As some of you are aware, we’re heavy into building designer Bascom King’s greatest masterpiece, the new PS Audio power amplifier. And yes, it has a tube input stage (with a drop in MOSFET solid state valve option) that will really differentiate this product from anything we’ve done over the last 40 something years.
Of course we understand that if there’s going to be a tube, then there’s going to immediately be the desire to replace those tubes with personal choices of different types, brands, and so on. Hey, if we’re joining the tube nuts might as well jump in with both feet.
To make this easy, the back of the new amp chassis (a PerfectWave P10 chassis) will have a pull out drawer that will look a little like an old fashioned laundry chute. Opening it will expose the tubes. The engineers have sketched a way to make this safe and easy. By placing a metal shield between the high voltage supply and the tube on the user side, we get both shielding and safety.
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