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Does anybody make vacuum tubes anymore? All I ever find are surplus.

Asked by Nullo (21828 points ) February 14th, 2012

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Without details as to type, there are over 39,000 currently listed on eBay.

I’d say they’re still manufactured since there’s also availability on Amazon.

Ron_C's avatar

Actually vacuum tubes are quite popular for use in audio amplifiers. They produce a full wave instead of a digitally sampled one. Theoretically there is more sound information in a vacuum tube amplified sound than in a digitally sampled one. Frankly, my ears aren’t sensitive enough to tell the difference.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Allied Radio Electronics. Try them

dabbler's avatar

TubeStore lists their stock by manufacturer.

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