Ikigai – a compact TL loudspeaker designed using SpicyTL

This fascinating project began in Jan 2018 when Andrea Rubino, a customer in Italy, bought a pair of Eikonas for use in a loudspeaker he was developing.  Usually, we’re happy to be involved in customer projects and expect a few questions along the way. In this case, however, it all… Read more

Revamped amps part 2 – tube or solid state?

You’re looking to buy a good vintage or second-hand amplifier, so do you go for tube (valve) or transistor? This is a difficult question to answer.  On the face of it, tube amps are an antiquated technology with performance that is grossly inferior to modern solid-state designs:  tubes have characteristics… Read more