How Tube Amplifiers Work, Part 2: The Pre-Amp And Power Amp

Published on March 15, 2014
Channel: Uncle Doug
Category: Music
Source: Youtube

In this Part 2 of a two-part video series, we will follow the +325VDC current as it flows to the tube plates. Then we will study the nature of the guitar input signal, and apply this signal to the grids of the tubes, following it through several stages of amplification until it reaches the speaker voice coil. The presentation is primarily conversational rather than technical and utilizes analogies and basic language to explain the chain of events that occur within the amplifier circuit. Components such as coupling capacitors, output transformers, speaker voice coils, etc. will be encountered along the way, and will be discussed, as will concepts such as plate voltage, plate current, and output tube biasing. If you enjoy watching videos featuring classic vintage tube amps, jukeboxes, exotic electromechanical devices, and simple, basic technical presentations, then please subscribe to my channel. You will gain immediate access to almost 100 videos, and (if you activate the service) you will be notified each time a new video is posted. Thanks for watching !!!