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Welcome to AX84® the base camp for tube (valve) electronics hobbyists.

AX84 exists to provide:

1) A great environment to learn about music-related electronics in general. AX84 is a place where those with experience are interested in helping diligent beginners who are willing to do their homework.

2) A place where those with more experience can field their ideas to peers and get useful feedback.

3) An environment that respects the past, but is not enslaved by it. INNOVATION IS GOOD (and it didn't die in the 1950s.) There are new things under the sun every day. Move the ball forward!

Our HUGE discussion area is under 'Discussion Forum' to your left.

We are hard at work improving the site- check back often!

Recent Forum Threads
"Modelling tubes with uTracer"
Posted By electronrancher on 08/24/2016
So I built a uTracer a while back, and after modelling the few oddball tubes I wanted to simulate in spice, it's beginning to collect dust. So sad!

So if anyone would like a spice model for a tube ...

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"Cathode follower stages in an SVT power amp"
Posted By ColinD on 08/24/2016
Reference schematic:
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I'm struggling to wrap my head around the cathode follower stages that drive the power tubes in this amp. The secon...

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"Multiple inputs and grounding"
Posted By musashi on 08/24/2016
I'm reading in Merlin's writings that a correct way of grounding is by placing a SINGLE chassis to ground connection at the input jack.

How can I have a single ground chassis connection at the inpu...

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"Tube questions..."
Posted By ColinD on 08/23/2016
I have posted these same questions over at TGP but helpful replies are not pouring in.
I have 6 matched GE 6550 power tubes with an unknown number of hours on them. They all test good but one of them...

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"Heater voltages on oscope"
Posted By musashi on 08/23/2016
I was testin heater voltages from a PT and getting something like 7.1V.
I then tried testing with my oscilloscope (it's a low budget DSO), and It says 14Vpeak-peak -> 5Vrms...
I've also noticed that...

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