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Wyetech Ruby pre-amp

Wyetech Labs was started by Roger Hebert in 1996 after several years of prior research into tube design and circuit topology. What started out as a hobby and quest for knowledge ended up as a relentless almost obsessive pursuit to reach perfection in sound amplification. It was a time when the underground fringe was pursuing the artisan and the single-ended phenomena in their search for better sound that Roger decided to find out what all the fuss was about. A single ended very small amplifier was built using triode tubes that put out only a few watts as the first experiment. Using a pair of output transformers formerly found in vintage tube radios and bought from a surplus warehouse, the amplifier was quickly built with only 2 triodes per channel.
Well it changed the course of Roger’s thinking the moment he powered it up and began to listen to it. It was a shock to him upon hearing the pleasure of listening to music through this amplifier. From a technical point of view, the bandwidth was limited by the small output transformers used that weighed only 14 ounces. Even with these obvious limitations It became very clear to Roger, at this time, that the road to perfection was down the single-ended lane way. After building dozens of push-pull tube amplifiers in his research of various types of circuits, he was now focused and realized that the most effective road to perfection was in the simplified circuit topology of single ended circuits.

Wyetech Labs Ruby

Albert Einstein’s famous quotation is the practice that Wyetech Labs follows…”That things should be as simple as is possible, but no simpler.” Wyetech Labs is a firm believer that the best sounding tube amplification will always be single-ended due to the simplicity and inherently pure class A operation.

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