I'll start today and let's see how long it'll take me to finish this article, about an easy to build and cheap amplifier, with ECL86 or with a few tweaks an ECL82 can be used. This is actually not my totally own design. It's taken from the 'Muller' Tube Manual, but I added a input stage with tone control 2 or 3-ways, depending on your flavour. And a loudness-control...
What you need accept the passive components are;
(double up all parts for a stereo-amp.)
One EF86 - high-mu signal-pentode, for the tone-ctrl and gain-stage.
One ECL82/86 driver and power pentode for our SE-AMP.
One output transformer, Z = 7k - 10k(if you want to build a stereo, make sure you use the same brand and model, the core and turn-ratio is critical, if you desire the same sound from each channel!)
One power-transformer(mains), 230 - 250V@100ma(or 160 ma for stereo) and 6V3@2-4A(4A for stereo).
I've based my design on this article, from a magazine, printed in...