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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Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. Blencowe writes like a Brit, abundantly displaying good manners, never lapsing into excessive informality deferential, glad to be of use, politic, cautious, and meticulous In other words, they are not safety devices the way the unmarked diode is 1N in the schematic.
Stereo and mono, octal and 9-pin printed circuit boards available. I’ve been getting a lot of mail about my power supplies book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Yes, it looks complicated, but the operation is the same. Even a chapter on protection and fusing and a chapter on various creative techniques to get the supply voltages you need from transformers you may have on hand!
: Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers (): Merlin Blencowe: Books
Suggestions, comments, criticisms welcome. Find it in a library. How could so much have been achieved without a Department of Education, establish in ? Second, your shipping was lightning-quick. It is NOT light reading to say the least.
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.
Still, for this American, Mr. Read more Read less. In spite of the word “tube” in the book’s title, I instantly assumed that Mr. No, not a high-voltage negative mrrlin, which would be merely a mirror image of the above circuit, with PNP transistors replacing NPN types, my goal was a positive high-voltage regulator. It is almost as if the publisher and writer assume that making the big jump from the remote control to the soldering iron is in itself a feat of such towering skill, endurance, strength, and imagination that would be asking too much to expect the poor audiophile to learn and understand complex concepts as well.
Instead, Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers summarizes existing tube-audio power supplies, but also reveals new techniques and designs. We were unable to find any books matching your exact criteria. 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.
So far, I haven’t found a single schematic typo, which is a laudatory achievement indeed. Starting with the compulsory throat clearing, let’s look at two old designs. Wanted to let you know that this is simply the best PCB I have had in my hands, bar none. We also see the pass device, the triode, being controlled by the LM All of the above coupled with ocassional and quite tasteful doses of humor, makes this book a joy to read! There are whats, and also whys for the various schemes one can use.
Sign up to receive offers and updates: Still can’t find it? Valve amplifiers invariably contain both very high voltages and high currents, capable of killing you. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This website aims to fill the gap between the two extremes. Nor is his book merely a historical summery, as many many tube-amplifier books tend to be, covering only old designs that your grandfather would recognize.
Firstly, I’m extremely impressed at the quality of what I’ve been sent.
I provide the information on this site free of charge, and it is up to you to exercise caution and common sense at all times to avoid electrocuting yourself, and make your amplifiers safe to use.
In addition, all the many schematics are cleanly laid out and easy to understand.
Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers
Even so, I have done my best to write these tutorials cook-book style so that even a layman can follow the instructions and design a working circuit without actually knowing how it works- but it certainly helps to understand first. I won’t be writing about those for even more years! Next, we move on to the series high-voltage regulator based on the LM In fact, it was only in reading his explanation of calculating heatsink requirements that my eyebrows began to knit, my forehead furrowed.
And before you ask your next question, no, it isn’t about power amps.