I love electron tubes. I love the way they look, I am mesmerized of the never ending possibilities that tubes offer. I was 9 back in the 70’s when I saw the glowing thing for the first time. Mr. S. was our favorite TV repairman. He fed my wonders during my childhood years. Ever since, I loved electricity, path that I followed as my career, but most of all the warmth of the lighted tube who inspired my imagination. When I was 10, I found out that a charged capacitor needs help in order to discharge. It was my first tube rectifier power supply. Ever since I would not leave the chance for those invisible electrons to find a path through my body. I spent many evenings and late night experimenting. At that point in time my interests where in radio, mostly short waves. Living in a communist totalitarian system was not fun. Forget about freedom and liberty of expression. Short waves, especially through Radio Free Europe kept my hopes high. All my tubes went off when I left my parents home and start my own life experience.
Recently, my tubes are glowing again. An old passion reborn. This time the steps are taking me on the sound road. For years I read everything I can find on the web( and not only) that has the words tube and audio. Every day is a new experience. I believe in hard work and continuous improvement. I am a music lover and mostly passionate for classical, but I do enjoy any other type of quality music. I love Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and many other composers. I enjoy listening to Arthur Rubinstein, David Oistrach, Dinu Lippatti and many many other interpreters. On the other hand I would listen for hours the music of Genesis, Rush, Bon Jovi. In my moody days I enjoy Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. And the list continues.
Many project ideas are flowing continuously through my mind, giving hope in my quest to achieve perfect sound aura and transparency of my tube amps.
Dreams can come true if they are supported by perseverance and inspiration.
I hope well for all of you out there who enjoy building with tubes/valves.