Vintage Audio Valves

Vintage Audio Valves from the 1960′s

For audio and guitar amplifiers

Vintage Audio Valves have such a wonderful rich musical tone & will enhance your equipment’s sound.

Vintage Audio ValvesWe have quality brands of tested Vintage Audio Valves Telefunken, Mullard, Brimar etc. We can advise you on the type of valves to suit your requirements and send these out to you anywhere in the world. “Tube rolling” with quality vintage valves is a lot of fun and will produce wonderful improvements to the tone of valve driven hi-fi component and valve guitar amplifiers.

We have been collecting and using Vintage Audio Valves for in our own audio system for the last 26 years. We use, swap, trade, buy and sell valves. All valves are tested for strength on a quality tube tester before being sent out. Our valves are available to collectors worldwide.  We mainly specialize in vintage valves however we have many types and brands in stock so please contact us as we may have what you are looking for in our huge stash. We sometimes have some vintage audio components available as well. Our range is always changing as they are coming in and going out on a regular basis. We have over 200 happy trade me customers, so we must be doing something right with this interesting and enjoyable hobby.

** Our Full range is accessible from the menu on the right **

THIS HERE IS A WRITE UP FROM WITCHDOCTOR (02/2013)

The Magic Of Valve Rolling – A Short Primer & An Experiment…Read More.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SERVICES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR TRADEME SERVICES PAGE HERE

Vintage Audio Valves Services.

FEED BACK FROM A GREAT CLIENT WHO RECENTLY USED MY SERVICE…

Paul came around to my house with his mysterious looking valve tester to test the 18 valves of my integrated Bill Beard 100 amp. We listened with my Linn LP12 turntable and as usual it sounded great, though, Paul did say there was some valve ‘noise’ and distortion. After testing we retained the few Mullards that tested ok, and Paul replaced the rest with 1960′s tested tubes. What a difference! No noise floor, better highs and imagery – what a great service and a real pleasure to deal with….

Nathan Haines-Jazz Musician : 16 X Vintage Mullard Tubes.

 

We have a  B&K 747 tester that tests and matches all our tubes for
Life,gas,shorts and strength etc before they go out.

Professional B&K 747B Mutual conductance tube tester.
We use an inhouse recalibrated professional B&K 747 dynamic mutual conductance tube tester — actually, this is the newer 747B version. B&K “latest & greatest” mutual conductance tube tester! Completely solid-state — no tubes inside. Grid leakage sensitivity of 100 megohms. Amplifier tubes tested for dynamic mutual conductance. Automatic line voltage compensation. Set of four built-in pin straighteners for 7-pin-miniature, 9-pin-miniature, novar, and duodecar compactrons. Click Here to read more

2013 Stock

We have just been appointed as an authorised New Zealand agent for European Audio Tubes (EAT). EAT reputably manufacture some of the world’s best 300B, KT88, ECC803 & EC88 audio tubes. Check them out Here

 

**Please Note a lot of the stock has sold but we leave it here to give an indication of what we carry in stock**

Telefunken E88cc Gold Diamond Based Pair + a free pair of philips ecc88


Pair TELEFUNKEN E88CC Tube Gold-Pin Pair.

Perfect Matched and Very Strong Pair Diamond on the bottom of tubes.

They have clear glass and very good condition .

They are one of the best low noise preamp tubes.

*SPECIAL OFFER....

THESE COME WITH A FREE PAIR OF PHILIPS ECC88 AT NO CHARGE .

Mullard E88cc/Cv2492 U K Gold Pin pair + a free pair of philips ecc88


MULLARD E88CC PAIR OF GOLD PIN MILITARY CV2492 TUBES.
TEST SUPER STRONG. SUPER QUIET QUALITY BRITSH MILITARY TUBES.
THESE ARE A LOW USE PAIR PULLED FROM BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT.

*SPECIAL OFFER....

THESE COME WITH A FREE PAIR OF PHILIPS ECC88 AT NO CHARGE .

Siemens Germany e88cc gold pin


SIEMENS GERMANY MINT E88CC GOLD PIN NEW OLD STOCK PAIR OF TUBES.

NEW OLD STOCK TUBES IN ORIGIONAL BOXES.

BATCH NO 07 248 ON TUBES

SAME CODES ON GETTER RISER A2 7E

Telefunken Germany ECC88/6922 pairs- test strong


Telefunken ECC88/6922 made in the 1960's.
Fabulous original ECC88/6922/6dj8 type tubes.
They are low usage tubes in excellent condition and test strong.
Diamonds in the base between the pins show they are the real thing

Euro Audio Team-Eat ecc803s/12ax7 pair of new in box gold pin tubes


These ECC803 Double Triode pair of valves comes with a Cool Damper pre fitted which offers a more controlled and deeper bass, a more open and detailed sound stage, and crisper and greater dynamic range.

All EAT Cool Valve ECC803S's are required to pass through rigorous testing to meet EAT's high standards. As a result of this selective process, all ECC803S's are matched to very similar specifications.

Brimar Uk 12ax7/6057 nos/nib red print large black plate - yellow t


BRIMAR 12AX7/6057 NEW OLD STOCK/NEW IN BOX

BIG WARM REFINED SOUNDING BRITISH TUBES

RARE RED PRINT 6057 ON FRONT OF TUBE

LOW NOISE IDEAL FOR A PHONO STAGES

LONG BLACK BIG BOX RIBBED PLATES

SQUARE GETTERS

YELLOW T ON BACK OF THE TUBES.

1960 BRAND NEW IN ORIGIONAL BOX.

SAME FACTORY CODES ON 3 OF THE TUBES=1J4/997

Mullard E88cc/01 New in Box Gold Pin + a free pair of philips ecc88


BRITISH MULLARD E88CC/01 RARE GOLD PIN LOW NOISE CCA TYPE TUBE.

BRAND NEW UNUSED NEW OLD STOCK PAIR IN ORIGIONAL BOX.

OLD SHIELD LOGO HALO GETTER GREY SHIELD.

FACTORY NO ETCHED INTO TUBE NO 7L1 R5G2/3 MITCHAM GREAT BRITAIN

Telefunken Ecc802s genuine diamond in + a free pair of philips ecc88



TELEFUNKEN ECC802S LOW NOISE HIGHEST QUALITY TUBES.

THESE ARE GERMAN MADE STATE OF THE ART LOW NOISE 12AU7/ECC82.

SEALED IN BOX TELEFUNKEN ECC802S

*SPECIAL OFFER....

THESE COME WITH A FREE PAIR OF PHILIPS ECC88 AT NO CHARGE .

Mullard British Made ECC189/6es8/ecc88 pairs


MULLARD ECC189/ECC88/6ES8 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN PAIRS TESTS STRONG
ALSO TELEFUNKEN GERMANY AND PHILIPS HOLLAND ECC189 STRONG PAIRS IN ORIGIONAL BOXES

Mullard British Made GZ32/CV593 - strong full wave rectifiers


Superb British Mullard GZ32 / CV593 black base,tests strong tubes

Telefunken + Mullard E L 84


Mullard EL 84 used, tested strong matched pairs. The Mullards have factory codes showing they are from 1960's and from the British and Dutch factories. I have tested them for strength and listened to them in my 1960 Vintage Leak 20 amplifier to make sure the sound good, which they do.

Here is a comment published on an auction site here in NZ from a happy customer I sent a quad to recently.
I was after something specific - a matched quad of original Mullard EL84's from the Blackburn factory in England. Paul didn't disappoint -He supplied me with exactly what I was after...and man they sound good! My old amplifier is transformed. Thanks again Paul. Highly recommend Paul's services.

They are available in matched pair or matched quad.

KT88 GEC RARE BRITISH TUBES



We have had some very nice strong used origional very rare BRITISH GEC KT88 matched pairs of tubes come into stock from a deceased estate.

These are excellent, increasingly rare original GEC KT-88 Valves made in UK, triple getter type. They appear to have had an easy life and test very strong.

The labels are a bit worn off the outside and date codes no longer visible, but the plates look really clean with no signs of heat spots etc so they should be a very reliable and they sound just great both in terms of a good strong bass response and a nice clear high end.


GEC KT66 SMOKED GLASS BLACK BASE


Vintage Used British GEC Smoked Glass, Black Base KT66 Tubes.
Test strong and in great working Order.
Getting hard to find now in this condition.

Telefunken Ecc803s + ecc801s new in box -3 x rare and collectable


GENUINE TELEFUNKEN EXTREMELY RARE AND COLLECTABLE ECC801s PAIR + ECC803s GOLD PIN SINGLE BRAND NEW OLD STOCK. These are a rare tubes, usually found only in the Telefunken or Siemens brand. These are brand new old stock tubes that have been screened for audio use and low noise, and have a 10,000 hr. rated life on the heater. They are by far the rarest of all Telefunkens and to get new old stock is such a rare find. Excellent, low noise, finely crafted tubes.



Brimar Ecc33/6sn7 - great british tubes


British Brimar ECC33 tubes . These are a selection ofvery desirable and quite rare 6SN7 types, which have a wonderful musical presentation with a huge soundstage and a sweet tone, with plenty of detail and sparkle. Test strong.

1960 BRITISH BRIMAR ROUND PLATE BLACK BASE 6SN7 MATCHED PAIR

1960 BRITISH BRIMAR CV 1988 BROWN BASE 6SN7 MATCHED PAIR

1960 BRITISH MULLARD BROWN BASE ECC33/6SN7 SINGLE

1960 BRITISH MULLARD MILITARY SHORT BASED GZ34 SINGLE

BRIMAR 12AT7/ECC81 BRITISH TUBES


British brimar ecc81/12at7/4024 tubes. Used tubes that test strong.

Ampex Holland ECC88/6DJ8 Quad


You are looking at a very nice, strong matched quad of sought after dimpled disc getter Amperex Holland Orange Globe premium 6DJ8/ECC88's all with etched production code GAG delta 9C1 The delicate orange logos and printing are very good. These tubes are in beautiful physical and electrical as new condition. Test stong with a rich warm 3 dimensional sound.

Telefunken 12au7ecc82 Genuine Diamond in base- free shipping worlwide



Telefunken 12au7/ecc82 west geman genuine diamond based low use tubes. They all test strong on my silco tube tester.
Faint writing on some of the tubes.

MULLARD 12AX7/ECC83 AUSTRALIAN MADE



12ax7/ecc83 tested high quality used as new, test strong, quality tubes. Made in the mullard australian factory with mullard tooling. They are a well made, wonderful rich warm dynamic sounding vintage valve.

BRITISH MULLARD 12AU7/ECC82 TUBES


1960's british mullard 12au7/ecc82 quality tested. Lovely warm rich british mullard sound.authentic vintage input valves from the golden age . Made in blackburn lancashire great britain

Siemens 12au7 chrome plate double getter



ECC82 / 12AU7 Siemens low usage, test strong, made in Germany with bright nickel plates. All with the same Siemens factory code on the glass. They feature double getter supports. These are very hard to find now. Excellent, long lived 12AU7 types with sonics similar to the much more expensive and rare Telefunken ECC802S goldpin. These have the distinct European vintage flavor, and a phono-grade low noise floor, that a modern tube just cannot capture. Audiophiles rave about these nickel plate versions, and they are getting very scarce. Sometimes these are called ECC82 Siemens chrome plate or ECC82 Siemens silver plate.

SIEMENS GERMANY 12AX7/ECC83


German seimens as new ecc83/12ax7 tubes x 4 matched quad made in the 1960's in munich germany. Lovely musical sounding tubes. Double getter strong supports. The white markings are very clear on them and they feature the same factory codes. 4 x tubes available

Telefunken Ecc83- 12ax7 as new pairs excellent quality tested tubes



The most musical sounding of all the vintage valves are telefunkens made in western germany in the 1960's.

These are authentic diamond based, hi quality used, as new, tested strong, audio tubes made to last 10,000 hours. They have a fantastic dynamic range, with wonderful detail and strong bass sound. These rare vintage telefunken 12ax7/ecc83 tubes are available right now they are available as pairs . One pair sold one pair left.

TELFUNKEN GENUINE DIAMOND BASE ECL86


Telefunken el86/6gw8 triode power pentode west geman genuine diamond based tubes. They all they are low use tubes that test strong on my silco tube tester. They each come in origional boxes.

TELEFUNKEN ECL82 MADE IN GERMANY


Telefunken west german ecl82/6bm8 tubes. These test strong and are available while stocks last. Having a clear out of my back up tubes cupboard. I have mullard, philips, trigon, tunsram, ediswan, awa, miniwatt ecl82 tubes also available at this price upon request.

BRITISH MULLARD 12AU7/ECC82 TUBES


1960's british mullard 12au7/ecc82 quality tested. Lovely warm rich british mullard sound.authentic vintage input valves from the golden age . Made in blackburn lancashire great britain.

MULLARD 12AX7/ECC83 ORIGIONAL 1960'S U.K


British mullard origional british 1960's quality low use vintage tubes made in blackburn lancashire.rich warm dynamic sounding tubes. Test strong.


Telefunken Ef86 Pairs -authentic diamonds


Telefunken west german ef86 tubes. These all test strong. Mullard, philips, valvo and brimar ef86 tested strong matched pairs also available at this special price.


Mullard ECC35 Selection


British Mullard Brown Base ECC35 tubes . These are very desirable and
quite rare 6SL7 types, which have a wonderful musical presentation
with a huge soundstage and a sweet tone, with plenty of detail and
sparkle. Test strong

1950 BRITISH MULLARD Brown Base ECC35/6SL7 Pair (sorry sold)

1960 BRITISH MULLARD Brown Base ECC35/6SL7 Pair (sorry sold)

1960 BRITISH MULLARD Black Base ECC35/6SL7 Single tube (sorry sold)

1960 BRITISH MULLARD Brown Base ECC33/6SN7 Single tube (sorry sold)


TUBES: ECC88/6922-NEW OLD STOCK - RUSSIAN MILITARY


Although getting difficult to locate, Here are some genuine 1970's and 1980's VINTAGE NEW OLD STOCK 6H23N/ECC88 RUSSIAN MILITARY TUBES WITH THE ROCKET LOGO from the original Voskhod factory . These are drop in replacements for any of the 6DJ8/ECC88/6922 input tube family.

I have tested a set of 6 of them in my C.A.T. ULTIMATE SL-1 TUBE PREAMP and they sound fantastic.

TELEFUNKEN TESTED VINTAGE AUDIO VALVES SELECTION


THE MOST MUSICAL SOUNDING OF ALL THE VINTAGE VALVES ARE TELEFUNKENS MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY IN THE 1960's.

THESE ARE AUTHENTIC DIAMOND BASED, HI QUALITY USED, TEST STRONG, AUDIO TUBES MADE TO LAST 10,000 HOURS. THEY HAVE A FANTASTIC DYNAMIC RANGE, WITH WONDERFUL DETAIL AND STRONG BASS SOUND.

THESE RARE VINTAGE TELEFUNKEN TUBES ARE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW .

Please contact us if you’d like more information on any of our products and services.

We have a tube shop in St Johns, Auckland which is open for customer visits on an appointment only basis to come and inspect our range of Vintage Audio Valves.

Follow us on Facebook

Latest Testimonials

More Testimonials can be found here Vintage Audio Valves Services.

I had a Steampunk project and needed a couple dozen valves for props. Paul was extremely friendly and helped me build up a collection of neat looking ones that will certainly add to the theme. Overall a great person and very passionate about sourcing and seeing these valves go to good use (even though it's not for an amp or radio!).
jonny427 (110 110 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2013 Fri 20 Jun 2014

Paul has helped enormously re-valve my collection of vintage valve amps. Using his test equipment, he painstakingly tested over 100 valves, grading and categorising them and was able to supply either directly or through his extensive network all those requiring replacement due to either non function or matching equivalents. I can now be reassured the valves I'm using are of the best quality and fit for purpose. I would recommend Paul assess your valve requirements and rate his knowledge highly
fazze (170 170 positive feedback) Thu 05 Jun 2014

Meet the best bloke on trade me! This guy is truly great, very knowledgeable, an absolute pleasure to deal with and as honest as the sun shines. If you really need world class TONE, then well done, you've found the doorway to a very exciting world...
rippler (155 155 positive feedback) Mon 02 Jun 2014

Paul provided outstanding service in testing my tubes for me and also sending some alternatives to try. He is very highly recommended. A+++.
kalorix (355 355 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2013 Sat 24 May 2014

thank you so much for fast and efficient service,product well wrapped too.
wawa16 (172 172 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2012 Wed 14 May 2014

Outstanding generosity toward a school project, with a donation of valves as asked. First class effort. thanks
flyboy39 (124 124 positive feedback) Thu 17 Apr 2014

Paul sent me 11 high quality valves to test in my fender twin reverb. He said he doesn't like to push people into certain valves which is great because i know my taste can be very different from others. I was impressed by the variety and quality of the valves and even more impressed by the sound when i rolled the vales through the amp. In the end i settled on 2 nice 12AX7 and 1 nice 12AT7. my amp sounds amazing now! only problem is.... i think i want to try every valve now!?!?
roddiss (11 ) Tue 08 Oct

What great service Paul sent me 4 sets of tubes to try with no obligation to buy. One of the sets of tubes he sent me absolutely transformed my system, a system which incidentally cost wise is approaching $80K. From my perspective and dealings over seas I believe Pauls prices and service are up there with the best and I really did appreciated being given the opportunity to try before buy so am I wrapped in his products and service you betcha. Barry New Plymouth Thanks Paul
sequoia22 (2179 ) Address Verified Mar 2012 Wed 18 Sep

Paul's Service is outstanding. He sent 4 valves to me in Dunedin to try in my preamp, with no obligation to buy. I found one that gave me the results I was looking for, and Paul was very careful not to influence my choice. Its hard to imagine a better way to buy valves!
stoatgobbler (18 ) Wed 11 Sep

Paul, sent me valves to test under no obligation, fast friendly service, this is the sort of guy you want to deal with in audio.Paul I dint purchase this time, but rest assured I will when ready and will continue to promote your business/service. Thanks so much, Mark
mc10 (206 ) Address Verified Mar 2012 Mon 02 Sep

My guitar amp came with some Chinese valves.I bought a 12AY7 from paul and the difference was marked. Excellent trader and I would buy from him again ,in fact i will be doing so.
ponder2 (82 ) Thu 01 Aug

Brilliant service offered by Paul. Offered me a trial on Vintage Valves amplifier. What a difference they made to the depth and richness of sound! Highly knowledgeable guy, and very professional service. Recommended!
millarco (173 ) Sun 21 Jul

A very good service - sent me a selection of valves to try and I only had to pay for the ones I kept. Excellent.

paul20 (205 ) Address Verified Sep 2012 Tue 16 Jul

Paul is an extraordinary guy to deal with. He has helped me improve my system with the right selection of valves, he is always assertive and knowledgeable and this of course has improved my listening experience; my music will never be the same thanks to Paul. As he recommends, rolling the valves of your gear will lead to a new way of enjoying music. Cheers!
dana07 (51 ) Sun 26 May

all I can say about Paul is wow! he is a top bloke that totally knows his stuff regarding all NOS valves in the world and he has it all. Cant say I have met someone like him before, he puts TRUST in people by sending them valves to try to get a feel on what these valves can do and I am very impressed! He help me find the right valve tube (Amperex 6DJ8 / Bugle Boy) for my Aune T1 DAC and it has made my DAC a top notch device. Thanks again Paul, will find you again for 12AX7's soon!
cancer23 (402 ) Address Verified Feb 2012 Sun 26 May

I am very impressed with the service that Paul provided. He found an electric eye valve for my old Pye radio. He sent them down for me to try, on trust, he has old fashioned values. If anyone is looking for old valves go to Paul first.
pac11 (194 ) Address Verified Oct 2012 Mon 20 May

to all those traders out there, remember the days when trademe first started when you could trust most traders (kiwi's) to be honest, but not so much these days unfortuately, but this guy is still one of those guys you can trust 100%,sent me down 8 mullards nos valves, to tube roll,with no payment made to him &rolled them in my amp as he desribed them they were a beauitful sound,he's got just about every tube you can think of,or will find it for you,if he can,even from Russia,amazingly helpful.
ry5 (697 ) Address Verified Nov 2012 Tue 19 Feb

Paul is a great person to deal with. A Futura radio being restored needed a 6A7 valve, but was very difficult to find. Luckily I came across Paul's advertisement on Trademe and inquired. To my delight, he had new (unused) valve still in the original carton. He sent it securely to me by post, and the radio is happily singing now! Thanks Paul. Highly appreciate your service to the vintage radio enthusiasts. Sarath
electro22 (13 ) Address Verified Jan 2013 Wed 19 Dec

Paul has been a great help in finding the right values for my ears/system i have now had 5 pairs and what different a good valve makes Thanks Paul
luckyr (85 ) Thu 22 Nov

Paul supplied me with a quad of beautiful Vintage Mullard xf2's to try in my Yaqin amp. They are the most amazing tube I have used so far, it's safe to say they are staying put in the amp. Thanks Paul.
agilroy4g (301 ) Address Verified Sep 2012 Tue 20 Nov

Thankyou Paul great service with exceptional communication throughout the process . I will recommend with confidence to any one searching for tubes to enhance and breath new life into the old school amplifiers as well as up grades as was the case with my spark amp , all the best regards Clive Riley.
cjriley (32 ) Address Verified Apr 2013 Thu 15 Nov

I am a harmonica player and the problem with using guitar amps for harp is that guitars need hi gain valves in the pre amp section...not good for harp as it means you get feedback at very low volume settings on the amp, Pete sent me a selection of quality vintage low gain valves which I tried and swapped around till my amps gain was at the desired level, I can now drive my amp at a good working feedback free level. Pete's excellent service allowed me to get a harp friendly amp real easily..!!
mike581 (236 ) Address Verified Aug 2013 Fri 09 Nov

again paul has blown me away with a premium selection of vintage gold pin tubes to try in my cd player . e88cc
aimo5 (48 ) Thu 01 Nov

Vintage Audio Valves