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    Default Tube Virgin

    What is the best site to learn the basics of tube equipment, types of tubes, sound characteristics...

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    This site will help you with the types and sound characteristics.

    https://www.tubeworld.com/index_high.htm
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    Still trying to convince my wife that I *NEED* a pair of McIntosh MC30s for my birthday.
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    I may have an addiction... RTA-15TL, SDA 2, LSi25, LSi15, LSi9, LSi7, LSiCx2, LSiFX, LS/FX, RT/FX, DSW MP2000...and that's just the Polks...

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    I am resisting the temptation to make awful, tasteless "tube virgin" comments...

    FWIW, my favorite tube primer is this one:
    http://www.anthemav.com/OldSitev1/pdf/taste.pdf

    ... and my favorite all-around source of info on vacuum tube devices (with a focus on hifi) is Pete Millett's amazing resource at:
    www.tubebooks.org

    For intro material, I'd suggest downloading these books (they're moderately large PDFs, and the servers are sort of... deliberate... in their download pace; but it's worth the wait!).

    http://www.tubebooks.org/Books/crowhurst_basic_1.pdf
    http://www.tubebooks.org/Books/crowhurst_basic_2.pdf
    http://www.tubebooks.org/Books/crowhurst_basic_3.pdf

    Tons of other good stuff on Pete's site at all levels including way beyond me...
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    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    I am resisting the temptation to make awful, tasteless "tube virgin" comments...
    Be gentle as tubes do get hot...

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    wakka-wakka-wakka!

    I was thinkin' that they're kind of dry...
    all the best,
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