Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design

Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio

If you have been intrigued by the rebirth of vacuum tubes as a way of reproducing music but are totally mystified about vacuum tubes and what they do, then Bruce Rozenblit wrote this book for you. This book is the best beginner's guide available on what vacuum tubes do and how to use them. Bruce shows you how to design the building blocks which turn tubes, resistors, capicitors, transformers, and other hardware into amplifiers which make beautiful music reproduction possible. On the other hand, if you've been using tubes for years, can read a schematic, and have assembled several amplifiers or preamplifiers, but never quite understood just what was going on in all that nice circuitry, then Bruce's book can unveil all the mysteries of amplification which you have wondered about all this time. Author Rozenblit starts with a simple, clear explanation of what a vacuum tube is, and how it works. In simple language with no unexplined jargon, he steps through the basic types of tubes, what tube characstics mean, how to read those funny charts, and understand specifications.

  • Brand: Brand: Audio Amateur Pubns
  • ASIN: 1882580133

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Design, Construction, Testing, Repairing & Upgrading, Volume 1

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Design, Construction, Testing,

The most complete and practical modern reference on audiophile vacuum tube technology! Destined to become a true classic in its field, this unique DIY design & construction manual presents the theory and practice of amplifier design & construction in a balanced way. For those who dislike formulas and want proven, practical, ready-to-build designs, dozens of such commercial, tried & tested circuits are explained and analyzed. Just get your soldering iron ready and start building! Absolute beginners will benefit from the methodological approach, starting with DC circuits, then moving into AC voltages and currents and their circuits. The first few chapters of Volume 1 are a complete training course in fundamentals of electronics. Although the focus is on audiophile or "hi-fi" vacuum tube amplifiers, those interested in tube guitar amps will also benefit from the wealth of material presented, most of which directly applies to tube guitar amps as well. Apart from various audio circuits, electronic components, power supplies and tests & measurements are also covered in depth. Even tube testing and tube testers are discussed at great length, as is troubleshooting, repairing and modifying (upgrading) tube gear. The advanced topics that other books don't even mention, such as audio tran...

  • ASIN: 0980622328

Mullard Tube Circuits for Audio Amplifiers

Mullard Tube Circuits for Audio

A reprint of a 1959 publication of Mullard Ltd., detailing high-quality circuits for audio amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and other stereophonic reproduction equipment. These designs were originated by Mullard engineers at the Mullard Applications Research Laboratory, and originally appeared in various magazine articles with notes on construction and assembly.

  • Brand: Brand: Audio Amateur Pubns
  • ASIN: 1882580036

GEC Audio Tube Data: Data & Amplifier Designs KT66, KT77 & KT88

GEC Audio Tube Data: Data & Amplifier Designs

2nd edition. Special reprint brings together information from several sources. Contains data on the KT66, KT77, and KT88 tubes along with suggested amplifier designs and a section of preamplifier designs.

  • ASIN: 1882580346

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Design, Construction, Testing, Repairing & Upgrading, Volume 2

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Design, Construction, Testing,

The most complete and practical modern reference on audiophile vacuum tube technology! Destined to become a true classic in its field, this unique DIY design & construction manual presents the theory and practice of amplifier design & construction in a balanced way. For those who dislike formulas and want proven, practical, ready-to-build designs, dozens of such commercial, tried & tested circuits are explained and analyzed. Just get your soldering iron ready and start building! Absolute beginners will benefit from the methodological approach, starting with DC circuits, then moving into AC voltages and currents and their circuits. The first few chapters of Volume 1 are a complete training course in fundamentals of electronics. Although the focus is on audiophile or "hi-fi" vacuum tube amplifiers, those interested in tube guitar amps will also benefit from the wealth of material presented, most of which directly applies to tube guitar amps as well. Apart from various audio circuits, electronic components, power supplies and tests & measurements are also covered in depth. Even tube testing and tube testers are discussed at great length, as is troubleshooting, repairing and modifying (upgrading) tube gear. The advanced topics that other books don't even mention, such as audio tran...

  • ASIN: 0980622336

Transformers for Tube Amplifiers: HOW TO DESIGN, CONSTRUCT & USE POWER, OUTPUT & INTERSTAGE TRANSFORMERS AND CHOKES IN AUDIOPHILE AND GUITAR TUBE AMPLIFIERS

Transformers for Tube Amplifiers: HOW TO DESIGN, CONSTRUCT

The only practical audio transformer design & construction manual in English languageThe design of chokes, small power transformers (those used in tube amplifiers and preamplifiers) and audio (output and interstage) transformers is such a specialist topic that even most electronics engineers would not even know how and where to start, let alone produce a finished, working transformer.Commercial transformers and chokes are available, but most are very expensive, and those that are reasonably priced usually aren’t of best quality. Plus, since they are such heavy and bulky components, international postage or courier costs are significant.The physical principles behind transformer operation are quite complex and mathematical modeling of transformers require strong mathematical skills, deterring amateurs and DIY enthusiasts from studying the subject. While some basic understanding of operational principles is necessary, luckily, transformer design can be greatly simplified by using a few basic rules-of-thumb formulas.Likewise, once you have a finished design (a detailed winding diagram), transformer winding & assembly is surprisingly easy. Apart from the materials (such as bobbins, laminations, insulation and magnet wire), all you need is a simple winding machine (can be of DIY var...

  • ASIN: 0980622387

Valve Amplifiers

Valve

Valve Amplifiers has been recognized as the most comprehensive guide to valve amplifier design, analysis, modification and maintenance. It provides a detailed presentation of the rudiments of electronics and valve design for engineers and non-experts. The source also covers design principles and construction techniques to help end users build their own tool from scratch designs that work. The author's approach walks the reader through each step of designing and constructing, starting with an overview of the essential working principles of valve amplifiers, the simple and complex stages, the process of linking the stages, and completing the design. The book is comprised of seven chapters all of which include a DIY guide discussion of practical aspects. The text starts with familiarization of the fundamentals of electronics, which are essential for designing and building valve amplifiers. Particular attention has been paid to providing solutions for questions that are commonly asked and faced by beginners in valve designing and construction. Valve Amplifiers is a masterful hands-on guide for both experts and novices who work with tube audio equipment, and for electronic hobbyists, audio engineers, and audiophiles. The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction ...

  • Brand: Newnes
  • ASIN: 0080966403

Vacuum Tube Amplifier Basics

Vacuum Tube Amplifier

This book is written for electronic hobbyist interested in working with vacuum tube circuits. A wide range of reference material related to vacuum tubes and audio are concise with examples and illustrations.Principles of vacuum tube operation includes function of grids, effect of tube capacitance, tube resistance, heat dissipation and voltage gain. A table of component values for the popular 12AX7 in various operating parameters simplifies amplifier stage design. Power supply sections cover vacuum tube and solid state rectifier conversion of AC to DC and DC filtering. A sample power supply is used to explain calculating loads, determining required transformer ratings and component values. Includes high voltage, bias and filament supplies.For the novice not versed in electronics several sections cover electronic basics. Includes how capacitors work, voltage, current, ohms law and reading circuit drawings.Working with electronics and vacuum tube circuits requires some math. Circuit calculations in this book use various forms of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Formulas are all solvable using a standard 12 digit calculator. Calculations are presented with examples.The last part of the book has amplifier project circuits with parts list and component layout drawing...

  • ASIN: 1500938866

Design of an Integrated Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Made Easy

Design of an Integrated Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Made

This book is a beginner's guide that brings you, from the basic concepts of vacuum tubes, up to the design of a complete integrated push-pull vacuum tube amplifier.This book first introduces the needed principles, to design and understand vacuum tube amplifiers. Then, it considers all relevant aspects for designing an integrated push-pull vacuum tube amplifier, including the power supply unit. Finally, a real integrated push-pull vacuum tube amplifier is designed from scratch, using the various concepts discussed in this book.This book makes an extensive use of figures and proposes several practical examples, to design various parts of the circuits and to compute values of the needed components. This significantly contributes to simplify some possibly difficult concepts addressed.The book is structured as follows:Chapter 1: "Introduction" introduces the book itself and gives some suggestions on how to read it.Chapter 2: "Vacuum tube basics" introduces the needed concepts to understand vacuum tubes. This is a very basic introduction needed for the non-initiated. If you already know what vacuum tubes are and how they operate, you can skip this chapter.Chapter 3: "Vacuum tubes as amplifiers" discusses how vacuum tubes can be used to obtain an amplifier. It introduces the concepts of...

  • ASIN: 1719810508

Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass, 2nd Edition

Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass, 2nd

Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass is the most comprehensive guide to the design of tube-based preamplifiers for musical instrument use, in a single volume. From the input to the phase inverter this book discusses in detail the inner workings and practical design of every part of a conventional guitar preamp, including the use of triodes, pentodes, tone controls, effects loops and much more. This second edition is fully revised and includes four new chapters covering noise, signal switching, topology, and grounding. Aimed at intermediate-level hobbyists and circuit designers, it explores how to manipulate distortion and maximise performance for the perfect tone. With easy-to-read explanations, minimal math and over 250 diagrams and figures, it is an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast!

  • ASIN: 0956154522
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