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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See and discover other items: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Although this book is not intended for the beginner, learning is encouraged through blecnowe design, and concepts are introduced at a basic level before the reader is accelerated to the stage of high-performance design, with over blncowe diagrams and figures. Many pure tube-based and solid-state-based and hybrid solutions are illustrated; there is even a quite Janus-like shunt regulator that utilizes both feedforward and feedback to produce clean, steady DC voltage, page ; And the tubd chapter is a must read, as it covers the problem of too little or too much wall voltage and some possible solutions.

There is some very good stuff on things like fuses – dull but remember your dealing with big DC voltages in valve amps so better you know why you should get a sand filled fro fuse poeer than a glass one? I have to admit that I had low expectations, not because I was prejudiced against its author, but for the simple reason that most books intended for DIY audio electronics—and perhaps particularly for those intended for tube-audio—tend to be too simple-minded.

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. Second, your shipping was lightning-quick. I have a bit of trouble writing this review because the Pre-amp book by the same author was so great and I don’t think this is quite so good. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

If I can find all the same material on the designinng for free, do I really need to buy this book? The Elliott Sound Practices web site offers wonderful heatsinking explication, guidelines, and design practices.

Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers – Merlin Blencowe – Google Books

This high-voltage shunt regulator looks far more complex than it really is. Audiophiles, guitarists and general hobbyists alike will find this book an invaluable source of detailed information on transformers, rectifiers, smoothing, high-voltage series and shunt regulators, and much more.


The design functioning remained the same: The Safe Approach When building a new high-voltage regulator design, I always first try it with low voltages, for if it fails to work putting out 20V, it will never work trying to put out a V output voltage.

The author’s initial tendency to use too may words quickly diminishes as the you get into the book. I remember seeing this schematic in an old National Semiconductor data sheet over 30 years ago. Blencowe was a Brit, not just because his first name is Merlin.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. What intrigued me was this question, Is it possible to make a high voltage regulator based on an LM? I have no idea how you managed to fit all this stuff in under what I paid for it. BookGilt is our fast, yet robust metasearch for antiquarian books that searches across dozens of sites worldwide.

Also other stuff like how to get rid of diode noise in rectifiers the best.

Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Useful for solid state amps too. In other words, they are not safety devices the way the tubee diode is 1N in the schematic. Yes, I know they can be horrible but they have many advantages. Learn more about Amazon Prime. What makes Biblio different?

Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifier

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. With an external load attached, the triode might undergo a current flow of mA, while the In general, electronics textbooks written before are lucidly and gracefully composed.

The following schematic is stripped down, so as to leave its operation on display without the clutter of the safety and performance-enhancing components. 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.

Pages with related products. Starting with the compulsory throat clearing, let’s look at two old designs. Having stacks of old books on valve circuits and of course Morgan Jones’ essential volumes I was in two minds about bothering with this book and it hovered on and off my wish list for quite a while.

One oddity is finding what should have been the eleventh chapter Cooling and Heatsinking nested in chapter seven, “Series Voltage Stabilizers. My only disapointments were A that switch mode power supplies seem to be regarded as a no-go area. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.


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Blencowe knows who his DIY readers are and what their hopes and expectations are. Find it on BookGilt BookGilt is our fast, yet robust metasearch for antiquarian books that searches across dozens of sites worldwide.

Designing Power Supplies for Tube Amplifiers

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page merkin of 1. 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. TCJ My-Stock DB helps you know just what you have, what it looks like, where it is, what it will be used for, and what it’s worth. It does have the usual Health and Safety caveats, which given my desgning in the art are considered amusing if not entirely over the top and I certainly have no interest in whether or not a transformer-less design is “illegal” in certain jurisdictions, just whether or not one can make them work but these modern hangups are not the author’s fault.

Save your search to a want list and we’ll notify you by e-mail as soon as we locate a match. This book is very useful, full of down to earth analysis of power supply design.

Depending on our design goals, the same transformer and rectifiers allow many different arrangements, indeed, often better arrangements. Can you say that about all that you find in a Google search? Can a positive, high-voltage, series, voltage regulator be made out of an LM? Pwer highly recommend these books to anyone interested in the subject. As it stands, this amplifies series regulator is rube, but it is a bit naked and it offers limited grid-voltage swings.

Thus, they give us too little—for our own good, as they see it.