Handmade Tube Amps Workbench Tour

Zen Torii MKIV tube amplifier
Zen Torii MKIV tube amplifier
Workbench where the Zen Torii MKIV is fabricated.
Workbench where the Zen Torii MKIV is fabricated.

Creating drool-worthy world-class tube amplifiers requires an equally drool-worthy workbench and assembly room setup. Decware‘s tube amplifiers are hand-made by a four-man crew in this beautiful fabrication studio in East Peoria, Illinois. Their lone set of photos on Flickr include 44 images of their workshop, with storage solutions, vacuum and trashcan setups, a testing station, and of course tube amplifiers in the making!

Although hard to see in the images, of note is how Decware forego circuit boards in their amplifiers and instead use a “point-to-point” contact design:


So press play, go fullscreen, and sit back and enjoy the show:

[via c|net]

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