Are you a vacuum tube audiophile? Some audio nuts claim that there is nothing better than the sound of a vacuum tube amplifier.
With all of the latest break-through semi-conductor technology, why would anyone want to use 30 year old, or older technology???
Check out Tube Cad Journal for the answer.
John Broskie’s Guide to Tube Circuit Analysis & Design web site is packed full of data, software and audio kits that take you back to the era of the analogue nature of audio.
Why is vacuum tube better?
Here are a few quotes from one of John’s articles:
“The built-in vacuum tube preamplifier enables you to experience the highest quality sound
normally you can only find in premium Hi-Fi audio equipment.”
“Music is dynamic and is played to be heard by human ears. The analogue nature of
tube gives a more pleasing sound to the nonlinear human ear-brain hearing system.
Tube sound has less distortion than solid-state sound and audiophiles
always prefer tubes for their clean, warm and far more detailed and life-like sound.”
“Audiophiles find the tube preamplifier product a more faithful and detailed reproduction in
comparison to the solid-state preamplifier.”
So plug your ipod or Zune into a vacuum tube amp and hear the difference.
Or even better, build your own DIY vacuum tube amp.
The Tube CAD Journal