Audio Amplifiers with Tube Preamp

This approach, which has also been implemented in quite a few commercial devices, is the focus of this book. The described tube preamplifiers can of course easily be combined with other amplifiers.

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Author: Klaus Röbenack

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798711423324

Category:

Page: 104

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Amplifiers equipped entirely with tubes require a great deal of circuitry and mechanical effort. A conceptually and technically interesting compromise is the combination of a tube preamplifier with a transistorized or integrated power amplifier. This approach, which has also been implemented in quite a few commercial devices, is the focus of this book. The described tube preamplifiers can of course easily be combined with other amplifiers.

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

The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist.

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Author: Jerry C. Whitaker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071753227

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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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.

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers

Designs by contemporary amplifier makers such as Audio Research, E.A.R., Shindo Labs, Leben, Jadis, Audion, Bel Canto, Marantz and others, also feature prominently in this volume. Valuable lessons can be learned from these case studies.

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Author: Igor S. Popovich

Publisher:

ISBN: 0980622344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Volume 3 of the most complete and practical modern reference on audiophile vacuum tube technology If you liked the practical side of Volumes 1 and 2, Volume 3 will delight you. No theory, just dozens of practical designs, proven circuits and useful test & measurement methods. Various directly-heated triodes are explored and used in line stages and power amplifiers, a true heaven for DHT lovers. Dozens of DIY and commercial amps and preamps with 2A3, 300B, VT25, #46, 12A, 201A, GM70, 805, 845, 813, 211A are described in detail, their circuits analyzed and improvements suggested. Most use no negative feedback and many feature interstage transformers or direct coupling. Many less known preamplifier and driver tubes are also explored and used in practical designs: EL33, 12B4A, EC8010, 6EM7, 6DN7, 6N30P, 5670, C3m, C3g and 1626 (VT-137). Most sound divine in preamplifiers and driver stages of power amplifiers More than a dozen of vintage designs were discussed and analyzed, amplifiers that featured prominently in the history of hi-fi or are recommended as upgrade platforms, QUAD II, The Williamson amplifier, Dynaco MkIII, Quicksilver 8417 and Fisher SA-1000 among others. Designs by contemporary amplifier makers such as Audio Research, E.A.R., Shindo Labs, Leben, Jadis, Audion, Bel Canto, Marantz and others, also feature prominently in this volume. Valuable lessons can be learned from these case studies. Finally, for those who want proven, practical, ready-to-build designs, many of our own, tried & tested circuits are explained and analyzed. Most outperform expensive commercial audiophile gear by a wide margin. As an amateur DIY builder you are free to build them for your personal use, so just get your soldering iron ready and start building This practical DIY manual is richly and professionally illustrated with photographs of tubes, components and amplifiers, circuit diagrams, tube pinouts, curves and loadlines, graphs and charts. These valuable illustrations make it faster and easier to comprehend issues, a picture is worth a thousand words All the information required to design and build tube amplifiers is compiled in one place. Contents of Volume 3: WHY THE NEED FOR VOLUME 3, AND HOW IT DIFFERS FROM THE FIRST TWO> THE FRONT-END: SUPERIOR INPUT & DRIVER STAGES> FROM SHOCKING TO SUBLIME: LESSONS FROM COMMERCIAL LINE STAGES> DIY LINE-LEVEL PREAMPLIFIERS: $10,000 SOUND ON $500-$1,000 BUDGET> THE STARS OF THE AUDION ERA: ANCIENT TUBES IN MODERN AMPS> CHEAP & CHEERFUL: PREAMP & DRIVER TUBES FOR AUDIO EXPLORERS SLEEPING GIANTS: OUTPUT TUBES FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE DIFFERENT THE QUEEN OF HEARTS: SINGLE-ENDED AMPLIFIERS WITH 300B TRIODES TRIODES, PENTODES AND BEAM TUBES: MORE SINGLE-ENDED DESIGNS BIG BOTTLES: SET AMPLIFIERS WITH HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMITTING TUBES THE WAY IT USED TO BE: VINTAGE PUSH-PULL AMPLIFIERS NEW? IMPROVED? MODERN PUSH-PULL AMPLIFIER DESIGNS CUTE, CLEVER OR CONTROVERSIAL? INTERESTING IDEAS FROM TUBE AUDIO'S PAST AND PRESENT THRIFTY TIPS & TRICKS: TIME & MONEY SAVING IDEAS OUTPUT AND INTERSTAGE TRANSFORMERS: FROM COMMERCIALBENCHMARKS TO YOUR OWN DESIGNS MEASUREMENTS VERSUS LISTENING AND OTHER AUDIO DESIGN DILEMMAS"

Designing High Fidelity Valve Preamps

This book examines in unprecidented detail the inner workings and practical design of small signal stages, volume and tone controls, RIAA equalisation, power supplies and more.

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Author: Merlin Blencowe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780956154538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Designing High-Fidelity Tube Preamps is a comprehensive guide to the design of small-signal, tube-based amplifiers. This book examines in unprecidented detail the inner workings and practical design of small signal stages, volume and tone controls, RIAA equalisation, power supplies and more. Aimed at intermediate to advanced-level hobbyists and professionals it teaches the principles of low-noise, low-distortion tube design, through easy-to-read explanations and minimal math. With over 400 diagrams and figures, and hundreds of real measurements of real circuits, it asserts itself as an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast.

Designing Valve Preamps for Guitar and Bass Second Edition

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.

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Author: Merlin Blencowe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780956154521

Category: Music

Page: 300

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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!

Practical Audio Electronics

... from the mains. be sure to use a well filtered and regulated supply or noise is likely to get into the audio. ... power amplifier chip to the end of this configuration, to turn it into a low power practice amp with a tube preamp for ...

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Author: Kevin Robinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000032437

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 420

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Practical Audio Electronics is a comprehensive introduction to basic audio electronics and the fundamentals of sound circuit building, providing the reader with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake projects from scratch. Imparting a thorough foundation of theory alongside the practical skills needed to understand, build, modify, and test audio circuits, this book equips the reader with the tools to explore the sonic possibilities that emerge when electronics technology is applied innovatively to the making of music. Suitable for all levels of technical proficiency, this book encourages a deeper understanding through highlighted sections of advanced material and example projects including circuits to make, alter, and amplify audio, providing a snapshot of the wide range of possibilities of practical audio electronics. An ideal resource for students, hobbyists, musicians, audio professionals, and those interested in exploring the possibilities of hardware-based sound and music creation.

The Recording Guitarist

The power amp is sort of a booster rocket for audio . A " good " power amp will take a preamp signal and increase its level without changing the basic shape of the signal . Generally , you don't want the amp changing or coloring the ...

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Author: Jon Chappell

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793587042

Category: Music

Page: 200

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This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed with audio engineers. This book will prepare guitarists for any recording situation and will help them become familiar with all facets of recording technology and procedure. Topics covered include: guitars and amps for recording; effects; mixer logic and routing strategies; synching music to moving images; and how to look and sound professional, with advice from Alex Lifeson, Carl Verheyen, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson and others. Also includes complete info on the classic set-ups of 14 guitar greats, from Hendrix to Vai. 160 pages, 8 1/2 inch. x 11 inch.

Valve Amplifiers

13 Curcio, J. J. A Vacuum Tube Pre-preamp with Active Voltage Regulation. The Audio Amateur, 5/84, pp. 7±14. 14 Wright, Allen (1995) The Tube Preamp CookBook, 1st ed. 15 Self, Doug. (1996) Precision Pre-amplifier '96.

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Author: Morgan Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474724

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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Morgan Jones' Valve Amplifiers has been widely recognised as the most complete guide to valve amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance written for over 30 years. As such it is unique in presenting the essentials of 'hollow-state' electronics and valve amp design for engineers and enthusiasts in the familiar context of current best practice in electronic design, using only currently available components. The author's straightforward approach, using as little maths as possible, and lots of design knowhow, makes this book ideal for those with a limited knowledge of the field as well as being the standard reference text for experts in valve audio and a wider audience of audio engineers facing design challenges involving valves. Design principles and construction techniques are provided so readers can devise and build from scratch designs that actually work. Morgan Jones takes the reader through each step in the process of design, starting with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs. Practical aspects, including safety, are addressed throughout. The third edition includes a new chapter on distortion and many further new and expanded sections throughout the book, including: comparison of bias methods, constant current sinks, upper valve choice, buffering and distortion, shunt regulated push-pull (SRPP) amplifier, use of oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers, valve cooling and heatsinks, US envelope nomenclature and suffixes, heater voltage versus applied current, moving coil transformer source and load terminations. * The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers * The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics * Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike

Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C

Figure 19.3: A single-ended or Class A tube amplifier (left) and output frequency response (right) of the circuit ... Modern and high gain tube preamplifiers consist of a series of cascaded single-ended stages, typically from two to six ...

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Author: Will C. Pirkle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429954313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

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Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++ presents everything you need to know about digital signal processing in an accessible way. Not just another theory-heavy digital signal processing book, nor another dull build-a-generic-database programming book, this book includes fully worked, downloadable code for dozens of professional audio effect plugins and practically presented algorithms. Sections include the basics of audio signal processing, the anatomy of a plugin, AAX, AU and VST3 programming guides; implementation details; and actual projects and code. More than 50 fully coded C++ audio signal-processing objects are included. Start with an intuitive and practical introduction to the digital signal processing (DSP) theory behind audio plug-ins, and quickly move on to plugin implementation, gain knowledge of algorithms on classical, virtual analog, and wave digital filters, delay, reverb, modulated effects, dynamics processing, pitch shifting, nonlinear processing, sample rate conversion and more. You will then be ready to design and implement your own unique plugins on any platform and within almost any host program. This new edition is fully updated and improved and presents a plugin core that allows readers to move freely between application programming interfaces and platforms. Readers are expected to have some knowledge of C++ and high school math.

Technology of the Guitar

Vacuum tubes were universally used in amplifiers before the transistor became available. Tube guitar amplifiers have a distinctive sound because of the way the signal distorts and this 'tube sound' is preferred by some guitarists over ...

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Author: Richard Mark French

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461419211

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.