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Vintage looking Vacuum tubes

 
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Vintage looking equipment conjures up a warm feel of a bygone age and is still available today, however its not practical for everyone.
If not a brand new design which can be very expensive, it can require a working knowledge and require maintenance and sourcing of discontinued parts.   
Acetek tubes hope help fill this gap. Above on the left are working models of the Vintage looking 3+3 watt bluetooth amplifier with built in speakers.
They were made to show what could be achieved with a little time using the vintage looking LED vacuum tubes and a bluetooth amplifier tube.

The glow tubes, amplifier tube and speakers are real, the other components (transformers and box) you can see are not
and are made from MDF wood and just painted and sprayed to present a look of realism.
Finally the oak block on the right contains 3xAA batteries under the metal plate to operate as an totally independant sound level meter.
 


Magic eye

ME5V-SIM

 

Colours available

  • red
  • blue
  • green
  • white

Sound level meter
Vintage looking vacuum tubes

Sound effect tube (single colour)
These vintage looking tubes only require a 4.5 to 5 volt power supply to operate. The clear tube houses a built in microphone which controls the white LED glow tube to react to sound. Another LED produces a orange glow at the base of the tube mimicing the heating element found in original vacuum tubes. Unlike real vacuum tubes these draw very little current and would run for many weeks on just 3 x AA battery cells. Inside there is a sound level adjustment potentiometer to help match level when multiple valves are used together.

 
Voltage: 4.5 to 5v dc
Sound level:  adjustable
Current : <10ma
Size: 120mm x 25mm
Power Connection: Phono 
 
 
 
 

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Magic eye

ME5V-VARI

 

Colours available

  • RED green
  • BLUE red

video

Sound level meter
Vintage looking vacuum tubes

Sound effect tube (vari-colour)
 
These vintage looking tubes only require a 4.5 to 5 volt power supply to operate. The clear tube houses a built in microphone which controls the white LED glow tube to react to sound. Another LED produces a orange glow at the base of the tube mimicking the heating element found in original vacuum tubes. The tubes draw very little current and would run for many weeks on just 3 x AA battery cells. In this version the top of the white glow tube glows when there is no sound, as the sound increases the the bottom of the glow tube illuminates. As the sound increases the top of the glow tube start to diminishing. This mixing of light colours has an effect of a colour band raising and falling with the sound. see video
 
Voltage: 4.5 to 5v dc
Sound level:  adjustable
Current : <10ma
Size: 120mm x 25mm
Power Connection: Phono 
 
 
 
 
Video shows "BLUE-red" version 

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ME5V-VARI


Colour


Magic eye

ME5V-PEAK

 

Colours available

  • red green
  • blue red

video

Sound level meter
Vintage looking vacuum tubes

Sound effect tube (Peak-colour)
 
These vintage looking tubes only require a 4.5 to 5 volt power supply to operate. The clear tube houses a built in microphone which controls the white LED glow tube to react to sound. Another LED produces a orange glow at the base of the tube mimicing the heating element found in original vacuum tubes. The tubes draw very little current and would run for many weeks on just 3 x AA battery cells. With no sound the white glow tube produces no light, as the sound increases the colour at the bottom of the tube increases, when the sound reaches a louder level the top of the tube illuminates as it hits the peak. see video.
 
Voltage: 4.5 to 5v dc
Sound level:  adjustable
Current : <10ma
Size: 120mm x 25mm
Power Connection: Phono 

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Amplifier

BT335-VAC

 

available

  • 3+3 watts

bluetooth amplifiers
Vintage looking vacuum tubes

Bluetooth amplifier (3+3 watts)
 
A single vintage looking bluetooth amplifier tube only require a 5v dc supply and 2 x 4ohm speakers. They are supplied with a matching 6 pin plug.
 
Voltage:  5v dc
Output: 3 + 3 watts 
Current : upto 1.5 amp
Size: 120mm x 25mm
Connector :6pin socket

BT335-VAC



Speakers

SP50-3W4OM

 

available

  • 3 watts

3 watt speakers
Speakers 3 watts

Pair of 3 watt speakers 
 
These full range 50mm speakers are extremely well suited to the our valve amplifier. The have a fantastic frequency responce which is helped by the extened excursion range and the large magnet.
When installed into the correct size cabinet the sound is very full and rounded and normally achieved with much bigger speakers. 
 
Output: 3 watts
Impeadance 4 ohms 
Hole cutout Size:50mm
Weight : 66g
magnet size: 40mm x 10mm
 

Pair of 3 watt speakers




UK Adaptors

 

5 vdc UK plug 

 

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UK Adaptors
 
These UK power adaptor are suited for use with the following: 
  • All vacuum valve products
  • TV simulator 5v
  • Special T-Bar 5v
Adaptor voltage: 100-240vac
Small size: 90mm x 60mm x 50mm
Output voltage: 5vdc 1amp
Cable length:170cm
Packed weight approx: 0.120kg 

UK Adaptors