Merlin Blencowe has a degree in electronic engineering from the University of York and a masters degree in structural geology with geophysics from the University of Leeds. He now works as an analog design engineer for AMS Neve Ltd. He has a personal obsession with valve circuits and experiments with them in his spare time, taking a special interest in sources of noise. He has also written a hobby textbook on the design of valve guitar preamplifiers and enjoys the company of cats.
In Linear Audio Volume 0, Frank Blöhbaum proposed an interesting circuit for use with pentodes, which he called ‘BestPentode’. Blöhbaum claimed that this retains the basic properties...