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WESTERN ELECTRIC TUBES (click on links below to check stock) 300A / 300B Triode 301A Full-Wave Rectifier 306A / 307A 308A / 309A 310A / 310B Pentode 311A / 311B Pentode 313A / 313C / 313CA / 313CB 314A Full-Wave Rectifier 316A 323A / 323B 328A / 329A 331A Power Triode 336A 337A 338A / 339A 345A / 346B / 346C / 347A 348A / 349A 350A / 350B 351A / 352A / 353A 354A / 355A 357A / 367A 373A 374A 375A / 376C 383A / 384A / 386A / 387A 388A / 393A / 394A / 395A 396A Dual-Triode 397A / 398A / 399A / 399B

(Western Electric Inventory last updated on April 10th, 2014)

There is no bigger name in the history of vacuum tubes than Western Electric. Western Electric engineered, designed, produced or experimented with over 785 different tubes from 1913 - 1988. Many of these tubes were superb sounding audio tubes that are still in very high demand today. These tubes include the 101D, 205D/E, 211D/E, 274A/B, 300A/B, 310A, 348A, 350B, 396A, 417A, 421A and 437A, just to name a few. Tube World stocks one of the most extensive inventories of WE tubes on the planet. Stock changes daily and prices continue to increase due to the scarcity of most WE tubes. A variety of cryogenically treated Western Electric tubes called are in stock; 396A, 412A, 403B, 408A


300A / 300B WE Engraved Base 1930's (Large round "washer" getter halo appeared on all 300B "engraved base")
- sold out
300B WE 1951 yellow printed base (1940's - 1960's have rectangle "D" shape getter halo, superb sound) (1970's: ARE IN "BELL" TYPE WE BOXES WITH "ITALIC" PRINTING AND "SMALL ROUND GETTTER HALO") (1980's: ARE IN "BELL" TYPE WE BOXES AND HAVE "GOTHIC" PRINTING) 0)
301A Full-Wave Mercury Rectifier (301A=similar to type 83 with 1800PIV rating) (Used in 71B and 90A WE amplifiers) 1 tube $550) 301A WE NOS 1965 original box (60/40 and 62/40) (best 301A in many years) Buy 301A at
306A Pentode (306A has a 2.75V @ 2A Filament, Vplate = 300V, Iplate = 36ma)
307A Pentode (307A=VT-225 Sylvania / Ken-Rad, Identical to Western Electric, 6 Watt Pentode) (The 307A is a 306A with a quick heating filament, 5.5V @ 1A filament, 5-pin bayonet socket with top cap) - Peter Millett headphone amp - [ EDDIE CURRENT BALANCING ACT HEADPHONE AMP ] Buy 307A at
308A (250 Watt Audio Triode) (250 watt audio frequency triode, similar to 845)
309A Pentode 1 pair $199) 309A WE NOS 1960
310A Mesh-Shield 1940's (Voltage Amplifier Pentode) - Maison Audiophile Paris 300B Legend amp 1990 - Tektron 211 amp - WE amps
310A Small Punch Shield 1940's - 1950's (Voltage Amplifier Pentode) (310A has similar specs to 6C6 with magnitudes improvement in sound) - Maison Audiophile Paris 300B Legend amp 1990 - Tektron 211 amp - WE 91B amp - Shindo
310A Large Punch Shield (Voltage Amplifier Pentode) (310A has similar specs to 6C6 with magnitudes improvement in sound) - Maison Audiophile Paris 300B Legend amp 1990 - Tektron 211 amp - WE 91B amp - Shindo Buy 310A at single tubes: ------------ 1 tube $215) 310A WE NOS large punch 1967 original box (54/30) 1 tube $199) 310A WE NOS large punch "tilted glass" 1968 original box (60/30) 1 tube $125) 310A WE like new large punch "tilted glass" 1966 in white box (42/30)
310B Pentode (310A/310B: 10V Filament) (310B has very low noise, same ratings as 310A except lower Mu: 1200 vs 1350 for 310A) (310B=348A except for filament rating, type of base and type of grid cap) - Western Electric 106A preamp 1941 - Deja Vu preamp sold out
311A / 311B Pentode (311A/311B: 10V Filament) (Also see 329A=311A with 7.5V Filament) - Deja Vu preamp 311A: (buy 2 receive 5% discount) ---- 1 tube $150) 311A WE NOS 1948 original box with data sheet (55/30) (recommended) best single 1 tube $85) 311A WE "engraved base" used/75% in white box 1930's (42/30) 311B: ---- 1 pair $350) 311B WE NOS in white boxes 1 tube $175) 1964 NOS D getter halo (50/30) 1 tube $175) 1975 NOS O getter halo (50/30) 1 tube $165) 311B WE NOS 1967 glass slightly tilted, large getter, in white box (52/30) 311B USED: (buy 2 receive 5% discount, buy 4 receive 10% discount) (buy all 10 tubes listed below for $295.00) --------- 1 tube $65) 311B WE used/tests very good, getter slightly faded, 1961 (49/30) (best used tube) 1 tube $35) 311B WE used/tests like new, NO getter, slightly tilted top cap and glass, 1964 (58/30) 1 tube $35) 311B WE used/tests 75-80%, faded getter 1964 (47/30) 1 tube $30) 311B WE used/tests 75%, no getter, 1960 (45/30) 1 tube $30) 311B WE used/tests 75-80%, no getter, 1967 $28 (47/30) 1 tube $30) 311B WE used/tests 70-75%, some getter, 1967 $30 (44/30) 1 tube $30) 311B WE used/tests 75%, no getter, 1960 (45/30) 1 tube $25) 311B WE used/tests 65-70% getter faded 85% 1962 (40/30) 1 tube $30) 311B WE used/tests 65%, good getter, 1952 (38/30) 1 tube $20) 311B WE used/tests 60%, good getter 1960 (36/30)
313A / 313C / 313CA / 313CB / 313CC Cold-Cathode Gas Triode 0) 313A WE 0) 313C WE 0) 313CA WE 0) 313CB WE 0) 313CC WE
314A Full-Wave Mercury Vapor Rectifier (314A=similar to Type 83, but much lower PIV rating of 300 volts) (all tubes tested after 5 minute warm-up period) (front-side and back-side of tubes; mercury capsule) 1 pair $799) 314A WE Engraved base NOS 1930's in white boxes 1 tube) 60/40 and 64/40 1 tube) 60/40 and 64/40 1 pair $799) 314A WE Engraved base NOS 1930's in white boxes 1 tube) 60/40 and 66/40 1 tube) 60/40 and 66/40 1 pair $799) 314A WE Engraved base NOS 1930's in white boxes 1 tube) 60/40 and 64/40 1 tube) 60/40 and 64/40 1 pair $799) 314A WE Engraved base NOS 1930's in white boxes 1 tube) 60/40 and 64/40 1 tube) 60/40 and 63/40 7 tubes $389 ea) 314A WE Engraved base NOS 1930's in white boxes, mesh-getter 1 tube) 58/40 and 62/40 1 tube) 58/40 and 64/40 1 tube) 59/40 and 66/40 1 tube) 56/40 and 62/40 1 tube) 56/40 and 64/40 1 tube) 58/40 and 62/40 1 tube) 58/40 and 62/40
316A=VT-191 Triode (Doorknob) 316A Data: --------- filament = 2V filament current = 3.65 amps plate voltage = 400 volts plate current = 80 ma mu (amplification factor) = 6.5 transconductance = 2400 umhos plate resistance = 2700 ohms power output = 8.5 watts at 300Mhz 0) JAN-CW-316A WE
323A / 323B Half-Wave Thyratron (323B: Vfil=2.5V @ 7A, PIV=1250V, higher ratings than 323A) (The 393A replaced the 323B) sold out) 323A WE NOS 1 tube $35) 323B WE NOS 1961 1 tube $35) 323B WE NOS 1976 1 tube $35) 323B WE NOS 1983
328A Voltage Amplifier Pentode (328A=310A with a 7.5V filament) 0)
329A Low-Power Cathode Type Pentode (329A=311A with a 7.5V filament) 329A WE NOS 1950's - 1970's: (buy 2 pairs receive 5% discount) --------------------------- 1 platinum pair $175) 329A WE NOS 1966 1 tube) 51/31 1 tube) 52/31 1 platinum pair $175) 329A WE NOS 1966 1 tube) 50/31 1 tube) 50/31 1 pair $175) 329A WE NOS 1 tube) 53/31 (213=1952) 1 tube) 53/31 (5739=1957) 1 pair $175) 329A WE NOS 1956 1 tube) 52/31 (5626=1956) 1 tube) 53/31 (613=1956) 1 pair $175) 329A WE NOS same date codes (5652=1956) 1 tube) 48/31 1 tube) 48/31 1 pair $175) 329A WE NOS same date codes (552=1955) 1 tube) 49/31 1 tube) 51/31 1 pair $155) 329A WE NOS original boxes 1972 1 pair $155) 329A WE NOS original boxes 1972 1960's - 1970's: --------------- 1 tube $60) 329A WE NOS 1966 (43/31) 1 tube $75) 329A WE NOS 1966 (49/31) 1 tube $75) 329A WE NOS 1973 1 tube $75) 329A WE NOS 1976 1 tube $50) 329A WE like new 1948
331A Power Triode "Brass Base" (331A is similar to 805) (805 RCA in stock, next best option)
336A Power Pentode (used in speech-input equipment and 106-type amplifier) (Vfil=10V @ 640ma, Vplate=250V, Iplate=30ma, Mu=336, Gm=4200, Rp=80Kohms, Pout=3.5 watts, UX-6 base) (same as STC 4336A) (Vplate=250V, Vscreen=250V, Vgrid=-10V, Iplate listed below, above 50ma is very strong) listed below: 1 platinum pair $1150) 336A WE NOS original boxes - same date codes 1 tube) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (5652=1956) (60.0ma) 1 tube) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (5652=1956) (60.2ma) 1 platinum pair $1150) 336A WE NOS original boxes - same date codes 1 tube) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (539=1955) (60.0ma) 1 tube) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (539=1955) (59.8ma) 1 tube $575) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (5652=1956) (62.8ma and 34/16 on tv-7) 1 tube $575) 336A WE NOS D getter original box (5713=1956) (65.1ma and 33/16 on tv-7)
337A Pentode (UX-6 base, gold-plated grid, Filament=10V @ 320ma, similar to a type 78) SMALL PUNCH: ----------- sold LARGE PUNCH: ----------- 1 pair $249) 337A WE NOS large punch 1970 original boxes 1 tube) 33/21 1 tube) 33/21 listed below 1 tube $100) 337A WE "large punch" NOS 1966 slightly tilted glass (38/21) (recommended) (ON RIGHT) 1 tube $75) 337A WE "large punch" used/good (026=1950) on base but date is probably (6026=1960) with 6 wiped off base (32/21)
338A Argon Triode Thyratron (338A=similar to 885 RCA) 1 tube $60) 338A WE "engraved base" early 1940's like new 338A WE NOS: (buy 4 receive 10% discount) ----------- 2) (452=1954) same date codes original boxes $45 ea 1) (452=1954) original box $45 1) 1956 $45 2) 1957 same date codes original boxes $45 ea 1) 1962 original box $42 1) 1965 original box $42 2) 1977 original boxes $39 ea 1) 338A WE used/good 1965 small getter $24
339A Pentode 0) 339A WE NOS
345A Full-Wave Rectifier (full-wave rectifier similar to RCA 84/6Z4)
346B/C Cold Cathode Neon Triode Relay 8) 346B WE NOS $15 ea or (8 for $105) 8) 346C WE NOS 1971-1979 $15 ea or (8 for $105)
347A Triode (347A=octal base 262B with 6.3 volt filament) 1 pair $1475) 347A WE "engraved base" and "meshplate" test like new - large getters 1930's (recommended pair) 1 tube) 34/23 1 tube) 34/23 some scratches on base
348A Pentode (348A is similar to RCA 6J7 or 1620, sounds dramatically better and lasts longer) - WE 124 amp - Langevin 108A amp
349A Pentode (similar to 6F6G) (similar to 336A and 6F6G with heater current raised from 700ma to 1A) (349A: Vplate MAX = 250V)
350A Beam Power Tetrode (with top cap) (developed in 1939) (similar to 807 RCA and Raytheon RK-49) (Vfil=6.3V @ 1.6A, Vplate=500V, Iplate=85ma, Mu=430, Gm=6400, Rplate=67K, Pwatts=24) 1 tube $250) 350A National Union NOS with "350A" in white printing on base 1940's, small hairline crack in base, very tiny 1/16" glass ship inside tube (67ma)
350B WE Beam Power Tetrode (excellent replacement for 6L6G: Lots of headroom, bloom, 3D midrange and nice punchy bass) - WE 124 amps (124C, 124D) - Quad II Classic amp - Leben 660P SONIC COMMENTS: "Hi Brendan, Got the 350B tubes in; luckly I was able to match up a good quad using these, and some of mine. I'm using 3 W.E. 350B and one N.U., for my "Quad Classic monoblocks". Wow, what a great tube in this amp! This is fantastic! I've heard a lot of great tubes and amps, but this is special. It's music, 3d; just breathtaking good sound! I hope you get some more of these; if you do let me know and I'll be the first in line...thanks Brendan. Just wanted you to know that this was the best tube order I've placed yet; thanks a lot! Best Regards, Ralph"
350B National Union Beam Power Tetrode (very similar sound to 350B WE) sold out
351A Full-Wave Rectifier (351A=similar to 6X5G and same as 345A, but 351A has octal base) - Western Electric 1126C
352A Dual-Diode Triode (352A=Dual-Diode Triode, similar to 292A and 6R7G) 1 tube $69) 352A WE NOS 1961 original box (22/16) 1 tube $69) 352A WE NOS 1957 original box (23/16) 1 tube $65) 352A WE NOS 1973 white box 1 pair $120) 352A WE NOS 1974 original boxes (1 tube has tilted top cap)
353A Gas Triode (353A=Cold Cathode Neon Triode Relay, similar to 346C) 353A WE NOS 1962 listed below 353A WE NOS $19 ea: (10) 1950's (10 for $170) (1) 1956 (2) 1962 (1) 1966 (1) 1968
354A Thyratron (354A has 2.5V Filament @ 16A, Iplate max = 4A, Max peak anode to grid voltage = 1500V) (sold out)
355A Thyratron (355A is similar to 354A except max. plate voltage is 1500V for 354A versus 350V for 355A) 1 display tube $25) 355A WE dud with open filament 1961 listed below 1 tube $70) 355A Cetron NOS original box 1972 perfect condition, tests very good
357A HF Triode (similar to 833 RCA, 350 watts) Click here to see 357A WE
367A Tetrode (rebased 350B) (367A=electrically similar to 350B with different pinout and shorter/rounder glass shape, 367A was intended for higher frequencies than 350B) Click here to see 367A WE early 1940's
373A Pentode with "printing on top of glass" 1944-1946 (373A= Vfil=2V @ 250ma, Vplate=150V, Iplate=2ma, Mu=1900, Gm=1320, Rp=1.4M ohms) 373A with printing on top of glass 1944-1946 (reference picture) 1 tube $45) 373A WE used/very good 1944-1946, small size top getter (45/25) * 1 tube $25) 373A WE used/good 1944-1946, small size top getter (29/25) * 1 tube $25) 373A WE used/good 1944-1946, medium size top getter, slightly tilted glass (30/25) *
373A Pentode with "printing on base" 1946-1949 (373A= Vfil=2V @ 250ma, Vplate=150V, Iplate=2ma, Mu=1900, Gm=1320, Rp=1.4M ohms) sold) 373A WE (852=1948)
373A Pentode 1950-1970 (373A= Vfil=2V @ 250ma, Vplate=150V, Iplate=2ma, Mu=1900, Gm=1320, Rp=1.4M ohms) 1 tube $45) 373A WE used/like new 1966 small top getter, glass slightly tilted (54/25) * 1 tube $45) 373A WE used/like new 1961 small top getter (50/25) * 1 tube $40) 373A WE used/like new 1965 small top getter (44/25) * 1 tube $40) 373A WE used/like new 1966 small top getter (43/25) * 1 tube $32) 373A WE used/good 1961 small top getter (37/25) * 1 tube $22) 373A WE used/good 1950 good top getter (30/25) * 1 tube $22) 373A WE used/good 1966 large top getter (30/25) * 1 tube $22) 373A WE used/good 1963 medium top getter (32/25) * 1 tube $20) 373A WE used/good 1955 medium top getter (29/25) * 1 tube $20) 373A WE used/good 1955 large top getter (29/25) *
374A Power Pentode (374A= Vfil=3V @ 530ma, Vplate=135V, Iplate=18ma, Mu=210, Gm=3000, Rp=70K ohms, Pout=1.3 watts) 374A WE used/good 1950's - 1960's with "D" getter halo: ------------------------------------------------------ 1 tube $25) 374A WE used/good 1967 large top getter (23/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (22/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (21/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (22/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1965 small top getter (22/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (22/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1966 medium top getter (21/14) * 1 tube $22) 374A WE used/good 1966 medium top getter (22/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1965 small top getter (19/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1971 small top getter (19/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (19/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (19/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1966 small top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1969 large top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1963 medium top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $19) 374A WE used/good 1967 medium top getter (20/14) * 1 tube $15) 374A WE used/good 1965 large top getter (17/14) * 1 tube $15) 374A WE used/good 1967 large top getter (17/14) * 1 tube $15) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (17/14) * 1 tube $15) 374A WE used/good 1967 small top getter (17/14) *
375A Pentode (20V filament, Vplate max=130V) 375A WE NOS $35 ea: (1) 1952 (1) 1952 glass slightly tilted (1) 1956 (3) 1963 (4) 1964 (1) 1966 (3) 1968 (1) 1971 (1) 1973 (1) 1974 (2) 1975 4) 375A WE used/test like new and similar 1950 $30 1) 375A WE NOS broken center guide pin 1954 $25 1) 375A WE used/tests like new 1964 $25 1) 375A WE used/tested 1950 $18
376C Cold Cathode / 377A Dummy Plug 5) 376C WE NOS $20 4) 377A WE NOS $4
383A Triode / 384A / 386A / 387A 0) 383A WE NOS 0) 384A WE NOS with flying leads (UHF Receiving Pentode) 0) 386A WE NOS with flying leads (Pentode) 0) 387A WE Click here to see 384A and 386A Western Electric
388A Triode (Filamentary air-cooled triode, very short tungsten leads, fin-type grids, hard glass envelope, graphite plates, doorknob bulb) (Vfil=1.5V @ 9A) 4 display tubes $15 ea) 388A WE NOS with low emission in original boxes 1940's
393A Mercury-Vapor Thyratron (similar to 3C23, 7410)(2.5Vfil @ 7A, peak anode to grid volate = 1250, ST-16 bulb) 2 tubes $55 ea) JAN-393A WE NOS 1944-1945 in original military boxes (2 for $100) 1 tube $45) 393A GE made for WE NOS 1940's original box, strong output 3) 393A GE made for WE test like new 1940's $25 ea (3 for $65)
394A Thyratron - Larry Moore amp/preamp sold out
395A Cold-Cathode Tube (the 395A and 727A are similar except the 727A cannot stand high mechanical shock) 50) 395A WE NOS $20 (10 for $179)
396A=2C51 Dual Triode (5670 sub, JW-2C51 first issued in October, 1951 with slightly different Iplate and Gm limits) TO BUY 396A=2C51 Western Electric
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JW-396A or JW-2C51 1940's - 1960 "D" getter halo (recommended for HAVANA, Shanling) TO BUY 396A=2C51 Western Electric
Kuhl-Tube cryo-treated pairs: ---------------------------- 0 pair $189) JW-2C51 WE NOS Kuhl-Tube cryo in white boxes 0 tube) 34-35/26 (6026=1960) 0 tube) 34-35/26 (613=1956) 0 pair $149) JW-2C51/396A WE NOS Kuhl-Tube cryo in white boxes 0 tube) 31-33/26 (852=1958) 0 tube) 30-32/26 (6026=1960)
396A WE Kuhl-Tube Dual Triode (special-selected cryogenically frozen 396A WE) (These are the best sounding 396A available; very quiet, detailed, smooth 396A) SONIC COMMENTS: -------------- The 396A WE cryo treated pair arrived safe and sound some time ago. The 396A WE Cyro is a huge improvement over the stock 'chinese?' 5670. The background noise is non-existent, and I have an all tube setup: AI M3A and a 7 watt S/E 300B power amp, and dynamics are improved by an order of magnitude! The 396A tubes arrived safely to me (Sweden) yesterday. Directly I changed the (non cryo) WE 396A to your WE 396A. Having Mullard EL34 in the amps I started to listen and WOW! how is this possible? The music just came to me!! (Cowboy Junkies-Live double CD) NOW in perfect 3D, hearing the female voice floating in the room and ALL the subliminal nuances from the instruments in full glory AND later in the night changing the Mullards to Svetlana Cryo-Valve transformed the 3D to an almost perfect HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT! This with Brimars 6SL7 and 6SN7 driver tubes. Tonight I try B65 and ECC33 Mullard for the 6SN7 part as I have found the Brimar 6SL7 outstanding as a tube in my amps, but ECC33 are still better, with B65 a little more "smeared". In short: The difference from China "396a" to WE was great , BUT changing to WE 396A cryo pair was a "shock" (positive) and as I see it you could charge 1000$ a pair for these tubes if you only see the performance. I surely would recommend all serious tube-lovers to try your cryo-tubes and for my part I dont understand the "fuzz" about "high-price" as Brendan takes the extra work and pin-points out the very best tubes in the business saving us some negative (and there are many) beings of inferior tubes.
397A Reflex Klystron 0)
398A Power Pentode (398A is similar to 374A) 0) 398A Click here to see 398A WE
399A Pentode / 399B Pentode (399A/B=similar to 1T4 except for filament voltage) 0) 399A WE NOS 1 tube $16) 399B WE used/good 1954 (22/18) 1 tube $16) 399B WE used/good 1958 (22/18) 1 tube $16) 399B WE used/good 1952 (21/18) (3 tubes for $45)
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