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Old 25th September 2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default What Wiki?

I came here to lurk because, while I have the greatest respect for valve amps I know little about them. I am going for an interview as Production Engineer in a company which makes.... valve amps.

Worthwhile doing some searches and reading the wiki ..... which consists of one sentence ;
"Tubes can be used to build a pleasant amplifier, which I know to be true. I finished my first tube amp project last night. 8 watts per side of nice clean sound, and a room heater, too!"
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Old 25th September 2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hi Pbassred
I am going to suggest (aside from reading and learning here) that you purchase a pair of books by Morgan Jones. The first is "Valve Amplifiers" available at Amazon.com. It's an excellent book that is easy reading. There is a companion book to that that deals with building them. You will see it also at Amazon. Another book that is a bit heavier going is RDH 4. You can download it, but I find the paper version easier. That is long out of print, but reprints may be available. Hamfests are another good source.

This would be an excellent investment in your career.

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a pair of books by Morgan Jones. The first is "Valve Amplifiers" available at Amazon.com.
The other is "building valve amplifiers".

I can think of no other books as well suited for a cram course in modern tube amplifier design and construction.

I also recommend Allen Wright's "Preamp Cookbook". It is actually more about attitude than the nitty-gritty, but a very good foil to the Jones' books.

Both these fellows are brilliant BTW. I've only met Morgan on-line, but have met Allen in the flesh.

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Worthwhile doing some searches and reading the wiki ..... which consists of one sentence ;
"Tubes can be used to build a pleasant amplifier, which I know to be true. I finished my first tube amp project last night. 8 watts per side of nice clean sound, and a room heater, too!"
The Wiki is a member tool for a member to be able to take the essence of a thread -- or something of particular interest -- and create an article that has a useful, and compact, tidbit of audio lore. I guess us tube guys have been lazy in that respect.

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Cheers guys. Its not going to hapen before thursday but I thought the WiKi thing was wroth pointing out.
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