Whether you like to tinker around and tweak existing vacuum tube amps and preamps, make repairs, or design them from the ground up, DIY forums are critical to getting it done well. These communities share the same passion as you and have an incredible wealth and depth of knowledge. Many members are experts and can provide insights that lesser experienced DIYers need.
Here we have compiled some of the DIY tube audio forums we frequent.
1. DIY Audio – One of the best forums for DIY audio. Everything is covered here: tube audio, solid-state, and loudspeakers.
2. Audio Karma – Another host for very informative forums for DIY audio. Everything is covered here: tube audio, solid-state, and loudspeakers.
3. DIY Tube – A forum that touches on many topics. Vintage tube gear and modifications to vintage tube gear are popular threads.
4. DIY Audio Projects – A good general forum for a wide range of DIY tube amp projects.
5. Audio Asylum’s Tube Asylum – Are you crazy about tube DIY? Commit yourself into the Tube Asylum.
6. Head-Fi – The ultimate forum for all things headphones and earphones related.