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Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:35 pm
by Eddie
Anyone know of any good reading on tubes for audio?

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:54 pm
by elgrau
I have one that I like: Elements of Radio (circa '40s). Very much "nitty-gritty" of how tubes/transformers/caps/coils work on an electron basis and covers all the different types (tubes)and advantages of each. This book was classified during WW-II.... It has a unique format in that the 1st half covers all the radio/amp circuts and radio/amp circut elements from a "words" standpoint, THEN the 2nd half covers the mathematics involved. Cool book... Ed

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:05 pm
by angelod307
a taste of tubes

free download at anthem.com or what used to be sonic frontiers before they were bought up. send me an email and I will forward a copy to you. angelod307at msn dot com

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:39 pm
by treitz3
OOOooo, good question! If you can get a hold of a copy, Manley supposedly has one of the best reference tube books out there. The last one I saw was a paperback in decent condition and if memory serves, it was at 85 or more dollars before the end of the auction.

I can't comment on anything other than that as I would rather have "The Professional Chef" from the Culinary Institute for 85 than the Manley tube book.

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:03 pm
by Jag_97470
Oh sorry, I though it said any good books on boobs. Never mind. :D

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:48 pm
by Don
Jag_97470 wrote:Oh sorry, I though it said any good books on boobs. Never mind. :D



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:14 pm
by Zoot Horn
Eddie,,I have a "mint" copy of Manley's Vacum Tube Logic Book" that I'm having a few copies made,,I'll reserve one for you.

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:40 pm
by BillD
angelod307 wrote:a taste of tubes

free download at anthem.com or what used to be sonic frontiers before they were bought up. send me an email and I will forward a copy to you. angelod307at msn dot com
I downloaded it from Anthem

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:41 pm
by Eddie
Zoot Horn wrote:Eddie,,I have a "mint" copy of Manley's Vacum Tube Logic Book" that I'm having a few copies made,,I'll reserve one for you.
thanks george

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:07 am
by treitz3
Hey George. If you would be so kind, could you reserve me a copy as well? They are about as hard to come by as an honest cop.

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:57 am
by engtaz
Me 3 George?

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:02 pm
by OconeeOrange
Jag_97470 wrote:Oh sorry, I though it said any good books on boobs. Never mind. :D

Now why would you disrupt this thread ?? ](*,)
I say we penalize you 1000 posts so you will stop this crap.

Actually I thought is was about audio books you heard about on the tube.

Back on thread, have sold more tubes than most here will ever buy.
Tubes don't last forever, in fact, go down hill fast ---

So Bob made SUNFIRE ---

Still, nothing beats the sound of tubes, LPs, Cassettes, 8 tracks, me in the shower ----

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:53 am
by Scarabeo
God took 7 days to make the Heavens and the Earth well 6 because on the 7th day he rested and enjoyed his Heavenly TUBE audio equipment who he gave a soul to. He loved his TUBES so much he gave Man a soul and the only way Man can get this close to Heaven without Dieing is through TUBE'S... AMEN!!! O:)

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:25 am
by Jag_97470
Scarabeo wrote:God took 7 days to make the Heavens and the Earth well 6 because on the 7th day he rested and enjoyed his Heavenly TUBE audio equipment who he gave a soul to. He loved his TUBES so much he gave Man a soul and the only way Man can get this close to Heaven without Dieing is through TUBE'S... AMEN!!! O:)
Amen brother =D>

Re: Any good books on tubes?

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:28 pm
by Eddie
Found some downloads of some books here!

http://www.tech-systems-labs.com/books.htm