Vacuum Tubes. Mono blocks. The tube amplifier , which was the pinnacle of technology in the midth century, has always maintained a loyal following amongst audio hobbyists and music lovers alike. While designs are consistently different, one constant across the spectrum of tube amplifiers is their unique appearance. Audio manufacturers take their tube amplifier aesthetics very seriously, and the result is some of the most beautiful—and sometimes unusual—electronics ever produced. To honor this unsung art form, here are 10 beautiful tube amplifiers—where no two designs are alike.
About 4 months ago I got a call from a nice gentleman in Chicago. He said he had put them away in the closet years ago, and he thought it would be a good idea to find them a new home with someone who really cared. Kind of cleaning house, or something like that. That could be a disaster.
It was a cold January Saturday night in Chicago and we had big plans. Time to celebrate. Skip the glass, one pitcher each and keep them coming. Conversation evolved into bloviation on what our cover art would look like, certainly it would be a photo of our battery powered tube mic pre-amp recently created in my basement lab. Our rate of Goose Island and Guinness consumption would put us at three-sheets to the wind by
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