Welcome to Atrad-Audio. I created this site to blog my valve audio construction projects and as a repository for various articles related to electronics and audio in general, as well as the odd rant.

You can see some of the projects I have built or am working on. Just follow the handy menu-thing I made at the top of the screen

Why vacuum tube / valve amplifiers? Even though tubes were superseded by modern electronics long ago, audio enthusiasts never stopped loving their warm, smooth and engaging sound – whether listening to vinyl, or modern digital sources, and regardless of music style. Many feel that the vacuum tube sound just adds another dimension to the music.

Why we do this

As well as their sound, they also look awesome. Because what’s not to love about a glass bottle with red-hot insides and a high-voltage blue glow? A real steampunk vibe.