Amps for the rest of us? - Page 2 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th March 2009, 12:37 PM   #11
diyAudio Member
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Quote:
Originally posted by planet10

Just ordered one of those. Even for just the chassis & power supply probably worthwhile. Doubt it will stay stock.

I heard that one Dave.... IMO, part it out as soon as you get it
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2009, 02:02 PM   #12
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Suggestions for:
Gainclone kit???
Tube amp kit.???

I would need an easy build. With a lot of instruction. And photos. Maybe need video. Perhaps a little man that pops out of the box with a soldiering iron..........

I've started to wonder if the Parts Express tube amps are a good value. I've come to realize that the PE people are not idiots. (For some reason companies never reprint my endorsements )
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2009, 02:45 PM   #13
kazoo is offline kazoo  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Illinois
For tube amps I would recommend the Bottlehead amp kits. The instructions are great and so is the support forum. If you want to start with something low watt without a need for a preamp look at their SEX amp. I have one and love the sound. Also Decware sells good tube amps. They are put together for you except for the one kit they have. One nice thing about them is they are in central IL and close to me.

John
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2009, 07:36 PM   #14
diyAudio Member
 
nicoch58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
for SS the dc50 kit from borbely audio sound wonderfull , a lot better then big truepath from 41hz

or go for a Pass amp
__________________
Sic58
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th March 2009, 11:15 PM   #15
diyAudio Member
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Quote:
Originally posted by dzzmiller
Suggestions for:
Gainclone kit???
Tube amp kit.???

I would need an easy build. With a lot of instruction. And photos. Maybe need video. Perhaps a little man that pops out of the box with a soldiering iron..........

Anybody know the skill level required of Chipamp.com kits?

At low skill levels, I would recommend against a tube amp kit for now, simply because of the voltages involved and layout practices needed.

Cheers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 02:07 AM   #16
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally posted by Geek



Anybody know the skill level required of Chipamp.com kits?

At low skill levels, I would recommend against a tube amp kit for now, simply because of the voltages involved and layout practices needed.

Cheers!
If you can solder, you can build one of those kits. If you are like me, you will find the metal/wood working skills required to build a nice chassis the more demanding challenge by far.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 02:37 AM   #17
diyAudio Member
 
raypalmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Burlington
Quote:
Originally posted by jrn77478


If you can solder, you can build one of those kits. If you are like me, you will find the metal/wood working skills required to build a nice chassis the more demanding challenge by far.

Seconded.

The chipamp and audiosector amps are the absolute perfect beginner's amp IMO. Tubes are a little hairier (I'm wading through an Aikido pre right now ).
__________________
Wherever you go there you are.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 02:46 AM   #18
diyAudio Member
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Found a couple more:

http://electronics.dantimax.dk/Kits/...mps/index.html

LM3875 and LM4780 kits.

Cheers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 11:54 AM   #19
diyAudio Member
 
nicoch58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
diy an amp have fix cost : box , trafo, caps, diode,rca . time and so on

some time box and psu are more del half of totals cost , my suggestion is to go for very good amp and do not wast time and $ with cheapers one

in the time you can upgrade the next unit .....

this are only my personal experience....a lot diy amp collect dust!!

but need some skill...

Ska-amp are good too ,simple and a lot support from Greg,nice man
if I remember well there is a all inclusive kit !(box-psu)
__________________
Sic58
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 12:02 PM   #20
diyAudio Member
 
nicoch58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Sic58
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can trafo laminations rest on chassis? CarlyBoy Tubes / Valves 8 27th December 2008 01:07 AM
for sale: the rest of my stuff. vincentrubble Swap Meet 10 15th February 2008 05:45 PM
Enough is enough!! RIBBON VS ESL VS MANGER VS REST - > WHICH IS THE BEST! JinMTVT Planars & Exotics 68 14th October 2006 09:36 AM
May he rest in peace! Audiofanatic Everything Else 3 5th July 2003 11:55 PM
Goeie dag, G'day, and Hi to the rest. JDeV Introductions 16 8th November 2002 01:33 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:31 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2