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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
"Unfinished P1-eXtreme: 11 years!"
Posted By TripperRB on 03/30/2015
I've taken my time with my P1 11 years! I was cleaning up the garage this weekend and saw my unfinished project and thought it was about time to finish it up. The transformers and circu...

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"Diode Rectification and Power transformer questions"
Posted By Ty Penrod on 03/30/2015
I'm interested in building a 5f1 based amp, it'll be my first plunge into tube circuitry. I've done a healthy bit of research and have a basic understanding of the circuitry, but I'm getting confused ...

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"How to organize your parts collection?"
Posted By David Staepelaere on 03/29/2015
I use bins or those plastic divided boxes to hold those small parts that are relatively few, odd shaped, or recognize quickly by sight (jacks, switches, lamps, etc), but I haven't figured a good way t...

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"Opinions wanted: Low wattage amp vs attenuator"
Posted By Martin Schrder on 03/29/2015
This is my first ever post here so please forgive and instruct me if I break any etiquette rules.
Also - this might not be the most well-structured of posts because I am confused and wish to ask a mi...

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"First Draft Layout for HO build (PCB)"
Posted By Ben Sykora on 03/28/2015
PCB Artist library files are here:

PCB Artist schematic and layout files are here:

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2014-10-21: Be sure to check out our discussion forum using the link on the left..

2014-10-20: The Treasure Fleet is on the way to Rio De La Hacha with a fortune in gold!

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2008-10-4: Archived Projects section is functional again.

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