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.
Trying to find information on a ’50s binary amplifier.
Was this model actually marketed in quantity ?
BRAINARD BINARY Model A 200
My first listening to ‘BINARY Sound’ was in El Paso
in early ’50s. It was possibly the Brainard unit as a
prototype. Tuner was T 200.
Memory is vague at this date.
The demonstration was focused on direct listening
via headphones with pickup mikes separated approx.
same as our ears. Thereby, eliminating any room acoustics
distortions. Thus, listener now appears to be in front of
actual orchestra instead of hearing the performance
thru mikes in different positions. Realism !
The designation A 200 and T 200 would indicate
earlier models as A 100 etc. existed.
Thanx, for any help you may offer. Paul B.
The more I listened to the muzishare x7 amp, the most I liked the sound. I tried replacing tubes for different experience and found a notable improvement in the system, kind of more advances you can say. The tube combo did a little different bass producing, that’s quite difficult to handle at first. It’s a really good investment on good sound and stock tubes by upgrading and won’t cost that much.
respected sir, I have a icon audio ST 40 MK III tube amp which I want to restore but I could not find the schematic diagram, could you please help me to get one, I am from Bangladesh in Asia, which is far away from your country, your response will be highly appreciated, Thanks in advance
Saidur Rahman Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Hello, You need to contact Icon Audio directly for this schematic.