Speakers with tubes

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    Considering tubes's microphonic tendencies it might not be a very good idea putting them on a speaker.
    Then again, what do i know?
     
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    Onno, you beat me to it.
     
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    It is very cool though :)

    There are some small computer speakers with valve amps.

    Those LS3 things don't seem to have active crossovers though, just amps screwed on the back.
     
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    Aopen even have motherboards with onboard sound using tubes:
    http://www.aopen.nl/Products/mb/AK79GTube.htm
     
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    er....you mean warm Simon? :)

    The idea is just plain daft. This sort of thing is a sign that the audio industry is running out of fresh, innovative ideas.
     
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    Hey Rob!

    If you can remind me of your address I will pop a copy of the new (ish) album in the post for you. I have been waiting to get it all printed nicely with a cover and stuff but I don’t think it is going to happen any time soon. It is a lot better than the one you have.

    :D
     
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    If the tubes were made designed for that app in mind then it could be fine. Tubes have been used in all sorts of hostile environments - big gun shells for example, these saw 5000G and worked fine - ok not for sound reproduction though.
    A bit of vibration from a speaker cone could be taken care of I'm sure;)
     
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    I have a pair of the smaller VAL tube speakers.

    They sound good, they're fun, they're adequately built, it's an amp bolted to a passive speaker, something in the amp rattles, they pick up interference from my LCD monitor, I broke one of the tubes, they're in the loft.

    Before I broke them they made music.
     
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