Top 10 Best Phono Preamp Tubes
for May 2022

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Little Bear T7 Vacumn Tube Mini Phono Stage RIAA MM Turntable Preamp & HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier (Black)

Little Bear T7 Vacumn Tube Mini Phono Stage RIAA MM Turntable Preamp & HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier (Black)

by Douk Audio
What We like

Its mini size makes it more portable and be suited for a variety of scenarios and Its alluminum body makes it strong and elegant.

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Product Features

  • This product can be used as a MM Turntable Preamp or a HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier and can provide high fidelity and warm sound beyond your expectation.
  • Upgrades of the new version: The gain switch is moved from inside to outside. Customers can adjust its gain more conveniently; The circuit is optimized and the noise is lower.
  • Please do not connect T7 to any inferior Bluetooth digital amplifiers except Class T digital amplifiers, since all Class D amplifiers have very loud background noise.
  • Its tube(6J1) can be directly replaced with tubes like 5654, 6AK5, EF95 .etc

This product can be used as a mm turntable preamp or a hifi tube pre-amplifier and can provide high fidelity and warm sound beyond your expectation. Upgrades of the new version: the gain switch is moved from inside to outside. customers can adjust its gain more conveniently; the circuit is optimized and the noise is lower. Please do not connect t7 to any inferior bluetooth digital amplifiers except class t digital amplifiers, since all class d amplifiers have very loud background noise. Its tube(6j1) can be directly replaced with tubes like 5654, 6ak5, ef95 .etc

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AIYIMA Tube T3 HiFi Tube MM Phono Preamp for Turntable MM Phonograph Stereo Audio Tube Preamplifier with Gain Adjust for Phono Turntable Record Player

AOSHIKE AIYIMA Tube T3 HiFi Tube MM Phono Preamp for Turntable MM Phonograph Stereo Audio Tube Preamplifier with Gain Adjust for Phono Turntable Record Player

by AIYIMA
What We like

Package Comes with a pair of free 6A2 tubesTubes easy to replacement(Can be replaced by 6K4/6J1/6J2/6J4/GE5654/6AK5/ 6*1n) sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.

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Product Features

  • Excellent appearance and strong structureThe mini MM tube Preamplifier build quality is surprisingly solid,Metal shell,exquisite appearance design,Nice touch!Reasonable internal structure ensure HiFi sound quality and low noise,Let you enjoy sweet and warm sound quality
  • With DC12V power supplyWith gain adjustment switch, convenient to match better with different audio signalsogy,with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for MM record players and other audio sources
  • Multiple input methodsTo meet your differernt needs,Our this Tube MM Phono Preamplifier have Two input ways:MM signal input(MM Turntable) and 3.5mm AUX input
  • Suitable for multiple scenariosIt can be used as a MM phono preamp or a tube preamp for amplifier, compatible with many audio devices such as MM record player, CD players, DAC, phone,TV, MP3 players, computers And so on.

With dc12v power supplywith gain adjustment switch, convenient to match better with different audio signalsogy,with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for mm record players and other audio sources Multiple input methodsto meet your differernt needs,our this tube mm phono preamplifier have two input ways:mm signal input(mm turntable) and 3.5mm aux input Excellent appearance and strong structurethe mini mm tube preamplifier build quality is surprisingly solid,metal shell,exquisite appearance design,nice touch!reasonable internal structure ensure hifi sound quality and low noise,let you enjoy sweet and warm sound quality Suitable for multiple scenariosit can be used as a mm phono preamp or a tube preamp for amplifier, compatible with many audio devices such as mm record player, cd players, dac, phone,tv, mp3 players, computers and so on.

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Bellari VP130 MK2 Tube Phono Preamp/Headphone Amplifier

Bellari VP130 MK2 Tube Phono Preamp/Headphone Amplifier

by Bellari
What We like

I was surprised by how attractive and well balanced it sounded: smooth and warm, yet open and crisply detailed. The Bellari seemed to create a sound that was rich, natural and appealing. Surface noise was low, and the music emerged from a crisp, clean, quiet background. It was an excellent sound by almost any standards; one I was very happy to listen to. An excellent performer at a very reasonable price! Jimmy Hughes, HiFi

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Product Features

  • The Bargain of a Lifetime Tube Phono Stage. For (this price), the Bellari Tube Phonostage offers warm musical sound and may be just what the doctor ordered for those who want to get into analog without loading up the credit card. The Absolute Sound
  • Equalization: RIAA +/- .9 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz THD .05% @ 1KHz S/N Ratio: 103 dB, unweighted Crosstalk: -75 dB Size: 6w x 2.5h x 5.4d
  • Cartridge Compatibility: Moving Magnet or High output Moving Coil Gain: 38.9 dB gain @ 1kHz with 12AX7 Tube Input Impedance: 47k ohms Output Impedance: 8-200 ohms Headphone, 100 ohms RCA
  • It vividly and naturally recreates recordings and has a uncanny ability to compliment any turntable. The Bellari VP130 further defines its position as the price-to-performance world-beater, do-everything-well, high fidelity phono preamplifier. You need vacuum tubes in your life, and the 12AX7 tube in the VP130 is the perfect audio upgrade to your system.

Equalization: riaa +/- .9 db, 20hz to 20khz thd .05% @ 1khz s/n ratio: 103 db, unweighted crosstalk: -75 db size: 6w x 2.5h x 5.4d The bargain of a lifetime tube phono stage. for (this price), the Bellari tube phonostage offers warm musical sound and may be just what the doctor ordered for those who want to get into analog without loading up the credit card. the absolute sound Cartridge compatibility: moving magnet or high output moving coil gain: 38.9 db gain @ 1khz with 12ax7 tube input impedance: 47k ohms output impedance: 8-200 ohms headphone, 100 ohms rca It vividly and naturally recreates recordings and has a uncanny ability to compliment any turntable. the Bellari vp130 further defines its position as the price-to-performance world-beater, do-everything-well, high fidelity phono preamplifier. you need vacuum tubes in your life, and the 12ax7 tube in the vp130 is the perfect audio upgrade to your system.

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Vacuum Tube Preamp MM MC Phono Stage Desktop Headphone Amp

Douk Audio Vacuum Tube Preamp MM MC Phono Stage Desktop Headphone Amp

by Douk Audio
What We like

With headphone output and perfect design: can be used as a headphone amplifier to drive 32-300 ohm headphones. Reasonable and advanced circuit and high-quality components, such as power 3PCS JRC2608 op amps, high-end power management part etc.

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Product Features

  • Unique appearance and proper size: vertical placement design, black solid aluminum chassis with wire drawing and frosted technology, looks cool and distinctive, both enjoyment of auditory and visual, very suitable for the audiophiles who pursue HiFi sound.
  • Pluggable Vacuum tube design and HiFi sound: using 6A2 tubes to soften, sounds warm and delicate, full and mellow, much softer and more listenable. Can be directly replaced by 6J1/6J4/ GE5654/6AK5/6*1N to enjoy different sound styles.
  • Douk Audio T3 PLUS can be used as a MM/MC phono preamp, a tube audio preamp and a headphone amplifier, powerful function in mini size, specially designed for various requirements.
  • Multiple audio inputs for different purposes: with 3.5mm AUX and phono inputs, supports both MM and MC cartridges, compatible well with different MM/MC record players and other audio devices to satisfy different demands.

Pluggable vacuum tube design and hifi sound: using 6a2 tubes to soften, sounds warm and delicate, full and mellow, much softer and more listenable. can be directly replaced by 6j1/6j4/ ge5654/6ak5/6*1n to enjoy different sound styles. Unique appearance and proper size: vertical placement design, black solid aluminum chassis with wire drawing and frosted technology, looks cool and distinctive, both enjoyment of auditory and visual, very suitable for the audiophiles who pursue hifi sound. Douk Audio t3 plus can be used as a mm/mc phono preamp, a tube audio preamp and a headphone amplifier, powerful function in mini size, specially designed for various requirements. Multiple audio inputs for different purposes: with 3.5mm aux and phono inputs, supports both mm and mc cartridges, compatible well with different mm/mc record players and other audio devices to satisfy different demands.

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Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

by Douk Audio
What We like

With gain adjustment switch(OFF-39dB-42dB-45dB), convenient to match better with different audio signals, the front panel are machined with wire drawing and frosted technology, looks more fashionable and distinctive.

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Product Features

  • Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for MM record players and other audio sources.
  • Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure HiFi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2PCS 6A2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6K4 / 6J1 / 6J4 / GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • With MM signal input and 3.5mm AUX input(with priority), can be used as a MM phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as MM record player, phone,TV, MP3 players, CD players, DAC, computers etc. to satisfy different demands.
  • Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.

With mm signal input and 3.5mm aux input(with priority), can be used as a mm phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as mm record player, phone,tv, mp3 players, cd players, dac, computers etc. to satisfy different demands. Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for mm record players and other audio sources. Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure hifi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2pcs 6a2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6k4 / 6j1 / 6j4 / ge5654 / 6ak5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience. Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.

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HiFi Stereo Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Amplifier MM Phono Amp for Turntables 320W

Douk Audio HiFi Stereo Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Amplifier MM Phono Amp for Turntables 320W

by Douk Audio
What We like

Perfect Design & Powerful function: with tone control, easy to get more smooth and delicate sound by adjusting treble and bass knob, and bypass function is added to enjoy original sound. A bassboost switch is specially designed to greatly enhance bass effects, the shocking auditory effects make you feel like in the cinema.

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Product Features

  • Super large output power & low frequency output: adopting TDA7498E amp IC whose max output power can reach 160W+160W(4), and equipped with 32V/5A power supply, easily to drive most home passive speakers. And adding subwoofer output, convenient to connect active subwoofer and build 2.1 stereo audio system.
  • Exquisite Appearance & Proper Size: metal black case and vacuum tube with blue and orange decorating light looks fashionable and attractive, designed input switch / bass and tone pass & bypass switch, very convenient to use and suitable for stereo home and desktop audio system.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 & Stereo RCA & MM Phono inputs: MM phono input, converts phono signal to line level signal and amplify it, with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear and clean sound. 3.5mm AUX input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, MP3 etc. and provide enough output power for passive speaker, greatly improve the sound quality.
  • JAN5654 vacuum tube & HiFi Sound: default with JAN5654 tubes, improves everything associated with your music such as detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, dynamic, tone etc., much better than 6J1 series especially in human voice. Pluggable tube socket for tube rolling and sound-shaping, easy to pick from and alter the sound signature to one's preference.

Exquisite appearance & proper size: metal black case and vacuum tube with blue and orange decorating light looks fashionable and attractive, designed input switch / bass and tone pass & bypass switch, very convenient to use and suitable for stereo home and desktop audio system. Jan5654 vacuum tube & hifi sound: default with jan5654 tubes, improves everything associated with your music such as detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, dynamic, tone etc., much better than 6j1 series especially in human voice. pluggable tube socket for tube rolling and sound-shaping, easy to pick from and alter the sound signature to one's preference. Super large output power & low frequency output: adopting tda7498e amp ic whose max output power can reach 160w+160w(4), and equipped with 32v/5a power supply, easily to drive most home passive speakers. and adding subwoofer output, convenient to connect active subwoofer and build 2.1 stereo audio system. Bluetooth 5.0 & stereo rca & mm phono inputs: mm phono input, converts phono signal to line level signal and amplify it, with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear and clean sound. 3.5mm aux input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, mp3 etc. and provide enough output power for passive speaker, greatly improve the sound quality.

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Pro-Ject: Tube Box DS2 Phono Preamp - Silver

Pro-Ject: Tube Box DS2 Phono Preamp

Silver

by Pro-Ject
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Bellari VP130 Mm Tube Phono Preamplifier With Headphone Amplifier

Bellari VP130 Mm Tube Phono Preamplifier With Headphone Amplifier

by MUSIC HALL
What We like

Headphone Output with variable Level control

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Product Features

  • Compact phono stage
  • RIAA Equalization
  • For Moving Magnetic and high output cartridges.
  • Output tube: 12AX7

Riaa equalization Output tube: 12ax7 Compact phono stage For moving magnetic and high output cartridges.

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Nobsound Little Bear T11 6N2/12AX7 Vacuum&Valve Tube Phono Turntable Preamplifier; MM RIAA LP Vinyl Record Player Preamp; Stereo HiFi Audio Pre-Amplifier

Nobsound Little Bear T11 6N2/12AX7 Vacuum&Valve Tube Phono Turntable Preamplifier; MM RIAA LP Vinyl Record Player Preamp; Stereo HiFi Audio Pre-Amplifier

by Nobsound
What We like

On the bottom of the description, there is a few Q&A for buyers who might meet the humming problem. If you encounter a similar issue, please check those tips, which have covered most of conditions.

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Product Features

  • Little Bear T11 is a pure tube phono preamplifier working with MM cartridge turntables only. Please make sure your turntable is equipped with a PHONO signal output instead of a LINE output.
  • Supporting 6N2/12AX7 tubes, which offers many replaceable tubes for you like 6H2,6H2n (For 6N2 type) and 12AX7B,6N4(9PIN),ECC83,5751 (For 12AX7 type).
  • Adopting a conventional active RIAA equalization phono stage circuit. There is 3 metal covers and 4 acrylic covers for those tubes. And you will be able to choose which type as you like.
  • Little Bear T11 is based on T10 with improvement. Compared to T10, T11 has lower background noise at normal volume. Its sound performance is better with increased liveness.

Adopting a conventional active riaa equalization phono stage circuit. there is 3 metal covers and 4 acrylic covers for those tubes. and you will be able to choose which type as you like. Little bear t11 is based on t10 with improvement. compared to t10, t11 has lower background noise at normal volume. its sound performance is better with increased liveness. Little bear t11 is a pure tube phono preamplifier working with mm cartridge turntables only. please make sure your turntable is equipped with a phono signal output instead of a line output. Supporting 6n2/12ax7 tubes, which offers many replaceable tubes for you like 6h2,6h2n (for 6n2 type) and 12ax7b,6n4(9pin),ecc83,5751 (for 12ax7 type).

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Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 Phono Preamplifier - Black

Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 Phono Preamplifier

Black

by Pro-Ject
What We like

Fully discreet circuit design without OpAmps

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Product Features

  • External power adaptor and multiple internal power supplies
  • Sandwich alu/metal casing protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference
  • Suitable for MM and MC cartridges
  • Ultra low noise circuitry with FET input stage

Ultra low noise circuitry with fet input stage External power adaptor and multiple internal power supplies Sandwich alu/metal casing protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference Suitable for mm and mc cartridges

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