DIY: Building A Cheap Stereo Tube Amp

DIY: Building A Cheap Stereo Tube Amp

Anthony Nguyen
Oct 9, 2008

Only the rich and foolish drop $1000's of dollars on fancy name brand tube amplifiers. Have a few minutes? Feel like risking your life a little bit? These instructions will put you halfway through electrical engineering school by the end of it, but the final result is your very own stereo amplifier built by your very own hands - a crowning achievement to say the least.

A few things you'll need: knowledge on how to read a schematic, soldering iron, and use a hand drill.

Of course, that's just the easy part. The hard part will be ordering all of the parts such as the enclosure, transformers, tubes, and resistors. Sounds like alot of things, but they're all basic components in a circuit and it's an intriguing adventure - just look at the awesome amplifiers Peter has been cranking out for us. Surely, the end result doesn't look nearly as impressive as Peter's, but you'll notice some of the parts used are a little on the cheaper end and will fit those on a tighter budget than most.

If the electrical circuit lingo hasn't scared you away yet, feel free to check out the rest of the guide over at Instructables. It's a fun read if you really get into it, honest.

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