The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps

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Date

November 5, 2011

Format

Mixed media product, 368 pages

ISBN

0071753222 / 9780071753227

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Your Price

45.00



Overview


Main description

Incorporate the "tube sound" into your home audio system

Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist.

Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You'll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps.

Coverage includes:

  • Principles and operational theory behind vacuum tubes
  • Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications
  • Circuit layout, connections, and physical construction
  • Finding and selecting the right components for the project
  • Power supplies for vacuum tube circuits
  • Preamplifier and power amplifier circuits
  • Performance measurement
  • Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Tips on building your own tube-based system--and having fun in the process

This book is intended for hobbyists interested in adding the tube sound to any audio system. (Readers looking for high-performance audiophile books are urged to consider the McGraw-Hill books by Morgan Jones.)

Learn more at www.vacuumtubeaudio.info

Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.


Table of contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Vacuum Tube Audio Applications
Chapter 2: Vacuum Tube Principles
Chapter 3: Vacuum Tube Circuits
Chapter 4: Interconnection, Interface, and Operating Environment
Chapter 5: Construction Considerations
Chapter 6: Safe Handling of Vacuum Tubes
Chapter 7: Vacuum Tube Audio Circuits
Chapter 8: Performance Verification





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