Custom built Vacuum Tube Amplifiers built with a vintage look.
Audio can be a subjective thing. People perceive it differently and have different expectations and different goals. There are many people that are able to purchase very expensive equipment with elaborate listening rooms. I suspect that there are more of us out there that can not. It is possible to enjoy the benefits of vacuum tube amplification without breaking the bank. That is my idea of Sound For the regular guy. You will notice the difference with vacuum tube amplification. Forget all the controversy on how or why not, just enjoy! You can learn to build it yourself.
- Lenard Audio – A good place to start your vacuum tube education.
- Basic Audio – A vintage book online by N.H. Crowhurst
- The Valve Wizard – From our friends in England
- Fun With Tubes – Max has a lot of good information on his web site
- Electronics For Non Engineers – Max’s text book
- Oestex – Another source of information
- Tube Books – If you haven’t already been there, Pete Millett has a lot of good info along with some good vintage vacuum tube books.
- National Valve Museum – Vintage Vacuum tube articles and projects.
If you are willing to put in some study time and have an interest in vacuum tube amplifiers, there are many books and web pages for your enjoyment. Experimenting is fun, and a little math goes a long way in understanding what is going on in a tube circuit. Forums and user groups are a good place to ask questions and learn from others. A good user group to join is the Fun With Tubes user group. instructions for joining can be found at the Fun With Tubes web site.