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on 12 September 2009
"Building Valve Amplifiers" is a very useful book to any DIY audio enthusiast looking at scratch building a Valve Amplifier. The book covers constructional issues such as chassis manufacture, wiring and testing/faultfinding. The author Morgan Jones assumes no previous knowledge of any of the subjects covered and because of his easy to read style of writing, the subject matter should be accesable to all readers.

Owning the partner book "Valve Amplifiers" is a must, but this book can stand alone from that volume, as the subject of this is less about the circuit design and more about practical considerations such as component layout, earthing and cooling.
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on 5 September 2009
This is one of the few books available on building valve amplifiers. It contains interesting and useful information, especially for beginners. However, the book has inconsistencies regarding the way it is structured. The book does not satisfy fully neither beginners nor more advanced readers. For example the section on testing is excessive and difficult to follow for a novice valve amplifier builder. More advanced readers, on the other hand, will find the large section on sawing and drilling boring. The book is an ad hoc collection of technical and practical information on valve amplifiers.
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on 20 January 2010
This is a great book to get you on your why with sound principles and idea's, I have now read the book three times and continue to use it as a reference for my current project.
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Ben
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on 31 March 2013
All of Morgan Jones books offer excellent and highly practical hints. All of these are backed by theoretical explanations and a bibliography which is very useful in expanding on this knowledge. This review applies to Valve Amplifiers as well.
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on 19 January 2012
Morgan Jones is a real authority on the subject and while clearly an audiophile he doesn't fall in to the same traps as many over exuberant audio fascists. He shares his experiences with us in this book and does so with a good humour.
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on 9 February 2012
As I've recently started building valve amplifier kits, I've found Morgan Jone's book a very valuable reference and no doubt will continue to be when moving on to more ambitious projects.
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on 16 January 2009
Warning: This title contians no information about valve designs or circuit diagrams. Mechanical construction only. Of limited value unless ya a complete novice in which case don't try to build ya own valve amplifier anyway. Very dissapointing.
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