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The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps
Incorporate the "tube sound" into your home audio system. Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist. Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You'll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps. Coverage includes: Principles and operational theory behind vacuum tubes; Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications; Circuit layout, connections, and physical construction; Finding and selecting the right components for the project; Power supplies for vacuum tube circuits; Preamplifier and power amplifier circuits; Performance measurement; Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques; Tips on building your own tube-based system—and having fun in the process. This book is intended for hobbyists interested in adding the tube sound to any audio system. (Readers looking for high-performance audiophile books are urged to consider the McGraw-Hill books by Morgan Jones.). Learn more at www.vacuumtubeaudio.info. Make Great Stuff!. TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.