Addicted to Fun and Learning
- May 24, 2020
watch out, with covid the unions are hard at work. Just wait to see his attitude once he joins. Higher pay, more paid time off and safer working conditions are in your futureNo, he is always a sucker for more work/food. But is demanding overtime pay so I pulled in his back up....
Do you mean there’s a switching power supply that outputs AC which is then converted to DC for the tube cathodes?
Geeky??? IMHO >> They were ahead of their time.Back in the late 90's, Musical Fidelity launched a cheeky cylindrical range of goodies using valve and/or solid state - the original 'X' series. T
Hey,...what a good idea !!!!There is little in the way of 'nostalgia' in tube designs—other than the 'euphonic' sounds that aficionados of tubes yearn for. There is no warm tube 'smell'. The oder of hot glass, hot bakelite sockets, hot bakelite covered resistors, hot wax impregnated capacitors, and the bouquet of hot rubber insulation. Those are all missing in these designs and are the one thing that I remember from all the old tube-based electronic devices of yore.
To be honest you have to pay A LOT more for a high quality tube piece of equipment that will not have as many negative issues. Then you have to trust that the manufacturer puts the "magic" into the tubes before shipping them. Tubes with the magic sound great and airy, full of microdetails and chocolaty mids and oh my gosh fast bass notes. Tubes without the magic are lifeless and flat, have no tempo and no soundstage. They even have a dead digital sound with a heavy veil over them.Question to tube experts ; is it intrinsically difficult to design a tube amp with the distortion, but without the noise and power supply hum and so on?