Beginner’s Guide to Tube Audio Design has 4 ratings and 0 reviews. Book by Rozenblit, Bruce. CONTENTS – Beginner`s Guide to Tube Audio Design by Bruce Rozenblit – code title. CHAPTER 1 – WHAT IS A VACUUM TUBE? First Simplification. : Beginner’s Guide to Tube Audio Design () by Bruce Rozenblit and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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This book is concise and contains much useful information but is not adequate in and of itself to understand how to effectively design tube audio gear.

I had a very basic understanding of electronics. Trivia About Beginner’s Guide Reaction to this development in the industry has been mixed and hotly debated. Further, though there are now several manufacturers producing innovative, alternative tube audio designs, the cost of purchasing some of the premier, commercially available examples bguce this technology is unfortunately quite beyond the means of many audio enthusiasts.

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The first chapter, “What is a vacuum tube”, was quite understandable and included a bit more info than I found on the internet. This book speaks a whole other language. Box Peterborough, NH Phone: Many instructional books try to be all things to all people and the target audience is only interested in pages of the that they payed for. Writing this book was very difficult precisely because of the “tight rope walking” that the reviewer refers to. I was left with a need to take what the author was saying with a grain of salt, but this makes me pay attention to details and cross reference when I otherwise would not.

It covers subjects like safety, chassis construction and has a few projects in the back. Bruce goes into some detail regarding feedback and stability but without previous experience the reader will be somewhat at a loss to get results.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Box Peterborough, NH I’ll just come out and say it: Return to Book Page. This book is the best beginner’s guide available on what vacuum tubes do and how to use them. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I had to balance providing enough information to be useful but yet not overwhelm the reader. From there, Bruce devotes chapters to simple gain stages, negative feedback, single stage feedback circuits, and multistage basics, each illustrated with numerous charts and diagrams.

On the other hand, if you’ve been using tubes for years, can read a schematic, and have assembled several amplifiers or preamplifiers, but never quite understood just what was going on in all that nice circuitry, then Bruce’s book can unveil all the mysteries of amplification which you have wondered about all this time.

It is a “teaching book,” a design reference, not a cookbook of recipies. You could spend four years in college studying that.

Franklin Scott added it Oct 31, There are dozens of excellent books available that teach the absolute basics. Every time I read it I learn something new. Introductory texts on any subject invariable walk the tightrope between overwhelming the reader with technical information or boring the reader with too much explanation and too little useful content.


Beginner’s Guide to Tube Audio Design

The projects there are of higher performance and more up to date. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Lists with This Book. Perhaps sensing this dearth of readily available materials, Bruce Rozenblit, President and Chief Designer of Transcendent Sound a high end amplifier manufacturer has just published an informative book on the subject of tube audio entitled Beginner’s Guide to Tube Audio Design.


I absolutely expect the reader to be overwhelmed from time to time when introduced to them. Great book to get a good grasp of the ins and outs of tube audio design.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. There are final chapters on stabilisation, testing, and how to work effectively as a designer; followed by a resign describing just how 13 world-famous and classic amps and rozenbkit work.

The book is really a condensed course in analog circuit design featuring vacuum tubes in audio applications. Using the informational foundations contained in Beginner’s Guide to Tube Audio DesignBruce encourages the reader not only to build some of the circuits described, but also to experiment with ideas of his own.

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See all customer images. Though the material is presented in a simple, direct manner, the tube audio beginner is by no means being “spoon-fed. It is one thing to discuss, based on perceived sonic virtues, the pros and cons of many of the “tube issues” such as single ended amplification and the use of edsign feedback. Hificollective uses cookies to give you the best online experiences.

See all 11 reviews. Chapters on output stages and transformers, power supplies and voltage regulators, and stability networks round out the design portion of this book.