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Two Upcoming Tube Fest Articles

By | May 4th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Desire In Glass

Two Upcoming Tube Fests

by Steve Graham

Tube Fest No. 1

A friend and I decided to sell off the majority of our collections of vintage and classic European tubes.  Part of the process was educating our customers about the intertwined and labyrinthian nature of tube production in this golden age of tube making.  It occurred to me that a primer on a pair of the most popular small-signal tubes would be of use.  A soon to be posted article will be an introduction to the minutia of the 6DJ8/ECC88 and 12AX7/ECC83 tubes produced in Europe and Great Britain. … Read the full article

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DIY All-Tube Phono Preamp Project: It’s on!

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , |

Update: DIY All-Tube Phono Preamp Project / Part 1

By Steve Graham

Prototype shown above, the one I’m building for our kind patron will be similar but somewhat prettier

Thunderbirds are GO!

Hopefully International Rescue won’t need to be called.  (link)

I was a bit old for it when the Thunderbirds TV series arrived in the mid 1960s, but my two younger brothers enjoyed it. Now I find them charming, in that endearingly hokey way the Brits sometimes do things.… Read the full article

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DIY All-Tube High End Phono Preamp Project

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , |

Its face may be a bit plain, but its heart is golden.

DIY All-Tube Phono Preamp Project (Update)

by Steve Graham

The response to my proposed DIY Phono Preamp project has been a bit tepid.  So, once more with feeling: WoS is looking for a patron to finance this project.  The kind person that fronts this project will, at the end of it, receive a phono stage very similar to the one pictured here.

The preamp pictured here (my prototype) uses a Tubecad Tetra phono amplifier board and PS-3 power supply.… Read the full article

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DIY Tube Phono Stage Build, Needing a Sponsor

By | April 29th, 2018|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , |

The TubeCAD Tetra phono stage prototype

Attention: Tube-Loving, Vinyl-Spinning, but DIY-averse Wall of Sounders!

A Proposed Phono Preamp project, by Steve Graham

Our first foray into DIY tubing was a success, judging by the over 22,000(!) views across all sections of the project.  A few people actually took the plunge and built their own, too.  The two Aikido line stages I built both sold and as far as I know the gentlemen that bought them are happy with their purchases.  At least I haven’t had any complaints, yet.… Read the full article

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