I have returned to this website after a several months of recovery from knee surgery. I have been back to work in the R & D engineering lab for about a month and trying to get back into the SE tube amplifier hobby, but it as been a great struggle.
The operation took a great toll both physically and mentally. I was confined to bed for 3 weeks waiting for my doctor to return from vacation to perform the surgery, then spent a month doing rehabilitation exercises to prepare for return to the lab.
I go to a gym almost everyday after work to do rehab and it leaves me with little energy at the end of the day. I find solace listening to fine music on my Altec system and my low DCR SE tube amplifiers - an escape from the reality of the daily grind.
The path of a low DCR SE tube amp builder under the influence of great men such as Dennis Fraker and Jeffery D. Medwin is one of eternal struggle.
There are forces of pure evil and darkness working against us at all times and they emerge in the form of audio forum "police" , for lack of a better word to describe them.
We as builders of low DCR SE tube amplifiers under the DF/JDM banner, hold the high ground in this battle.
DF is the sun and we are rays of the sun illuminating the darkness of our SE tube amplifier hobby.
Our mission will never end, we are the eternal struggle.
DT 667 October 13, 2019