These are a few of my fa-vo-rite liiiinks! (sung to the tune of "These are a few of my favorite things" from "The Sound of Music")


D. W. Fearn Tube Microphone Amplifiers

    This guy makes tube microphone amps. The latest Paul Simon CD was recorded exclusively through his VT2. The sound is phenomenal. You may need to turn down the volume though, because tubes tend to sound louder than solid state. This is a phenomenon that he himself had experimented with. He took a solid state high end mike amp and set it to a certain volume level and took one of his and set it to the same level, but the tube amp sounded subjectively louder.

 D. W. Fearn

Steve Bench

    What can I say about this guy? He is in my opinion an electronics genius. Look around his site and judge for yourself. He is very informative and helpful. I am impressed with his integration of solid state technology with tube technology. His battery operated amp is amazing, though simple.

 got to hear it to believe!"


Pyramid Audio

Manufacturer of high quality SRPP based EL34 power amplifiers. They are made on wood base for a rich style for not only quality sound but aesthetically pleasing decor.

Pyramid Audio

The Crystal Set Society.

Here is a site dedicated to the preservation of the crystal radio hobby. Includes kits, parts, references and a forum.


These guys are transformer experts, among other things. This is who Mike LaFevre is associated with. Check 'em out.


Triode Electronics

    This company is one of the best tube and all round electronics supply houses I have ever seen. Next to Antique electronic supply (they are equal in my eyes). Ned Carlson is also in my opinion a very experienced and knowledgable source of info. His info is remeniscent of the old school where an engineer not only needed to know the theory but also the practical application. In other words he needed to know how to solder and what a capacitor looks like. Don't get me wrong, I do not hold engineers in contempt, it is just that these days the technology is so vast that colleges are actually cutting out sections of basic electronics to make room for it all. How sad.

 Triode Electronics


This site is full of fun schematics.

 Tube Amplifier Schematics

American Institute of Physics

This site has weekly articles of recnt discoveries and experiments in all aspects of phisics from acoustic waves to the use of fullerenes to Bose-Einstein condensate experiments and more.

AIP Weekly News