Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year 2009, in a 1930s style

From Quality Amplifier


Largely ignoring this credit crunch thing with "experts" comparing the present situation with the 1930s I've been reading through magazines and books of the period, brushing up on my retro-electronics skills.    The latest result of which is this, my shiney new Wireless World Quality Amplifier, based on designs from 1934 to 1945.

The transformer to the right is an old Varley phase splitting transformer, I'm using this for now while I decide what style of pre-amplifier to build.  I'm torn between another 1930s style project, or using smaller valves such as EF86 and ECC83 to build a stereo pre-amp and phase splitter to drive two Quailty Amplifiers.

  

2 comments:

de_la_espada said...

Although from a later era I think you might appreciate this video george dyson
Be careful though, watching these TED videos is addictive!
I have tried to contact you at your 'despammed' address.

cheers

de_la_espada said...

Although from a later era I think you might appreciate this video george dyson
Be careful though, watching these TED videos is addictive!
BTW I have tried to contact you at your 'despammed' address.

cheers

Nick