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Old 6th February 2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default looking for a great tube amp book.

I'm looking for a great comprehensive book about building and repairing tube amps. Something that has great fundamental concepts as well as examples from classic amplifier circuits and to top it some excellent building tips on the whole of the amp as well as individual stages of the circuit. is this too much to ask? looking for something that can answer any of my questions as well tell me things that i don't know that i don't know yet. know what i mean? not introduction web pages written by no name john smith or pdfs on how a tube works. basically a DIY tube amp bible.

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Old 6th February 2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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This question comes up about once a week. Do a search and you will find the answer.
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Old 6th February 2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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Morgan Jones............He reads thru this forum once & awhile, he has a few editions....here's mine.

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A few suggestions, no search required!

"Valve amplifiers" by Morgan Jones -- this is generally considered the bible

"Beginner's Guide To Tube Audio Design" - Bruce Rozenblit

David Manley. "The Vacum Tube Logic Book"
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Old 6th February 2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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Morgan Jones. Both books. When you're through with that, you can keep Radiotron Designers' Handbook 4th ed. as your desktop reference.
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Old 7th February 2011, 04:28 AM   #6
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I second SY's response above.

There are also a bunch of resources on the web. Valve Wizard is pretty accessible, though, geared towards guitar amps. The fundamentals are the same, though.

For the theory of how tubes work, look here: Electronics 27

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Old 7th February 2011, 05:40 AM   #7
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all the above. Especially the bit about using search. Morgan Jones is THE one resource you can't be without - well, apart from diyAudio tube forum members!
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There is always this page.

http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm
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Old 7th February 2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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Rainer zur Linde wrote a few good books too, they are available in english. Your description pretty much sums up what's in them.
Morgan Jones is great, but quite tough to get through sometimes, zur Linde is easier on the stomach
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Old 7th February 2011, 02:54 PM   #10
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Apart from Radiotron the rest mentioned are not free so....Free tube books from Pete Milett

oops someone beat me to it.

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