The website for thermionic Valves (Vacuum Tubes) in New Zealand,
and hifi/valve equipment in general...
|Hi-fi and Audiophile
Valves have come back into fashion in the hi-fi community. Classic, and new, "tube" designs command very high prices, and audiophile experts recognize a sonic quality unobtainable with even the best quality Class A solid state amplifiers. Yet a few decades ago valves were on their way out, and all the major European and American manufacturers had ditched their valve-making equipment. What happened? Why are valves so sought-after now? What valves (and vintage radios, and high fidelity equipment) are collectable, and why? What sort of valve amplifier should I be looking for, and where can I can find help building or restoring one?
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may find helpful
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|Collection of circuits using valves,
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|Mainly local (New Zealand & Australia)
|What is valuable? How do I restore
it? Sell it?
see also: canterbury.cyberplace.org.nz/
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For New Zealand Valve Sellers (Commercial or Private) - See www.valves.gen.nz