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Old 5th July 2008, 03:12 PM   #11
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I think it is the emails. I think he is drowning in them. I suggested to JB (ironically in an email) that post his questions by emails and the replies, so that all could benefit and that the question would be answered once and others could refer to it. Don't know if he got that email.
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Old 17th August 2008, 09:48 PM   #12
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Old 18th August 2008, 01:23 AM   #13
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Every question you ever had about tube circuits is answered there. A great body of work in a nice writing style. I also tip my hat.
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Old 18th August 2008, 08:40 AM   #14
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I think it is the emails. I think he is drowning in them. I suggested to JB (ironically in an email) that post his questions by emails and the replies, so that all could benefit and that the question would be answered once and others could refer to it. Don't know if he got that email.
I wonder if having his own question & answer forum would reduce the workload. My idea is that other readers that understood the article could answer the easier questions and Broskie could answer the other questions all at once at his leisure. Of course that's in a perfect world cause forums can become their own time sink.
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Old 18th August 2008, 09:04 AM   #15
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I am gratefull for guys like him, takeing the road more often traveled.

I think for our hobby to keep on existing, new guys takeing up the quest is essential... these pedestrian applications you so despise is food to those of us who do not have the opportunity for after school studies.
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Old 18th August 2008, 10:51 AM   #16
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I think the whole premise of the thread starter is completely wrong.
For one thing Gainclones sound extremely good if executed correctly. Despite having built a few Tube amps of good quality, I still keep and love one of my Gainclones. Infact I am thinking of building one as my next project.
The second point is one that Broskie makes himself. The Gainclone lends itself to the amature builder because it is so simple and so amenable to optimisation. He rightly states that it is much more difficult and expensive to achieve the same level of performance with SS and the technical skills required are often beyond the diyer He rightly states that the skills required are very similar to those required for valve amp building.
He is undertaking the task of pushing the already excellent Gainclone to new levels of performance and for that we should be gratetful.

Finally if thats what is interesting Broskie at the moment then more power to his elbow. He has seen the technical possabilite's and transcended hollow state prejudice to push the boundaries a little bit further. Good on him.

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Old 18th August 2008, 04:32 PM   #17
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I think the whole premise of the thread starter is completely wrong.
For one thing Gainclones sound extremely good if executed correctly. Despite having built a few Tube amps of good quality, I still keep and love one of my Gainclones. Infact I am thinking of building one as my next project.
The second point is one that Broskie makes himself. The Gainclone lends itself to the amature builder because it is so simple and so amenable to optimisation. He rightly states that it is much more difficult and expensive to achieve the same level of performance with SS and the technical skills required are often beyond the diyer He rightly states that the skills required are very similar to those required for valve amp building.
He is undertaking the task of pushing the already excellent Gainclone to new levels of performance and for that we should be gratetful.

Finally if thats what is interesting Broskie at the moment then more power to his elbow. He has seen the technical possabilite's and transcended hollow state prejudice to push the boundaries a little bit further. Good on him.

Shoog
OK, I have been quietly passive while this thread turned in to a beat up on leadbelly exercise, but this last post is just too ridiculous. I build a lot of gainclones too, maybe as many as you. However, if you actually read JB material on the GC, it is pretty weak, as he obviously just learning about them. Does that reflect poorly on him in my mind? No, I am happy that he does whatever he wants. I have to wonder where all this negativity that was associated with my post comes from? Maybe you should look up what mourning means.
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Old 18th August 2008, 04:45 PM   #18
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I had noticed the drop in thought provoking articles when he took the Aikido commercial.

Now he's writing about pedestrian stuff like gainclones!

I have always been disappointed by how this forum went commercial,
but at least there are a few altruists left here.

Now I am REALLY disappointed with what happened to Tube CAD.
It's such a pale imitation of what it once was.

1. commercial aikido
well, most of the stuff is published and downloadable for nothing

2. gainclones
i do not exactly know the word 'pedestrian'
but i would never throw any mud on all the thousands of happy & content
with sound performance gaincloners .. anywhere

3. this forum went commercial
in my book www.diyaudio.com has never left DIY for money

4. pale imitation of what was
give the man, John Broskie a tiny bit of chance - he really deserves this
to prove that his schematics & writings is not what they were = top class for DIY


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Old 18th August 2008, 04:49 PM   #19
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I have to say that Broskie was the man to show me and other noobs that it can still be fun and relatively easy to build a high quality amplifier. I am here talking about the Aikido which can be made in several different ways.

Furthermore, my interest for tube circuits (line level) has been increased very much and when my Aikido has been finished I am ready to try SY´s Heretical Preamp.

At last I will (maybe) try to make som tube circuit connected to a DAC. So, shortly, Broskie has, at least to me, made tube DIY very exciting - and not too difficult.

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Old 18th August 2008, 05:39 PM   #20
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I have to say that Broskie was the man to show me and other noobs that it can still be fun and relatively easy to build a high quality amplifier. I am here talking about the Aikido which can be made in several different ways.

Furthermore, my interest for tube circuits (line level) has been increased very much and when my Aikido has been finished I am ready to try SY´s Heretical Preamp.

At last I will (maybe) try to make som tube circuit connected to a DAC. So, shortly, Broskie has, at least to me, made tube DIY very exciting - and not too difficult.

Kind regards

Karsten
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