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 second 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.
Significantly larger than the first, this new edition adds:
• New: extended worked project chapter. Bulwer-Lytton 4W amplifier from start to finish, with copious photographs and explanations of why techniques were chosen.