Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: 26.81

or
 
   
Trade in Yours
For a 6.43 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Valve Amplifiers [Paperback]

Morgan Jones
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
RRP: 46.99
Price: 32.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 14.10 (30%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 11 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Trade In this Item for up to 6.43
Trade in Valve Amplifiers for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 6.43, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

10 Nov 2011

Reviews of previous editions:

"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

"Valve Amplifiers is an extremely well written book, containing a wealth of information that all audio designers and builders will find useful". Glass Audio

Valve Amplifiers is a market leader for one simple reason: in this specialist area it is recognized as the most complete guide to valve and vacuum tube amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance. It is truly the all you need to know guide, and enables audio and circuit designers to succeed with their valve amplifier designs and projects.

This book enables readers to understand, create, reconfigure and personalize high-end, audiophile quality amplifiers. Following a step-by-step approach to design, with little maths and lots of know-how, it starts with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs.

The new material included in this Fourth Edition ensures this book will stay at the top of any audio designer's or enthusiast's reference list.

 What's new within the chapters:

Chapter 1: Charge amplifiers

Chapter 2: Additional circuits, semiconductor constant current sources expanded

Chapter 3: Entire new section on noise

Chapter 4: Lots of new measurements to explode or explain audio folklore

Chapter 5: Astonishingly quiet, but cheap and simple HT supply

Chapter 6: New power amplifier

Chapter 7: New hybrid balanced RIAA stage, attenuator law faking

VA3's focus was on distortion, but in VA4, focus is pushed towards background noise reduction. If that wasn't enough, there's more explanation, more measurements, more references, and plenty of new one-liners, any one of which might save hours of trouble.



* The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers
* The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics
* Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Valve Amplifiers + Building Valve Amplifiers + Tubes and Circuits
Price For All Three: 78.22

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; 4 edition (10 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080966403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080966403
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 14.8 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 326,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

".the book is a companion to the book Valve Amplifiers, 4th edition also by Morgan Jones and published by Newnes/Elsevier.  This is a serious design book with details on audio circuit design, equations and related topics.  A 4th edition means that the book has been around for a while and is being updated and there is a real market for it."--ElectronicDesign.com, March 17, 2014


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Kindle release from Newnes 5 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great updated version from Morgan Jones, however the Kindle edition is not worth it. Poor release from Newnes. Most of the diagrams are unreadable. I wish I would have bought the paper edition as previous times.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the topic ever written 23 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mr Morgan's book, fourth edition, (I also bought the first three!) explains to the seriously interested amateur the most important issues in designing high-end equipment with valves. All basic circuits are explained and tools provided so it becomes easy to calculate yoyr own circuit with different valves and obtain predictable results. It also proves how a bit of solid state technology can make life much easier for todays valve addict.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential for audio enthusiasts. 31 Mar 2013
By RELK
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A very lucid writer with a full understanding of his subject. An excellent book for beginners as well as the experienced.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Answered all of my questions with confidence 23 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Definitely the 'Bible' for Valve Amplifiers. The necessary maths are not too difficult, and it is well written for the student to understand.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but please don't leave me behind! 22 Feb 2013
By Ben
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Comprehensive, well-written, very readable. I would, however, prefer it if the explanations progressed a bit more slowly. As with many other electronics books, I find they start with basics, and then follow an exponential curve of difficulty, until I find myself hopelessly lost. Maybe that's just my problem, though, as I haven't had done any formal electronic study...
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback