Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Introductions Welcome to the DIYaudio Community. Introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better!

Hello from Elvirafan
Hello from Elvirafan
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd January 2013, 11:51 PM   #1
Elvirafan is offline Elvirafan  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central NY
Default Hello from Elvirafan

I've been lurking for a while, time to jump in.

My name is Bob, and my user name reflects my favorite character. The number one spot is my wife, of course.

I'm also fond of pizza, seafood, Halloween, and MST3K.

I got my start in electronics at a very young age when I figured out how to take stuff apart, then (much) later, how to put it back together again.

Transistors were just becoming commonplace, so most of my early work was with tubes. I had built some strange things, including a P-P 6L6 amp with so many filter caps that the volume actually increased when I turned it off.

I worked in a radio shop after high school where I learned to fix things fast, and correctly. Back then, those old radios were new enough that the paper caps were left alone unless they were causing a problem.

Now I work for an outfit which makes tools for the semiconductor industry. No tubes, just teeny surface mount parts. When I get home, it's back to tubes. Just before they pulled the plug on analog TV, I finished a totally home-brew set with a 2AP1 CRT. It's the newest set in the house.....

In preparation for winter, I bought up all the old amps I could find. They include a SC stereo amp, and a Heath amp with 6BQ5's in ultra-linear for $6. Most of them are missing the tubes and a few other parts, but I see it as a challenge

Over the holidays I recapped several TV sets from the early 50's, and now I'm experimenting with tube amps. My current project (pun intended) is studying the matching of tubes with output transformers. I have a pile of them as well as a decent selection of tubes from 1S4 to 2A3. I've been wondering how to determine the correct impedance for sweep tubes because the tube books don't include such data. This may take a while, but the warm glow of tubes will keep me warm.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd January 2013, 12:44 AM   #2
planet10 is offline planet10  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
planet10's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Hello from Elvirafan
Welcome to the forum.

community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote


Hello from ElvirafanHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:15 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio