For those of you wanting to hear just how good a custom built vacuum tube amp or console stereo will sound, here's a video from Steve at Custom Tube Art which shows the workmanship of his projects and the quality of the sound.
Steve had this to say about his latest project:
Here is a 1960's style custom console stereo I built displaying the vacuum tube amplifier right next to the Garrard type A turntable. The 807 tube amplifier has a conservative output of 30 watts per channel and uses 6SN7 Read more [...]
Are you a connector newbie? Below is a collection of terms relating to connectors with their corresponding definitions.
Attenuation - Decrease in power due to resistance or mismatch in transmission line.
Back Mounted - When applied to a coaxial connector it is that connector mounted from the rear of a panel with the fixing nut on the outside.
Bandwidth - Distance between two frequencies over which a RF or microwave device is intended to work.
Between Series Adaptor - An adaptor used to connect Read more [...]
Just in from our friend Steve W. in Canada (who constructs the most amazing vacuum tube amplifiers)...
The best way to describe this next amplifier is itâ€™s a Titan. It has to be the biggest, baddest, heaviest and most powerful amplifier Iâ€™ve made to date! Weighing in at just under 60 lbs. this push-pull-parallel EL-34 / 6L6 is conservatively rated at 110 watts per channel using EL-34 tubes. Capable of driving 4 or 8 ohm speakers via a switch on the back panel, this amp is a Read more [...]