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  1. stereonut

    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Hi Steve, it’s run in and run through time at Bryan’s end. I know he won’t let go of it until he’s ready. I’m still enjoying my ‘standard’ version - having fun rolling some 6SN7’s. Just dropped in some old Russian 6H8Cs in place of RCA VT-231 6SN7. Amazed at how smooth and open they are.
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    If you went onto the Audio Note (Australia) site, you should be able to contact Bryan/Guru. SN
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Good to hear from you Tony. And thanks for getting me into the SV-2A3 groove!
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Guru update 24/1/19: Almost there. AN Silver litz in place. 98% done.
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    I'm looking forward comparing to my old SV-2A3 which has all original parts . SN
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    This is my first venture into anything like this - no previous experience to measure against. I'm just enjoying the ride while Bryan does all the work
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Good to hear from another SV owner. The intro to my post will give you a sense of why I'm doing this. Like you, I love the sound and decided to take the plunge to see what's possible. I had had some correspondence with a group in Europe who were that positive about upgrading and compared their amps with Shindo and Kondo. I'm not saying I'll necessarily get there, but all indications are positive. I know that Bryan (Guru) has very happy Audio Note customers after upgrades to Audio Note amps. In my current (15 year old) SV-2A3 I run the Sovtek 2A3 with RCA 6SN7's and a U52 rectifier. As a basic kit with these tubes it's been my favourite amp and if this upgrade opportunity hadn't arisen, I probably wouldn't have hit the upgrade button. The new amp comes with Psvane 2A3, so that will be an interesting comparison to run in my old one Stay tuned
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    It goes something like this: Copper foil sounds much better than tin or aluminium. They use solid silver legs and a solid copper tube. Teflon dielectric, only bettered by the silver foil which are $680 each for the 0.22uf value. Price is around $93 and they retail in UK for 50 quid. So a good price here in Oz.
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Guru Update 23/1/19 About 85% there and looking good Huston.
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Guru update: 22/1 Adaptor to hold in place the copper foil caps.
  11. I’m pretty sure the lead lined were listed in Stereophile recommended components in the late 80s/early 90s, so I guess they must have hit the US market🤔
  12. Hi Ben, as a matter of interest, was your 3.5w via a 2A3 amp? GLWTS - very nice speakers. SN
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    Guru update 20/1/19 (3.40pm WST) Almost 70% there. The resistors and caps have Teflon tubing insulation. Also new AN Speaker terminals and RCA's.
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    SUN Audio SV-2A3 SET Valve Amp - new build

    I've only used for Speaker Cables and Interconnects and found it excellent value. Plenty written by Jeff Day on his blog - https://positive-feedback.com/author/jeff-day/
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