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We are a small midwestern business founded by a husband and wife team (Tyler and Chelsea). After collecting vacuum tubes and tube related gear for more than a decade as a way of supporting our hi-fi audio hobby, we have decided to take it to the next level.
Tyler’s audio interests began more than 20 years ago where most cool guys in the ’80s started—solid state stereo systems built to pump thousands of watts into booming subwoofers. But unlike most cool guys, he was interested in building systems that actually sounded better, not just bigger. That’s the interest that led him from solid state to tube audio. The latest amplifier he built was a whopping 0.75 watt of sweet tube sound.
This website combines Tyler’s tube audio expertise with Chelsea’s e-commerce experience. Starting this small business is our response to the challenges of this economy. We hope to gain enough momentum to be able to hire some folks in our neighborhood who are looking for work. We also hope you’ll enjoy the service and the prices we are able to offer with our low-overhead business model.

Selling vacuum tubes in a digital world featured on Minnesota Public Radio's website

TC Tubes, LLC
483 Hopkins Street
Saint Paul, MN  55130
TC Tubes specializes in precision testing and matching of vintage and new production vacuum tubes for guitar & bass players, audiophiles, and DIY tube audio enthusiasts. Our website features secure payment options and fast, convenient shipping around the world.

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