New DIY class next January

San Francisco audio designer, Edwin Yang, will be once again teaching a class starting in January, 2011 at the Randall Museum. For the last few years, Edwin has been teaching students how to build a tube linestage, myself included. The linestage, although not expensive, is a terrific piece of gear – I sold my other 2 tube linestages after building it.

The next project is a tube phono stage. This class will be more challenging than the linestage class, but still possible for the student that has confidence and some dexterity. It is not necessary to have built anything before but that it desirable.

The class will be for several Saturdays starting in January. Some will finish quickly while others, like myself, will take the total of 10 Saturdays to finish. The class is always entertaining and educational and I highly recommend it. Cost will be around $600 – $700.

Phono stage comparison at the Randall Museum October 9th

The Bay Area Tube Users Group will be hosting a phono stage comparison at 1pm on Saturday October 9th. I will be bringing my Nighthawk and Prism Orpheus to compare to Edwin’s phono stageIf you have a favorite phono stage you want to compare, please bring it along. So if you are on the fence as to whether it is worth the effort to build one, attend the event and decide for yourselves.

Peter Truce

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 Analog, Announcements

4 Comments to New DIY class next January

  1. Hey, this looks like fun, and it looks like a way I could force myself to stop working weekends, for awhile. Maybe.
    I Googled the Bay Area Tube User Group and couldn’t come up with anything? Do you suppose the Chinese are blocking my Google results to get me to buy more Chinese made products, instead of building something myself? Is there a way to sign up for the mailing list for this audio workshop so I’ll remember it in January?

  2. anomaly7 on August 29th, 2010
  3. Yes there is a way to remember:

    Sign up for the museum class will be in mid-December. If you want to be notified by Edwin Yang when you can sign up, please email your request to:

    Peter Truce

  4. ptruce on August 31st, 2010
  5. I’ve attended a few tube audio events at the Randall Museum. That is a very nice enthusiast group and free for all. To join just send an email to Daniel Norman:

    Edwin Young is very passionate for the hobby and teaching the basics of tube electronics. His projects are usually not based on low-cost but aimed at achieving high-quality sound, which usually includes something unusual or exotic.
    The pace of these classes is not super fast, so they are suitable for beginners. As a side benefit, Edwin has a nice “collection” of audio gear and I’m sure you’ll get to hear it at some point during the class…
    Highly recommended!

  6. ori on September 7th, 2010
  7. Peter, I’ll be there, will bring the new DIY XONO to the shin ding! and the Curcio!


  8. gotoma8 on September 17th, 2010