OT: Tube Audio

Bob Bradlee Bob at BRADLEE.ORG
Thu Oct 20 08:31:38 CDT 2005

Bigger more impressive, often many more knobs and lights :)

Separate preamp. receiver and amp allowed one to upgrade
continuously as funds became available. In the late 60's and
early 70's I built / upgraded my system with my tax check 
each year until my wife said enough was enough and 
forced be to get a new camera the year my son was born.

Then it was lenses and darkroom stuff that absorbed all
spare money until late in the 70's when computers
SDk-80 and EVK-300 became the new black hole to 
throw time and money into :)

First a processor and a teletype, then a second processor and a 
Beehive monitor (8008 based), than more memory, and tape controller
for backup, followed by floppy drives, and ..... Get the picture 

Anyway "all in ones" were what our parents had, and that would not do
we were the woodstock generation and wanted massive amounts of
unusable power ! (until the parents went out, then took every watt we
had to entertain the neighbors :)

Bob ...

On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:19:35 -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:

>OK, since there seem to be a fair amount of people into Tube audio, 
>or at least with a knowledge of it.  Would someone care to explain 
>the following to someone that is used to an all in one unit such as a 
>Sony Receiver.  What is the purpose of separate Amp and Pre-Amps.  I 
>think I understand the whole phono pre-stage, but I've yet to find a 
>decent explanation of the rest, and I'm looking to switch to tubes 
>for playback of records (primarily Vinyl, but I'm also interested in 

>		Zane

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