The KISS Amp 300B is a project by Andre Jute to explain the design and construction of a single ended, zero negative feedback, triode vacuum tube ultrafi amplifier to those who have not built one before.
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Discussion of The KISS Amp is on the newsgroup rec.audio.tubes.
The KISS Amp Index
KISS 100 Reserved for Main Introduction, Contents, etc. Here is the direct link:
KISS 101 by Andre Jute: What are we doing in this project
KISS 101B by Andre Jute: Horns and other point source speakers
KISS 102 by Andre Jute: The myth of the watt
KISS 103 by Andre Jute: Calculating the power our amp requires to drive the chosen speakers
KISS 104 by Andre Jute: ZNFB: Religious imperative or manner of speaking?
KISS 110 DESIGNING THE OUTPUT STAGE
KISS 111 by Andre Jute: The output transformer as black box
KISS 112 by Andre Jute: Choosing an operating point for a new design
KISS 113 by Andre Jute: Designing a really good 300B power stage
KISS 114 by Andre Jute: Measuring progress beyond excellence
KISS 115 by Andre Jute: An advanced look at operating points and distortion
KISS 116 by Andre Jute: Is second harmonic distortion in SE amps euphonious?
KISS 117 by Menno van der Veen: The secret of selecting a good output transformer
KISS 120 DESIGNING THE DRIVER STAGE
KISS 121 by Andre Jute: The good driver stage
KISS 122 by Andre Jute: Putting the wu back
KISS 123 by Andre Jute: Why there is no negative feedback in The KISS Amp
KISS 124 by Andre Jute: Shaping the ultrafi driver stage
KISS 125 by Andre Jute: Using Slew Rate to make Miller work for you
KISS 126 by Andre Jute: Using batteries for negative grid bias
KISS 130 DESIGNING THE POWER SUPPLY
KISS 131 by Andre Jute: Reserved for Power supply design
KISS 132 by Andre Jute: Reserved for Specifying a mains transformer
KISS 133 by Andre Jute: The fast cap with a little help from my friends
KISS 134 by Andre Jute: Linking double coil chokes for noise reduction
KISS 135 by John Byrns: Phasing double coil chokes
KISS 140 THE WHOLE TRANSFER FUNCTION
KISS 140 by Andre Jute: Reserved for Why everything is in the transfer function
KISS 141 by Andre Jute: Just the Facts, Mam: The Complete Tube Transfer Function
KISS 142 by Andre Jute: Reserved for Automating the calculations
KISS 150 TESTING AND MEASURING YOUR AMP
KISS 150 by Andre Jute: Reserved for Which instruments do you really need?
KISS 151 by Andre Jute: Reserved for DMM and computer: Your best friends!
KISS 160 Reserved
KISS 170 Reserved
KISS 180 Reserved
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