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Old 22nd July 2004, 08:49 PM   #1
ThorstenL is offline ThorstenL  Germany
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As I am one of those to complain loudest when some questions show a lack of basics, how about a thread to collect on-line resources for "TOOBZ NOOBZ"?

I propose these for starters, as being sufficiently and as covering enough ground to allow one who understand basic electronics (8th grade physics really) to understand "TOOBZ"!

RCA Raditron Manual Version 10 from the 1930's, especially pages 5 - 25 in the pdf file....

Bonavolta - Tubes for Newbies

If anyone knows a good on-line resource on basic Electronics (RLC, Kirchoff, Ohm, lentz etc) please post, this could be included as prefix to the above for a "crash-course in electronics".

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Old 22nd July 2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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The Naval Electrical Engineering Training Series(NEETS)

Here's the link to the section on tubes. Easy to understand, and pretty thorough.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 01:47 AM   #3
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8th Grade taught Physics!?

What about a guide for people getting into tube audio whom never got Physics in high school?

I rather like this glossary...Tube-Cad Glossary

Edit: Btw that pdf file is really an excellent resource thanks !
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Old 23rd July 2004, 02:44 AM   #4
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Old 23rd July 2004, 02:49 AM   #5
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ohm's & kirchhoff's laws
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Old 23rd July 2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hi There,

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Old 23rd July 2004, 01:41 PM   #7
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Being a tube newbie myself, I would greatly appreciate the posting of any and all links to beginners' resources. Rozenblitz's (sp?) book is just a little bit tough to get through for your average dumbass, like me.

I thought that while I was waiting for my Bottlehead Forplay and Paramours to arrive, I'd try to gain a reasonable understanding of what I was about to do.

Try this link for some (IMO) easier-to-understand articles. I'm reading these now and its the best stuff I've read so far.

Thanks and keep posting these, please!

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Old 23rd July 2004, 03:05 PM   #8
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This is a great idea for a thread.

This is one of the best beginner sites I've found, it walks you step by step through the design and construction of a simple single ended amp:


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Old 23rd July 2004, 05:40 PM   #9
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We seem to have the thumbs up for a sticky thread here

Since this is for newbie information it is important that the contributors ensure that the links they provide are both accurate and safe. It must be seen as the responsibility of the poster to ensure this.

Users of this thread should pay particular attention to safety. Valve (Tube) equipment runs at hazardous voltages. Please look at this thread before going any further.

It's stick now, so enjoy
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Old 23rd July 2004, 07:51 PM   #10
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If I can get permission to copy and get someone to host, I have the perfect books. Basic Electronics by Vankenburgh, Nooger & Neville.
Vol 1 and 2, first ed 1955. They are by far the best books for audio beginners I have ever seen. Vol 1 is power supply based and Vol 2 is a triodes/audio wonderland for newbies. (other volumes 3-6 are not audio related) Simple, not too deep, very well illustrated in a campy mid-50's flare and is very entertaining and gets the essentials right.
If you can find Vol 1 or 2 in a library or used book store, get it!
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