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11 minutes ago, Gryffles said:

I always come back to my SET 2A3 amp - never gets old 😊

 

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Me too, that is, to my very similar 6B4G SET amp.

 

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9 minutes ago, aussievintage said:

Me too, that is, to my very similar 6B4G SET amp.

 

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Something so right about those few measly watts :thumb:

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You have to love this Russian Integrated Tube Amp on looks alone.Never got to hear it as it kept tripping the Hotels fuse box..Might need Nuclear Power..

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7 tubes on Lampizator Pacific Balance, 24 tubes on Aesthetix Eclipse, 16 tubes on Atma-sphere MP-1, 38 tubes on Atma-sphere MA-1. That's enough to fight off the winter. 😛

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Not sure what to do with your old valves?

 

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35 minutes ago, Ittaku said:

Not sure what to do with your old valves?

 

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Very cool, Con!

 

The work of a master craftsman!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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27 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

Very cool, Con!

 

The work of a master craftsman!  :thumb:

I think so too! Alas it's not mine, I just pilfered the picture off the internet.

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Trying out these mullard PQ 6201 gold pins. 

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Trying out these 6N23P-EV in place of 6922 in one of my preamps.

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New arrival, finally got a pair of Raytheon 5751 windmill getter to try, gain is a bit higher that 12AT7 but it is just fine with the Leben.

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Nice. 👍

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Just delivered a new tube amp built for me by Benjamin at https://nanoat.com/        (with a monster output of 4 watts per channel :ohmy:)

 

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Dealing with Benjamin was a breath of fresh air. Finally someone who took the time to listen and recommended an amplifier that suited the speakers I have.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Yngvi said:

Just delivered a new tube amp built for me by Benjamin at https://nanoat.com/        (with a monster output of 4 watts per channel :ohmy:)

 

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Dealing with Benjamin was a breath of fresh air. Finally someone who took the time to listen and recommended an amplifier that suited the speakers I have.

 

 

Looks very nice. 

Your spot on with Benjamin. Great communication informing you of what esoteric parts he is installing and why with a scary amount of knowledge and in my case a lot of patience.

Looking forward to getting my hands on mine.

Hows it sounding Yngvi?

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9 minutes ago, McCvinyl said:

Looks very nice. 

Your spot on with Benjamin. Great communication informing you of what esoteric parts he is installing and why with a scary amount of knowledge and in my case a lot of patience.

Looking forward to getting my hands on mine.

Hows it sounding Yngvi?

Its sounding very good straight out of the box. I really haven't stopped listening to it.

As for Benjamin, he was great to deal with and I agree he has a scary amount of knowledge. He kept me informed at every step of the build and always explained to me what he was doing and why.

 

I wish I met Ben earlier, I would have saved myself so much money time and angst. Its nice to have a bespoke amplifier built to my requirements.

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Trying out Mono plate 2a3 for the dac and looking for matching 5v variant rectifier. Currently using 5v4g. 😁

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On 08/01/2020 at 3:15 PM, Yngvi said:

Its sounding very good straight out of the box. I really haven't stopped listening to it.

As for Benjamin, he was great to deal with and I agree he has a scary amount of knowledge. He kept me informed at every step of the build and always explained to me what he was doing and why.

 

I wish I met Ben earlier, I would have saved myself so much money time and angst. Its nice to have a bespoke amplifier built to my requirements.

Very happy this design works for you , 6BX7 PP with a lot of silver wire , PSSS silver secondaries & a cluster of rare bespoke parts.

Below is a  5B-255M  tube used in pairs for PP 25-30 watts next build - STC225 Retro, Lundahl Transformers  , small chrome mono blocks, very similar footprint to Quad II chassis , close voicing to the 6BX7 PP.

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have been wanting to try valves for some time, many used amps interstate were pickup only, decided that for a change i wanted to buy new, ordered an Elekit TU-8200R, took less than 2 weeks from order to delivery from WA, have not stopped listening and smiling, sometimes till the early hours of the morning

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Aloha

In my ears its a gorgeous sounding setup up now,guess it's a big step forward on my soundjourney maye final one 😋

2xElekit TU-898 WE300B and

1xTU-8730 ,Victor P-3030

Logitech Touch

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cheers

Wally

 

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Received the matching preamp from Elekit TU-875 with Jan Phillips 5963 or Toshiba 12AU7

damn good Sound now in my little Cave what a good start into the new decade im close to my personal sound Nirvana

 

 

 

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Not exactly stereo but still valves.

This is a Lamington 15W guitar amp I built from kit. The speakers are my own design/build 10" Eminence + 8" Jensen
the designer of the amp is Grant at Valveheaven. I asked him if he would consider a HiFi amp but at this time he's not. Pitty.

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Are those tube amp kits worth the money?
If so what would be the recommended?
I'm currently paired to a Pioneer SC-LX76 but if I can find a good kit amp I'd be more than happy to have the TT separate from the digital receiver

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On 07/01/2020 at 6:45 PM, dwbasement said:

New arrival, finally got a pair of Raytheon 5751 windmill getter to try, gain is a bit higher that 12AT7 but it is just fine with the Leben.

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Glad to see you're dressed in the reflection ;)

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15W guitar amp

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@Peter-E, i cannot comment on the value of the kit apart that i am very, very satisfied with mine, i don't have the skills to assemble it, so i had it done from the purchaser. doogie 44 reviewed some speakers in August 2019, he had 5 valve amps, one of them was the Elekit TU-8200, the most expensive was a line magnetic (4.5K), i asked him his opinion, it turned out the Elekit is what he had listened to the most in the past 12 months!

you can read the whole review in, Products&reviews +Opinions, under the title Review of TEKTON Design perfect set 15 posted by doogie 44 on August 21 2019

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6201 gold pins disc getter.

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My space heaters 

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