Building Valve Amplifiers, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 008096639X
  • ISBN-13: 9780080966397
  • DDC: 621.381535
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment--as an electronics hobbyist, audiophile or audio engineer. This 2nd Edition builds on the success of the first with technology and technique revisions throughout and, significantly, a major new self-build project, worked through step-by-step, which puts into practice the principles and techniques introduced throughout the book. Particular attention has been paid to answering questions commonly asked by newcomers to the world of the valve, whether audio enthusiasts tackling their first build or more experienced amplifier designers seeking to learn about the design principles and trade-offs of "glass audio." Safety considerations are always to the fore, and the practical side of this book is reinforced by numerous clear illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Construction.
2: Planning.
3: Metalwork for Poets.
4: Wiring.
5: Testing.
6: Test Equipment Principles.
7: Faultfinding to Fettling.
8: Performance Testing.
9: Examples.
10: Practical Projects.