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Old 23rd December 2003, 12:07 AM   #1
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Question Hi; i am new to tubes

Hi

my name is Yehonatn (Johnatan)
i am 22 years old from israel

i just recently started to be intrested in tube amplifier, after i heard one of my friend's uncle talking about it and how go they sound

i would like to have one of my own, but i want to build it also

the problem is there is so much information and i dont know where to start

what i a preamp, and when i need it

how to choose the amplifier the is good for my need (hearing music and movies - i am using a turntable, sherwood cd, music and dvd from my pc)

i would appreciate if you could give me some help with that, and guide me.

about the electrical circuits, well my father and my friends will help me although i do have some knowledge and experience building a simple kits (but not tubes)

i know i sound like a lamer of something like that but i really want to know and learn
(my friend tells me to go and buy a regular home video system but i really want something i made)

Thank you very much
Mary Christmas and Happy Hanuka...

Yehonatan.
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Old 23rd December 2003, 06:25 AM   #2
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Hi Yehonatn,

Welcome to diyAudio, and paticularly to the Tubes forum, which is my favourite

You are right: So much information. But half the fun is sifting through the information and understanding it.
There are many different viewpoints expressed there. You will have to form your own opinions.

My opinion is that the fewer stages a signal passes through, the better. For me, a preamp has no place (in an ideal world), except as a source selector and volume control. And these can be passive.

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Yuletide greetings...
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Old 23rd December 2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thumbs up thank you john

i would like to know if there is any specific website you can direct me to which contain the basic information, like what is what ( let say what is Push pull and what is single ended... etc..

some site which contain the main stuff i should read, something which will help me to organize the information, and guide me
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Old 23rd December 2003, 12:43 PM   #4
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Try this site out if http://members.tripod.com/~gabevee/index.html There is a lot of info to read in Gabe's EZIndex.
Also http://www.boozhoundlabs.com He has a tutorial
on building called "A Vacumn Tube Hi Fi Primer.
Look for a thread in this section titled "Running Tube Amp Construction" This is a picture show of an amp being built from scratch with commentary.

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Old 23rd December 2003, 02:20 PM   #5
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well done.......join the group....step in the anode end....brouse at the KT90 thread for some vibrant discussions!

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Old 24th December 2003, 04:14 PM   #6
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Thank you! :-)

now i am moire confused.. but i'll get over it

i will try to read and understand


and thank you again
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Old 24th December 2003, 05:06 PM   #7
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wow if only i understand basic electronics better, i might have understand like half of tube amp construction. I dont know if i will be making a tube amp for myself
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Ask a lot of questions here and read all you can! I started with nothing in electronics and have managed to put together several extremely simple amps.

Building from a schematic is very different from designing. Then, there's the testing and tweaking! I think it is just a blast (no pun intended). It is easy to go buy something...hard to design and build. And, the first time your first amp plays music, wow! I still get nervous when I flip the switch on a new build and get excited when it plays!

I have asked lots of stupid questions--and still do! Lots of folks here are happy to answer.

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Old 24th December 2003, 06:04 PM   #9
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Default Re: Hi; i am new to tubes

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Originally posted by Ysabban
i would like to have one of my own, but i want to build it also

the problem is there is so much information and i dont know where to start


Yehonatan.
this link http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/saints/668/primer/

should provide you the answers to most of your questions.
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how much better is a tube amp's sound compared to a regular amp. Is it worth all the work?
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