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Good tube literature

Discussion in 'Tube Audio' started by jaymanaa, Jun 4, 2006.

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    I got a book at a college lab sale 25 odd years ago :beerchug: that I like to peruse often. It's actually an electronics textbook called "Transistors" by Milton S Kiver.
    First published in 1956, a lot of the book studies transistor circuits while comparing them to equivalent circuits built with vacuum tubes.
    It's actually a good textbook; I always had trouble with semiconductor theory in college and this book approaches everything from an electron flow point of view rather than conventional flow. Things became much clearer to me. Also was my first real exposure to vacuum tube theory.
     
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    I have many but they are on my hard drive.
    And I just moved
    But. I can tell you if you look around there is a plethora of old books about tube amps.
     
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    I want this!!! Does anybody know where I can get a copy?
     
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    NIce to see the PDF is available. Thanks for the link. This book is a mix of information at many levels. Worth a look but dont get bogged down in the physics...unless you love that stuff. It is of the highest level written when the understanding and further development of vacuum tubes was at its zenith. The transistor came along and the world changed.

    This book was written for those who want to design vacuum tubes. Im happy to have it on the shelf though its not my bible and it is rare so dont go out an buy it. Not for the average person here. For that I recommend the opening pages of the RCA manual or Radio Amateurs Handbook.

    Do have a look at the pdf, its free. After a few pages I think you will see what I mean. Read the Preface. As stated there this book was written for senior and Graduate students in Electrical Engineering. Hope you did well in your core courses :)
     
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    Rest in Peace, Jay.
    You'll be sorely missed around here.
     
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    Who is Jay?
     
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    Jaymanaa; the OP. Recently passed. Good guy. Free with his time and knowledge. He is already missed.
     
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