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Tube Headphone Amp Schematic Needed

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Dave.H, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. Dave.H

    Dave.H Guest

    I want to build a headphone amp to connect to my laptop's audio
    output, and thought a tube based one would be a nice change from all
    the IC driven ones I've built in the past. I would prefer a simple one
    with low cost components, and low voltage operation, if possible, and
    no more than 3 tubes. Any tube type will do.

  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    OH WHY ?

    Why would you want to degrade the sound so faithfully preserved today
    through ultra-accurate high bit density recordings at the final listening

    Why not just listen on some ex-army headphones ? It'll do the same thing.

  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    As good a way as any to get a crap sound.

  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I like your sense of humour !

  5. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    Try to get hold of some nuvistors.
    Googling for nuvistor produced a nice hit of
    explanations and designs.
    Oh, and start saving up some money, they are expensive. ;)
  6. Dave.H

    Dave.H Guest

    45 to 90 volts is OK by me. It's voltages higher than 200 volts which
    I didn't want to use

  7. Guest

    I looked at your link and thought, how about an amp for electrostatic
    phones? I found the Gilmore amp indirectly because of you. Thanks

  8. Dave.H

    Dave.H Guest

    I love the old tube equipment, radios, amplifiers, etc. I don't care
    for best sound quality either.

  9. Guest

    Tim Wescott wrote:
    Excellent advice.
    You haven't 'lived' until you touched the anode cap of a color TV
    horizontal output. The anode of the CRT isn't much fun either.

  10. Dave.H

    Dave.H Guest

    By "low volltage" I meant any voltage below 160v.

  11. Dave.H

    Dave.H Guest

    I have a stepdown transformer to run my Zenith tube radio. If I
    recitify this with a silicon diode (or tube rectifier) I get around
    160 VDC. Is this right? I want to run the B+ without a transformer if
    possible, much like my AC/DC Zenith which has around 160v B+. Reduced
    power output shouldn't matter since it's to be used with headphones.
    Gotta search for a suitable circuit.

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