Elekit TU-8500 Stereo Tube Preamplifier Kit


For the past 8 years, hobbyists have been asking for certain features to modify the TU-875 phono amp kit. The highly regarded Elekit designer, Mr. Fujita, has taken all those specific features and specifications into consideration and we are happy to welcome the release of the newly designed TU-8500 tube preamplifier kit.

Elekit TU-8500 Back

The new TU-8500 has a lot more improvements from its predecessor and has to stand its ground in a considerably more competitive marketplace.

Elekit TU-8500 Inside

Read the TU-8500 Reviews:

Wall Of Sound Reviews the TU-8500


Elekit TU-8500 Parts

Designed to fit perfectly with the Elekit TU-8200, this preamplifier kit makes an ideal accompaniment to the TU-8200.

Elekit TU-8200 and Elekit TU-8200

Make sure to read some of the Kit Reviews from our customers.

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    This kit went together so easily. It’s so well thought out and perfectly engineered. Japanese perfection. Takes about 4-5 hours. I upgraded the coupling caps to Mundorf supremes and the tubes to Mullard 12at7s that i picked up from this site. It sounds amazing, i’m absolutely in love with it.

    reviewed by: Jason Wanda

    This is a very nice quality kit. It went together easy and sounds very nice.

    reviewed by: Harry



  • VACUUM TUBES: Stock tube set 2 X 5965A or 12AU7
  • OP-amp: NJM2068DD X 2 (option -OPA2227P)
  • INPUT/OUTPUT Terminal : Phone IN x 1
  • LINE IN: 3 (3.5mm stereo jack (LINE3 priority) x 1)
  • PRE OUT: x1
  • Power voltage: AC100, 115, 200, 230V
  • IEC standard: 3P inlet
  • Rated current: 8W
  • Dimensions: W252 x H73 D270mm
  • Weight: Approx. 3.1kg (when assembled, excluded power cord)

    Line Amp
  • Max output voltage: 22Vrms (1kHz)
  • Gain: x3.1(9.8dB), x1.15(1.2dB)
  • Frequency response: (-3dB):2Hz - 70KHz /2Hz - 280kHz
  • SN ratio (IHF-A): 122dB /129dB

    Equalizer Amp
  • Cartridge: MM (Low) /MC (High) - select by switching
  • Max output voltage: 7.4V rms (1kHz)
  • Gain (1kHz): [MM]37dB / [MC]63db
  • SN ratio (IHF-A): [MM]108dB / [MC]88dB
  • Input resistance: [MM]50k ohm /[MC]100 ohm
  • RIAA equalization: Within +/-0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz)