Valve Amplifiers Book

Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Morgan Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003-08-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080474724

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

Morgan Jones' Valve Amplifiers has been widely recognised as the most complete guide to valve amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance written for over 30 years. As such it is unique in presenting the essentials of 'hollow-state' electronics and valve amp design for engineers and enthusiasts in the familiar context of current best practice in electronic design, using only currently available components. The author's straightforward approach, using as little maths as possible, and lots of design knowhow, makes this book ideal for those with a limited knowledge of the field as well as being the standard reference text for experts in valve audio and a wider audience of audio engineers facing design challenges involving valves. Design principles and construction techniques are provided so readers can devise and build from scratch designs that actually work. Morgan Jones takes the reader through each step in the process of design, starting with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs. Practical aspects, including safety, are addressed throughout. The third edition includes a new chapter on distortion and many further new and expanded sections throughout the book, including: comparison of bias methods, constant current sinks, upper valve choice, buffering and distortion, shunt regulated push-pull (SRPP) amplifier, use of oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers, valve cooling and heatsinks, US envelope nomenclature and suffixes, heater voltage versus applied current, moving coil transformer source and load terminations. * The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers * The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics * Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike

Modern High end Valve Amplifiers Book

Modern High end Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Menno van der Veen
  • Publisher : Elektor International Media
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0905705637

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Modern High end Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

Explains the whys and wherefores of toroidal output transformers at various technical levels, starting with elementary concepts and culminating in complete mathematical descriptions. In all of this, the interactions of the output valves, transformer and loudspeaker form the central theme. Next come the practical aspects. The schematic diagram of a valve amplifier often appears to be very simple at first glance, but anyone who has built a modern valve amplifier knows that a lot of critical details are hidden behind the apparent simplicity. These are discussed extensively, in connection with designs for amplifiers without output powers ranging from 10 to 100 watts. Finally, the author gives some attention to a number of special valve amplifiers, and to the theory and practice of negative feedback.

Valve Amplifiers Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Morgan Jones
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2003-10-29
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : 0750656948

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

In audio applications valve amplifiers are considered by many to offer better quality sound than transistor amplifiers. This book allows those with a limited knowledge of the field to understand the theory & the practice of valve audio amplifier engineering.

Build Your Own AF Valve Amplifiers Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Build Your Own AF Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Rainer Zur Linde
  • Publisher : Elektor International Media
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Amplifiers
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0905705394

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Build Your Own AF Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

To many people, the thermionic valve or electron tube is history. However, whether it is nostalgia, interest in the technical parameters, the appeal of a gleaming amplifier chassis with softly glowing valves, respect for the technical know-how of an earlier generation, or perhaps the firm conviction that the sound of a valve cannot be bettered, it is a fact that the valve is making a come-back. The book contains, apart from construction projects for preamplifiers, power amplifiers, and two amplifiers for musical instruments, information on the operation of electron tubes, while the first chapter gives a short history of the valve.

Building Valve Amplifiers Book

Building Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Morgan Jones
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080966397

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Building Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment--as an electronics hobbyist, audiophile or audio engineer. This 2nd Edition builds on the success of the first with technology and technique revisions throughout and, significantly, a major new self-build project, worked through step-by-step, which puts into practice the principles and techniques introduced throughout the book. Particular attention has been paid to answering questions commonly asked by newcomers to the world of the valve, whether audio enthusiasts tackling their first build or more experienced amplifier designers seeking to learn about the design principles and trade-offs of "glass audio." Safety considerations are always to the fore, and the practical side of this book is reinforced by numerous clear illustrations throughout. The only hands-on approach to building valve and tube amps--classic and modern--with a minimum of theory Design, construction, fault-finding, and testing are all illustrated by step-by-step examples, enabling readers to clearly understand the content and succeed in their own projects Includes a complete self-build amplifier project, putting into practice the key techniques introduced throughout the book

Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers Book

Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers


  • Author : John Linsley Hood
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1997-11-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080520414

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers Excerpt :

The audio amplifier is at the heart of audio design. Its performance determines largely the performance of any audio system. John Linsley Hood is widely regarded as the finest audio designer around, and pioneered design in the post-valve era. His mastery of audio technology extends from valves to the latest techniques. This is John Linsley Hood's greatest work yet, describing the milestones that have marked the development of audio amplifiers since the earliest days to the latest systems. Including classic amps with valves at their heart and exciting new designs using the latest components, this book is the complete world guide to audio amp design. John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics and Wireless World. He is also the author of The Art of Linear Electronics and Audio Electronics published by Newnes. Complete world guide to audio amp design written by world famous author Covers classic amps to new designs using latest components Includes the best of valves as well as best of transistors

High End Valve Amplifiers 2 Book

High End Valve Amplifiers 2


  • Author : Menno van der Veen
  • Publisher : Elektor Electronics
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Amplifiers (Electronics)
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 0905705904

DOWNLOAD BOOK
High End Valve Amplifiers 2 Excerpt :

Valve amplifiers have a lively, deep, clear, and expressive sound, and dynamically they do not appear to have any limitations. Menno van der Veen investigates, in a systematic theoretical approach, the reasons for these beautiful properties. He develops new models for power valves and transformers, thus enabling the designer to determine the properties of the amplifier during the design process. You will notice in this book that the author not only writes about amplifier technique, but tells about the way the development of valve amplifiers can have an influence on your daily life; even the usefulness of patents is discussed. Summarising: new theories and solutions for perfect audio with valve amplifiers. Not only the professional and the DIY-er but everyone who wants to understand valve amplifiers will read this book with much pleasure.

All about Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers Book

All about Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers


  • Author : Gerald Weber
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 0964106035

DOWNLOAD BOOK
All about Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers Excerpt :

(Book). Explores all manufacturers and de-mystifys the inner workings of tube amps. All new material from the amp guru Gerald Weber. Tons of empirical data that de-mystify the inner workings of tube amps to help you get the most from your amps! You will learn how tube amps work, electronic concepts, how different types of tubes work, the anatomy of a gain stage, how to resurrect a dormant tube amp, how to do a cap job correctly, modifications to preserve your amp, how to voice an amp and tune the reverb, how to build an amp, recover a cabinet, re-grill a baffleboard, how to buy a vintage amp; and common wiring mistakes and idiosyncrasies found in vintage amps. And you get a couple of hundred pages of Questions and Answers sectioned off into Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Danelectro/Silvertone, Vox, Other American, Other British and Miscellaneous Topics. You will learn the six dreaded tone killers and how to avoid them, the top ten amp-tone tips, and how to fine-tune your entire amp setup. In short, you will have the knowledge needed to squeeze your amp's performance from lame to insane.

The Ultimate Tone Book

The Ultimate Tone


  • Author : Kevin O'Connor
  • Publisher : London, Ont. : Power Press Pub.
  • Release Date : 1995-01
  • Genre: Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 0969860803

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Ultimate Tone Excerpt :

Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers Book

Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Merlin Blencowe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0956154514

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. Audiophiles, guitarists and general hobbyists alike will find this book an invaluable source of detailed information on transformers, rectifiers, smoothing, high-voltage series and shunt regulators, and much more. Although this book is not intended for the beginner, learning is encouraged through practical design, and concepts are introduced at a basic level before the reader is accelerated to the stage of high-performance design, with over 200 circuit diagrams and figures. Numerous practical circuits are included, for high-voltage stabilisers, heater regulators, optimised bias circuits, high-voltage supplies using 'junk box' parts, and even audio power control for guitar amplifiers. An essential handbook for any valve amplifier enthusiast!

Designing High Fidelity Valve Preamps Book

Designing High Fidelity Valve Preamps


  • Author : Merlin Blencowe
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2016-01-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9780956154538

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Designing High Fidelity Valve Preamps Excerpt :

Designing High-Fidelity Tube Preamps is a comprehensive guide to the design of small-signal, tube-based amplifiers. This book examines in unprecidented detail the inner workings and practical design of small signal stages, volume and tone controls, RIAA equalisation, power supplies and more. Aimed at intermediate to advanced-level hobbyists and professionals it teaches the principles of low-noise, low-distortion tube design, through easy-to-read explanations and minimal math. With over 400 diagrams and figures, and hundreds of real measurements of real circuits, it asserts itself as an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast.

The Tube Amp Book Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Tube Amp Book


  • Author : Aspen Pittman
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0879307676

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Tube Amp Book Excerpt :

THE TUBE AMP BOOK WITH AUDIO ONLINE ERRATA SHEET ADDED.

Designing Valve Preamps for Guitar and Bass  Second Edition Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Designing Valve Preamps for Guitar and Bass Second Edition


  • Author : Merlin Blencowe
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • Genre: Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780956154521

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Designing Valve Preamps for Guitar and Bass Second Edition Excerpt :

Designing Tube Preamps for Guitar and Bass is the most comprehensive guide to the design of tube-based preamplifiers for musical instrument use, in a single volume. From the input to the phase inverter this book discusses in detail the inner workings and practical design of every part of a conventional guitar preamp, including the use of triodes, pentodes, tone controls, effects loops and much more. This second edition is fully revised and includes four new chapters covering noise, signal switching, topology, and grounding. Aimed at intermediate-level hobbyists and circuit designers, it explores how to manipulate distortion and maximise performance for the perfect tone. With easy-to-read explanations, minimal math and over 250 diagrams and figures, it is an essential handbook for any tube amp enthusiast!

Valve Amplifiers Book

Valve Amplifiers


  • Author : Morgan Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 701
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080966403

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Valve Amplifiers Excerpt :

Reviews of previous editions: Jam-packed with theory, circuit analysis, and DIY basics, it will walk you through all stages of design so that you can create your own wonders. Jones is an ex-BBC engineer with a cool writing style and you'll find it a no-pain education. Hi-Fi News and Record Review Valve Amplifiers is an extremely well written book, containing a wealth of information that all audio designers and builders will find useful. Glass Audio Valve Amplifiers is a market leader for one simple reason: in this specialist area it is recognized as the most complete guide to valve and vacuum tube amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance. It is truly the all you need to know guide, and enables audio and circuit designers to succeed with their valve amplifier designs and projects. This book enables readers to understand, create, reconfigure and personalize high-end, audiophile quality amplifiers. Following a step-by-step approach to design, with little maths and lots of know-how, it starts with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs. The new material included in this Fourth Edition ensures this book will stay at the top of any audio designer's or enthusiast's reference list. What's new: Chapter 1: Charge amplifiers Chapter 2: Additional circuits, semiconductor constant current sources expanded Chapter 3: Entire new section on noise Chapter 4: Lots of new measurements to explode or explain audio folklore Chapter 5: Astonishingly quiet, but cheap and simple HT supply Chapter 6: New power amplifier Chapter 7: New hybrid balanced RIAA stage, attenuator law faking VA3's focus was on distortion, but in VA4, focus is pushed towards background noise reduction. If that wasn't enough, there's more explanation, more measurements, more references, and plenty of new one-liners, any one of which might save hours of trouble. * The pra

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers   Design  Construction  Testing  Repairing   Upgrading Book

Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers Design Construction Testing Repairing Upgrading


  • Author : Igor S. Popovich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0980622336

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Audiophile Vacuum Tube Amplifiers Design Construction Testing Repairing Upgrading Excerpt :

The most complete and practical modern reference on audiophile vacuum tube technology! Destined to become a true classic in its field, this unique DIY design & construction manual presents the theory and practice of amplifier design & construction in a balanced way. For those who dislike formulas and want proven, practical, ready-to-build designs, dozens of such commercial, tried & tested circuits are explained and analyzed. Just get your soldering iron ready and start building! Absolute beginners will benefit from the methodological approach, starting with DC circuits, then moving into AC voltages and currents and their circuits. The first few chapters of Volume 1 are a complete training course in fundamentals of electronics. Although the focus is on audiophile or "hi-fi" vacuum tube amplifiers, those interested in tube guitar amps will also benefit from the wealth of material presented, most of which directly applies to tube guitar amps as well. Apart from various audio circuits, electronic components, power supplies and tests & measurements are also covered in depth. Even tube testing and tube testers are discussed at great length, as is troubleshooting, repairing and modifying (upgrading) tube gear. The advanced topics that other books don't even mention, such as audio transformer design, construction and testing, make this reference manual a valuable addition to your technical library. For those familiar with solid state devices, such as bipolar transistors and FETs, an easy and seamless transition into tube technology is provided in the book, which adopts a unifying approach to amplification and rectification devices, be they of solid state or vacuum tube kind. This practical DIY manual is richly and professionally illustrated with photographs of tubes, components and amplifiers, circuit diagrams, tube pinouts, curves and loadlines, graphs and charts. Hundreds of such valuable illustrations make it easy to comprehend issues. There is no need to search for, dow