Top 10 Best Tube Preamps
for May 2022

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ART TubeMPSTV3 Variable Valve Voicing Tube Mic Preamp With Limiter

ART TubeMPSTV3 Variable Valve Voicing Tube Mic Preamp With Limiter

by ART
What We like

Designed for years of continuous, reliable performance

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Product Features

  • Rugged all-steel construction
  • Dimensions: 5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs

Rugged all-steel construction Dimensions: 5.0"d x 5.5"w x 2.0"h Weight: 1.5 lbs

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P1 Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Valve Headphone Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp USB DAC APTX-HD

Douk Audio P1 Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Valve Headphone Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp USB DAC APTX-HD

by Nobsound
What We like

Exquisite appearance with proper size, blue and orange light decorating vacuum tube, makes it fashionable and attractive, bringing wonderful auditory and visual enjoyment, very suitable for home and desktop audio system.

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Product Features

  • Adopting NE5532 op amp+classic 47 headphone amp architecture which can drive 32-300 ohms headphones, and a bypass switch is specially designed to turn on/off the tone control, more convenient to enjoy original sound or obtain more delicate sound with treble and bass control knob, adding much fun and higher playability.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 (QCC3034) supporting APTX-HD lossless transmission. PC-USB (CM6642) supporting 24bit 192KHz and compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux system, matching well with many audio devices such as iPod, Phone, MP3 players, TV, Blu-ray players, Echo Dot, CD players, etc.
  • With 3 kinds of audio input(Bluetooth/USB/RCA) and 2 kinds of output(RCA/3.5mm headphone), P1 can be used as HiFi tube Preamp, USB DAC or headphone amp with HiFi clear, warm, dynamic, sweet tube sound, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.

Adopting ne5532 op amp+classic 47 headphone amp architecture which can drive 32-300 ohms headphones, and a bypass switch is specially designed to turn on/off the tone control, more convenient to enjoy original sound or obtain more delicate sound with treble and bass control knob, adding much fun and higher playability. With 3 kinds of audio input(bluetooth/usb/rca) and 2 kinds of output(rca/3.5mm headphone), p1 can be used as hifi tube preamp, usb dac or headphone amp with hifi clear, warm, dynamic, sweet tube sound, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience. Bluetooth 5.0 (qcc3034) supporting aptx-hd lossless transmission. pc-usb (cm6642) supporting 24bit 192khz and compatible with windows/mac/linux system, matching well with many audio devices such as ipod, phone, mp3 players, tv, blu-ray players, echo dot, cd players, etc.

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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ART TPS II Tube Preamplifier System

ART TPS II Tube Preamplifier System

by ART
What We like

Wide frequency response (5hz-50kHz) Enhanced OPL Output Protection Limiter Toroidal transformer

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Product Features

  • Analog output meter Enhanced ART Tube Technology Automatically switches between instrument and mic preamp
  • Variable Input Impedance Newly enhanced V3 Variable Valve Voicing LED input meter

Analog output meter enhanced ART tube technology automatically switches between instrument and mic preamp Variable input impedance newly enhanced v3 variable valve voicing led input meter

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Nobsound 12AX7 (ECC83) 12AU7 (ECC82) Vacuum Tube Preamp HiFi Preamplifier

Douk Audio Nobsound 12AX7 (ECC83) 12AU7 (ECC82) Vacuum Tube Preamp HiFi Preamplifier

by Nobsound
What We like

Excellent scaffolding design, reasonable, regular, symmetrical device layout, strictly respect the grounding line

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Product Features

  • Power Transformers 76 * 40 H250 0.35 sheets; Japan ALPS 16 A-type audio potentiometer
  • Improved circuit; Vacuum Tube: Shuguang 12AX7 (ECC83) * 2 / 12AU7 (ECC82) * 2 / 6Z4 * 2. Note: Tube models may vary according to supply chain. Their performance are the same.
  • Full aluminum chassis with wood side panel; 4 Set of stereo L/R RCA auido input, 1 set of RCA output

Improved circuit; vacuum tube: shuguang 12ax7 (ecc83) * 2 / 12au7 (ecc82) * 2 / 6z4 * 2. note: tube models may vary according to supply chain. their performance are the same. Full aluminum chassis with wood side panel; 4 set of stereo l/r rca auido input, 1 set of rca output Power transformers 76 * 40 h250 0.35 sheets; japan alps 16 a-type audio potentiometer

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Presonus BlueTube DP v2 2-Channel Mic/Instrument Tube Preamp

Presonus BlueTube DP v2 2-Channel Mic/Instrument Tube Preamp

by PreSonus
What We like

Compact 1/2U Rack-Mount chassis

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Product Features

  • Dual path, with both 12AX7 vacuum tube and solid-state gain stages
  • Combo mic/instrument inputs with class A XMAX mic Preamplifiers and 48V phantom power
  • 80 Hz high-pass filter, -20 dB pad, polarity-reverse switch
  • Tube drive tube-saturation control
  • Illuminated Analog VU input-level meter

Dual path, with both 12ax7 vacuum tube and solid-state gain stages Combo mic/instrument inputs with class a xmax mic preamplifiers and 48v phantom power Illuminated analog vu input-level meter 80 hz high-pass filter, -20 db pad, polarity-reverse switch Tube drive tube-saturation control

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HiFi 5654 Tube Phono Preamp for Turntable Stereo Preamp Headphone Amp w/VU Meter

Douk Audio HiFi 5654 Tube Phono Preamp for Turntable Stereo Preamp Headphone Amp w/VU Meter

by Douk Audio
What We like

Mini size and excellent performance: all designs full of details, such as solid aluminum alloy knob, gold-plated terminals, grey integrated moulding aluminum alloy shell decorates with built-in VU meter, looks vintage and elegant. Not only a MM/MC phono preamp, but also a stereo audio preamp and headphone amplifier, especially designed for the audiophiles who pursue HiFi sound.

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Product Features

  • Imported JAN5654 tubes and vintage warm sound: default comes 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.
  • 3.5mm headphone output and perfect circuit design: T4 PLUS also with built-in classic headphone amp circuit (2*NE5532), easily to drive 32-300 ohm headphones. Reasonable and advanced architecture, TI TPS5430+7205MOS for power management, TL071+JRC2068 phono preamp circuit etc., enjoy HiFi analog sound and first-class design with an unbeatable low cost.
  • Unique and amazing combination in the appearance: integrated T4 PLUS preamp with retro tubes and VU meter into a whole, the pointer dancing in the warm light with strong vintage feelings when enjoy HiFi music, dynamically decorates the audio system and give you a different acoustic enjoyment with large dynamic and sweet tube sound even in limited space.
  • MM /MC phono input, support multiple input impedance switch (1K/470/220/100/47/22/10), converts phono signal to line level signal, low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear sound. 3.5mm AUX input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, PC, MP3 etc., easier to drive amplifier or active speaker and greatly improve the sound quality.

3.5mm headphone output and perfect circuit design: t4 plus also with built-in classic headphone amp circuit (2*ne5532), easily to drive 32-300 ohm headphones. reasonable and advanced architecture, ti tps5430+7205mos for power management, tl071+jrc2068 phono preamp circuit etc., enjoy hifi analog sound and first-class design with an unbeatable low cost. Mm /mc phono input, support multiple input impedance switch (1k/470/220/100/47/22/10), converts phono signal to line level signal, low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear sound. 3.5mm aux input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, pc, mp3 etc., easier to drive amplifier or active speaker and greatly improve the sound quality. Unique and amazing combination in the appearance: integrated t4 plus preamp with retro tubes and vu meter into a whole, the pointer dancing in the warm light with strong vintage feelings when enjoy hifi music, dynamically decorates the audio system and give you a different acoustic enjoyment with large dynamic and sweet tube sound even in limited space. Imported jan5654 tubes and vintage warm sound: default comes 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.

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[2021 Upgrade] AIYIMA Tube T7 Audio 6N3 Tube Preamp Bluetooth 5.0 Warm Vacuum Buffer Preamplifier with Treble Bass Tone for Home Theater System

[2021 Upgrade] AIYIMA Tube T7 Audio 6N3 Tube Preamp Bluetooth 5.0 Warm Vacuum Buffer Preamplifier with Treble Bass Tone for Home Theater System

by YIMA TECH
What We like

With treble and bass adjustment,Using tube 6N3 design for easy replacement(6N3,6H3,396A,2C51,12B4A,GE5670,6H3n-E),soft voice.Adopt the Dual run amplifier chip NE5532P power conversion module

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Product Features

  • RCA input to the computer, CD, phone, iPod and other player and RCA output to the digital amplifiers, active multimedia audio devices for lossless audio(The RCA cables not included)
  • RCA/Bluetooth Audio input Manual switch mode, With DC12V/1.5 A power supply(Do not use a power supply exceeding 12V)
  • All aluminum alloy shell,heavy gold PCB,Build quality is surprisingly solid,Nice touch!With optimal integrated circuit to get powerful, dynamic and sweet sound

Rca/bluetooth audio input manual switch mode, with dc12v/1.5 a power supply(do not use a power supply exceeding 12v) Rca input to the computer, cd, phone, ipod and other player and rca output to the digital amplifiers, active multimedia audio devices for lossless audio(the rca cables not included) All aluminum alloy shell,heavy gold pcb,build quality is surprisingly solid,nice touch!with optimal integrated circuit to get powerful, dynamic and sweet sound

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AIYIMA T8 6N3 Digital Tube Preamplifier Bluetooth 5.0 Hi-Fi Headphone Vacuum Tube Preamp for Home Audio Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp PC-USB DAC APTX + with Remote Control

AIYIMA T8 6N3 Digital Tube Preamplifier Bluetooth 5.0 Hi-Fi Headphone Vacuum Tube Preamp for Home Audio Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp PC-USB DAC APTX + with Remote Control

by YIMA TECH
What We like

Adopt 6N3 tube vacuum design for easy replacement(such as 6N3,6H3,GE5657,396A,2C51,12B4A,GE5670,6H3n-E)with DC 12V power adapter,provide warm retro tube sound,With independent gain adjustment design for treble and bass

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Product Features

  • Multiple audio input methods,It Support Bluetooth 5.0/PC-USB/RCA inputs from various devices like iPod, Phone, MP3, TV, DVD players, laptop, desktop computer or other streaming media players etc.,It's a nice vacuum Headphone tube preamp exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound!
  • Tube T8 be used as a headphone tube preamplifier,Can Enjoy high-quality lossless music at any time,RCA/3.5mm headphone output(With priority),RCA output to the powered speaker,amplifier & passive speaker,Headphone output is suitable for 16~300 headphones and headset
  • QCC3031 Bluetooth 5.0,Support APT-X,APT-X LL lossless transmission,Signal transmission faster and stable,let your enjoy the HiFi sound!

qcc3031 bluetooth 5.0,support apt-x,apt-x ll lossless transmission,signal transmission faster and stable,let your enjoy the hifi sound! multiple audio input methods,it support bluetooth 5.0/pc-usb/rca inputs from various devices like ipod, phone, mp3, tv, dvd players, laptop, desktop computer or other streaming media players etc.,it's a nice vacuum headphone tube preamp exclusively designed for the customers who pursue hifi sound! tube t8 be used as a headphone tube preamplifier,can enjoy high-quality lossless music at any time,rca/3.5mm headphone output(with priority),rca output to the powered speaker,amplifier & passive speaker,headphone output is suitable for 16~300 headphones and headset

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HumanCentric Desktop Speakers with Tube Preamp and Bluetooth 5.0 | for Computers PCs Laptops or Phones | External Sound System Monitors or Computer Speakers for Home Office or Gaming Desk (Black)

HumanCentric Desktop Speakers with Tube Preamp and Bluetooth 5.0

for Computers PCs Laptops or Phones, External Sound System Monitors or Computer Speakers for Home Office or Gaming Desk (Black)

by HumanCentric
What We like

RETRO DESIGN: Integrated tube preamp with exposed vacuum tubes for high quality sound and a unique design

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Product Features

  • INCLUDED DESK STANDS: Includes a pair of custom speaker stands for the optimal listening angle
  • MULTIPLE CONNECTION OPTIONS: Connect to your speakers with Bluetooth 5.0, or a RIAA phono port for turntables, or an AUX input for any other source
  • FULL SPECS: Power - 30W RMS (R/L 15W+15W RMS), Signal to Noise Ration - 80dB, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) -
  • COMPACT SIZE, EXPANSIVE SOUND: Crystal clear highs up to 28 kHz with HyperFocus tweeters, and outsized bass response with airflow-guiding technology

Multiple connection options: connect to your speakers with bluetooth 5.0, or a riaa phono port for turntables, or an aux input for any other source Full specs: power - 30w rms (r/l 15w+15w rms), signal to noise ration - 80db, total harmonic distortion (thd) - Included desk stands: includes a pair of custom speaker stands for the optimal listening angle Compact size, expansive sound: crystal clear highs up to 28 khz with hyperfocus tweeters, and outsized bass response with airflow-guiding technology

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