[Ardour-Users] New tube amps

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Dec 24 07:31:18 PST 2017

On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 10:59:20 +0000, Matt Keys wrote:
>That's why I quoted "tube amp" part. To me this is a whole new species
>of tube amp. It's not anywhere near the size of an actual tube amp,
>because it's not using traditional tubes. I'm not an engineer so I
>can't comment on what deems a staggering number of components, but I
>can attest that you can see those little tubes glow softly through the
>diamond shaped window at the top, and it sounds completely different
>than the transistor amp I had previously (traynor 40watt 2x8). Like...
>"hey look, my guitar volume knob works now!" There are tons of youtube
>videos out there demoing it, the AC, and the rock model using various
>cabs. Take a listen for yourself!

There's nothing new about small tubes, we used old small tubes for some
Brauner microphones when I worked for Brauner around 2000. I don't know
if Brauner still does build microphones with miniature tubes nowadays,
however it were not new tubes, it were old tubes.

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