Tube Info Sites:
- TubeMongerLib – ID any tube base on images
- AmpBooks – great resource for in-depth tube learning.
- RadioMuseum – great site with technical tube data. Their internal search sucks 🙁
- DuncanAmps – another great tube data site.
- MaxiPreamp II – precise and super quick tester for preamp tubes.
- MaxiMatcher – powerful (400V) and quick tester for power tubes. Allows easily match them at or close to operating voltage.
- Needledoctor.com – The best place for vinyl everything.
LP/Vinyl or Real-to-Real is the way to go with tubes, but if you must use PC or Mac, use the best player out there JRiver Media Center. Disclaimer: I led development for this player until 2005, so take my recommendation as just that.