Do someone know where I cans find the “Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifier” by Merlin Blencowe book in USA?? Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. I’ve been getting a lot of mail about my power supplies book. I’m sorry to say I permanently removed it from print.

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In fact, this is the highest quality kit I’ve seen anywhere, of anything.

Thus, we must overlay two critical signal sources on top of these two pins: I would use either a 10W resistor or two 5W 24k resistor in parallel. Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers. Okay, if this last capacitor is so important, why are you using a cheesy electrolytic capacitor and why is it so large in value? Beginners should read the first five chapters over and over again, as they cover essential material, such as transformer selection, rectification, and filtering; particularly, the chapter on LC smoothing filters, as most tube fans know nothing about the problem of LC resonance.

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See our Returns Policy. There is some very good stuff on things like fuses – dull but remember your dealing with big DC voltages in valve amps so better you know ppower you should get a sand filled ceramic fuse rather than a glass one? Wanted to let you know that this is simply the best PCB I have had in my hands, bar none. As I read the above paragraph, my mind translated it into American thus: The Elliott Sound Practices web site offers wonderful heatsinking explication, guidelines, and design practices.


Get to Know Us. I have no idea how you managed to fit all this stuff in under what I paid for it.

Note that a 1. Having now taken the plunge I have no hesitation in recommending it. This book is very useful, full of down to earth analysis of power supply design.

Still, for this American, Mr. I received poaer Aikido PCB today – thank you for the first rate shipping speed. Can you say that about all that you find in a Google search?

There are two or three power-supply topologies which are seen again and again in valve amps, and are regarded as almost standard, being more-or-less copied from the popular, early amps. Blencowe knows who his DIY readers are and what their hopes and expectations are.

In conclusion, in spite of a few minor, very minor criticisms, I highly recommend this book, for beginners and masters alike. Of course, this would also greatly reduce the current flow through both the zener and the LM negative voltage regulator. In general, electronics textbooks written before are lucidly and gracefully composed. An essential handbook for any valve amplifier enthusiast! It is ampliiers more detailed than your average how to book, delving into the underlying theory. I agree with many of the reviews that say that this book is not for the absolute beginner but I’m on really a beginner amp builder and I now use this book to help me design my own circuits.

If you are planning to build or mod an amp this book is a must! Useful for solid state amps too. By the way, the LM only sees a 9.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Amplifires forward to building the Aikido, will send some comments when I’m done!

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 tubd accelerated to the stage of high-performance design, with over circuit diagrams and figures. Firstly, I’m extremely impressed at the quality of what I’ve been sent. Designing High-Fidelity Valve Preamps.


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After the suppliess hundred pages, I felt like slapping him on the blenccowe and telling him, “Just spit it out man” and I am a rabid anglophile. Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. I remember seeing this schematic in an old National Semiconductor data sheet over 30 years ago. Having cut my teeth fixing my neighbors failing radiograms and point to point SW radio construction on the bedroom floor as a teenager in the sixties I only got back into messing around with valves when my Chinese SET failed recently, resulting in some diagnostics, repair and the inevitable upgrades.

My shpplies Help Advanced Book Search. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The low-voltage regulator establishes and maintains the fixed output voltage, while the high-voltage triode shields the solid-state device from lethal voltages. Mr Broskie, I bought an Aikido stereo linestage kit from you some amplifierw ago, and I received it just this Monday. The author’s initial tendency to use too may words quickly diminishes as the you get into the book.

I have a bit of trouble writing this review because the Pre-amp book by the same author was so great and I don’t think this is quite so good.