Five Things To Consider When Buying A Tube Amplifier – it may be commonplace YouTube thumbnail graphic, but interest in analog tubes has always been one of the biggest talking points from so many PartTimeAudiophile readers.
Justin Weber of ampsandsound joins PTA’s The Occasional Podcast this week for a revisit to this popular topic. He brings with him a ton of helpful knowledge, as well as deep love for the hobby he enjoys as both as an enthusiast and amplifier designer himself.
How much power is enough? What tubes are best? How do I find the right amp for my situation? Justin takes us all through his process, and drops some major insight into real world truths that can sometimes be hard to find in all the online minutia.
The Occasional Podcast has launched into its 9th season with our coverage of FLAX 2023 highlights, but you can also check out our interview with Andrew Jones, our Halloween Special and our interview with turntable reviewer Michael Fremer plus season 7’s Anatomy Of An Amplifier and earlier episodes like A Beginners Guide To Wireless HiFi, How Records Are Made plus A Guide To Tube Amplifiers and our season 6 opener What Is Accuracy and Why Audiophiles Love Jazz? but don’t miss last season’s finale TOP’s Best Of Season 5 Awards Plus A Visit to Van Halen’s 5150 Studios or our revisited interview with the late legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt. Also available for download is last season’s interviews with Heinz Lichtenegger, president of Pro-Ject. You can also check out Budgeting – From Entry Level To High End, Getting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff Joseph, Bill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and even Rob Watts.
You can stream the newest episode – Five Things To Consider When Buying A Tube Amplifier – direct from the embed below or subscribe to The Occasional Podcast on your favorite podcast platform including iTunes, Android, Google, Deezer, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more.
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