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    Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design (Book)

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    mantha3

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    Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design (Book)

    Post by mantha3 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:09 pm

    So Christmas is coming. I was thinking for 20 bucks the book "Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design
    " may be cool. I just built my new ST-120... I'd like to get to know more about what is going on under the hood and in those tubes.

    The book does some highlights on "all-time classic tube amplifier designs" It highlights 12 classic tube amps. Jefferson 2A3, the Williamson, The McIntosh MC-60, and the Marantz Model 5 are some of the 12.

    It would be nice to know if the ST-70 is in this... You'd think the best selling amp may be.

    anyone have this book? Should I get another book?

    Luddite

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    Age : 66
    Location : Texas

    Re: Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design (Book)

    Post by Luddite on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:41 pm

    mantha3 wrote:So Christmas is coming. I was thinking for 20 bucks the book "Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design
    " may be cool. I just built my new ST-120... I'd like to get to know more about what is going on under the hood and in those tubes.

    The book does some highlights on "all-time classic tube amplifier designs" It highlights 12 classic tube amps. Jefferson 2A3, the Williamson, The McIntosh MC-60, and the Marantz Model 5 are some of the 12.

    It would be nice to know if the ST-70 is in this... You'd think the best selling amp may be.

    anyone have this book? Should I get another book?

    I have a copy of this book. The Dynaco ST-70 amplifier is not featured, but the MK III is, as well as the PAS-2 preamplifier. Overall it is a fairly good, although not extensive, tutorial on tube design.

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

    mantha3

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    Re: Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design (Book)

    Post by mantha3 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:32 am

    Let me know if you think another book would be good for someone pretty new to the tube amp.

    I appreciate you responding.

    Luddite

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    Age : 66
    Location : Texas

    Re: Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design (Book)

    Post by Luddite on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:30 pm

    mantha3 wrote:Let me know if you think another book would be good for someone pretty new to the tube amp.

    I appreciate you responding.

    I do recommend this book and additionally I suggest the following (check used book stores, Ebay, Antique Electronics Supply or Old Colony Sound websites, etc.):

    1. A 1950's to 1970's edition of the USN "Basic Electronics" training manual

    2. A 1970's vintage RCA tube manual

    3. Copies of mid 20th century radio or electronics magazines (many contain tutorial type articles)

    BTW: if you are interested, I will sell my copy of the "Beginners Guide" at a very reasonable price. Send me a PM for details

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

    howardnair

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    basic electronics by van valkenburgh

    Post by howardnair on Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:20 pm

    i will try to paste this-
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160328229222&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    or ebay and search - basic electronics vol 1-5
    vol 1-2 are pertinent one of the best primers for power supplies and tubes-it is a cd you can also buy the books-

    also boozhound labs has one -google boozhound and then select a vacuum tube hifi primer its a short read nad it is free

    Disles1

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    Location : Calgary, Alberta

    Vintage electronic books downloaded free

    Post by Disles1 on Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:17 pm

    If you are interested in tube-related electronics then the following site might be just what you're looking for. The site heading states "Vintage info from the days of vacuum tubes - Herein you will find a collection of vintage engineering texts, vacuum tube datasheets, and other obsolete information, presented free of charge and without annoying advertisements."

    The web site is:
    http://www.tubebooks.org/

    Blitzen

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    Join date : 2009-07-10

    tubebooks

    Post by Blitzen on Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:20 pm

    I'll second the Pete Millett "tubebooks" site. It's just awesome and really a great service!
    While you're there check out his other site:
    http://www.pmillett.com/
    for interesting and geeky amplifier designs! I'm in the middle of building his "829b amp"!

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