enthusiasts prefer for their “warmer” tube sound.
Where are Tung-Sol tubes made?
Assembled by hand in the Reflektor factory in Saratov, Russia, new production Tung-Sol tubes reflect the best in vintage Tung-Sol construction with unsurpassed tone and reliability.
Where are JJ valves made?