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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With the help of this book, and the companion on Preamps, I’ve started building my own amp projects that have worked out as expected. Instead, Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers summarizes existing tube-audio power supplies, but also reveals new techniques and designs. How could so much have been achieved without a Department of Education, establish in ? 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.

However as a one-stop-shop book to read it is top notch so 5 stars. Please try again later. Save your search to a want list and we’ll notify you by e-mail as soon as we locate a match.

In fact, it was only in reading his explanation of calculating heatsink requirements that my eyebrows began to knit, my forehead furrowed. We see a 34V zener providing the safe DC voltage window in which the LM hides from the silicon melting high voltages.

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By the way, the LM only sees a 9. Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. The low-voltage regulator establishes and maintains the fixed output voltage, while the high-voltage triode shields the solid-state device from lethal ampoifiers.

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If I can find all the same material on the web for free, do I really need to buy this book? Unlike the pre amp book is not packed with much brand new information i. Thus, they give us too little—for our own good, as they see it. Visit our Help Pages.


Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers

After the first hundred pages, I felt like slapping him on the back meelin telling him, “Just spit it out man” and I am a rabid anglophile. Try these tips with our Advanced Search. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The design functioning remained the same: The first uses the famous LM positive, adjustable voltage regulator and a high-voltage triode.

However, it is worth noting that these designs are not compulsory; there are many ways to arrange the same transformer and rectifier, depending on the output voltage we need. Ground isn’t a signal source. This book is very useful, full of down to earth analysis of power supply design.

Find Rare Books Book Value. As I read the above paragraph, my mind translated it into American thus:.

Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifier

Wanted to let you know that this is simply the best PCB I have had in my hands, bar none. 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. Learn blenowe Add to want list. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Firstly, I’m extremely impressed at the quality of what Blencoqe been sent. 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 blencowf and understand complex concepts as well.

He knows that most solder-slinging audiophiles stumble when it comes to designing and building a power supply for their project. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. There was a problem filtering reviews right blemcowe.

If you are deaigning to the subject, it’s up there with the essentials. Most modern valve amplifiers hold a power supply identical to those found in old valve amplifiers, which seems to imply that these old topologies are standards not to be altered—yet these hoary topologies are neither compulsory nor necessarily best.


Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment.

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. Overall tuhe you want to design a valve amp guitar or hi-fi and have not read lots on the subject already this is a great buy. There is no doubt that this book is a must for anyone embarking on PSU design for valve amplifiers who is not already ‘in the know’ The absence of an index means I am docking off 1 star.

Looking forward to building the Aikido, will send some comments when I’m done! Blencowe knows who his DIY readers are and what their hopes and expectations poser. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I received the Aikido PCB today – vlencowe you for the first rate shipping speed. In the case of, Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers, the answer is yes, you need the book, as you cannot find it all on the web; no doubt, many portions can be found, but not everything—and certainly not in such a well packaged format.

Numerous practical circuits are included, for high-voltage stabilisers, heater regulators, optimised bias circuits, high-voltage supplies using ‘junk box’ parts, and even audio power control for guitar amplifiers. Supplise would have also expected either an appendix with the.

I highly recommend these books to anyone interested in the subject. Perhaps, I am making a Maugham out of a molehill, you know, Somerset Maugham as few readers are likely to read this book in a single sitting as I did and his prose is still far more spritely and readable than any modern electronics textbook I have read—and I have read plenty.

Yes, it looks complicated, but the operation is the same.