Bibliography on valve amplifiers


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Building Valve amplifiers by Morgan Jones. 354 pages Publisher: Newnes (August 2, 2004) Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment - as an electronics experimenter, audiophile or audio engineer. Available at
Valve Amplifiers, Third Edition by Morgan Jones. 624 pagesPublisher: Newnes; 3 edition (June 1, 2003). "Jam-packed with theory, circuit analysis, and DIY basics, it will walk you through all stages of design so that you can create your own wonders. Jones is an ex-BBC engineer with a cool writing style and you'll find it a no-pain education." Hi-Fi News and Record Review Available at
High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual by G. Randy Slone. 476 pagesPublisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 1 edition (May 1, 1999). Design and build awesome audio amps. Amateur and professional audiophiles alike can now design and construct superior quality amplifiers at a fraction of comparable retail prices with step-by-step instruction from the High-Power audio Amplifier Construction Manual. Available at
Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers by John Linsley Hood. 208 pagesPublisher: Newnes (December 23, 1997). Available at
Electronic valves in A.F. amplifiers (Phillips' Technical Library. Popular series)by E Rodenhuis Available at
Valves for audio frequency amplifiers (Philips technical library) by E Rodenhuis Available at
Application of the electronic valve in radio receivers and amplifiers (Philips' Technical library. Series of books on electronic valves, book 4)by B. G Dammers Available at
Fundamentals of radio-valve technique: An introduction to the physical fundamentals, properties, designs and applications of radio-receiver and power-amplifier ... of books on electronic valves, book 1) by Jan Deketh. 535 pagesPublisher: N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken, Technical and Scientific Literature Dept (January 1, 1949) Available at
The Tube Amp Bookby Aspen Pittman. 416 pagesPublisher: Backbeat Books; Bk&CD-Rom edition (September 1, 2003) Available at
Modern high-end valve amplifiers: Based on toroidal output transformers by Menno van der Veen. 250 pages Publisher: Elektor Electronics (January 1, 1999) Available at
Audio Power Amplifier Handbook by Douglas Self. 448 pagesPublisher: Newnes; 3 edition (June 15, 2002) "This is a true handbook in the 'just-about-everything-you'd-want-to know-in-one-volume' sense of the word... it is a resource for those who would like to gain some of Self's deep understanding of the subtleties of amplifier design". --EDN Magazine, January 23, 2003 Available at
Vacuum Tube Amplifiers (Mit Technical Series, Volume 18) by George E., Jr. Valley. 740 pagesReprint edition (January 1, 2001) Available at
Mullard Tube Circuits for Audio Amplifiers by Mullard Technical Serv Dept. 144 pagesPublisher: Audio Amateur Publications (August 1, 1993) Available at
Amplitude and phase cross-modulation and non-linear phase shift in traveling-wave tube amplifiers (EE report) by John H Foster. Publisher: Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington (January 1, 1962) Available at
Cross modulation in traveling-wave tube amplifiers (EE report)by A. E Harrison. Publisher: Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington (January 1, 1959) Available at
Cross modulation in traveling-wave tube amplifiers (EE Dept. report) by Arthur W. C Nation. Publisher: Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington (January 1, 1954) Available at
An electron tube amplifier using 60-cycle alternating current to supply power for the filaments and plates, (Scientific papers of the Bureau of Standards)by Percival Davis Lowell. Govt. Print. Off (January 1, 1922) Available at
Vacuum-tube amplifiersby Albert R Hodges. 2 pagesPublisher: International Correspondence Schools; 1944 ed edition (January 1, 1937) Available at
A study and design of a wide band, low noise vacuum tube amplifierby Harold G Koger Available at
Vacuum tube amplifiers for audio-frequency currents, (University of Maine studies. Second series)by Walter Joseph Creamer 46 pagesPublisher: The University press (January 1, 1927) Available at
The amp book: An introductory guide to tube amplifiers by Donald Brosnac. 64 pagesPublisher: d.B. Music Co (January 1, 1983) Available at
Techniques for linear amplifier tube and circuit design by Robert Edroy Meek. Engineering Experiment Station, Georgia Institute of Technology (January 1, 1960) Available at
The four element tube as an audio amplifier, (Washington)by Austin Vitruvius Eastman. 29 pages Publisher: The University of Washington (January 1, 1930) Available at
A study of vacuum tubes as low-powered amplifiers, Designed for high efficiencyby Varney A Graves Available at
Handbook for the design of low noise grounded grid amplifiers using 6280/416B and 6299 tubes by R Tenenholtz . Publisher: E. Knight (January 1, 1959) Available at
The tube amp book (AFIT) by R. Aspen Pittman. 767 pagesPublisher: Groove Tubes / GT Electronics / Groove Tubes Audio; 4.1th [sic] ed edition (January 1, 1995) Available at
Valves for audio frequency amplifiers (Philips technical library) by E Rodenhuis. 144 pagesPublisher: Distribution agents, Old Colony Sound Laboratory; 1st reprint ed edition (January 1, 1997) Available at
Audio amplifiers (Unknown Binding) by George C Crom. 59 pages Publisher: International Testbook (January 1, 1933) Available at
Troubleshooting & Repairing Consumer Electronics Without a Schematic (Paperback) by Homer L. Davidson. 461 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 3 edition (January 15, 2004) Available at
Build it yourself: How to build a 50 watt high quality audio power amplifier - including winding the output and power transformers by Alexander Beilis Bereskin. 37 pages Publisher: Institute of radio engineers (January 1, 1956) Available at



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Saga of the vacuum tube, by Gerald Tyne, PROMPT Publications, 1977 (reprint 1994), pp. 30-83.  
"The First Electron Tube", by George Shiers, ,SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, March 1969, p. 104.
70 Years of radio tubes and valves, by John Stokes, Vestal Press, NY, 1982, pp. 3-9.  
History of the british radio valve to 1940, by Keith Thrower, MMA International, 1982, pp 9-13.  


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