University taught me most of what I needed to know about the theory of electronics, but not a jot about valves. They had been dropped from the curriculum in the 1970’s in favour of these new integrated circuit things!
Vinyl after dark denied because my Mission Cyrus amplifier has no headphone output. I need something to connect to the tape out RCA sockets. I considered DIY, but it would have cost as much as a bought one to make anything that looked half decent. Research showed that a valve amp could be had for the same price as a solid state one. So, for about £30, I got me this.
Granddad liked to place a couple of bob on the horses, then settle down in front of the telly to watch his chosen filly come trailing in at leisure. It didn’t always work out that way though. Quite often we would arrive to find the TV on the kitchen table in bits.