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Old 30th November 2003, 05:14 PM   #1
Jax is offline Jax  Sweden
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Wink Hello there

Just to introduce myself...

I live in Sweden and is an old fart by now. I have used soldering irons since I was 12 and that's 36 years ago.

Most things I have built have tubes, be it audio or radio. Also restoring old radios and amplifiers whenever I find it.

I prefer the tubes but can listen to sandy things if they sound good.

Currently I have a homebrewed preamp with tubes driving a pair of restored Quad II (ubfortunately without the KT66's but raather 6L6GC's instead), a modified cheap Teac CD drive and a pair of homebrewed speakers I built 13 years ago and still are up to par.

I also have two other power amps, one with EL84's built from a schematics I found and one with EL34's I designed from scratch myself.

Right now I'm building up a home theater system where I will stick to sand state, it would be too expensive to tube it

The very first amp I built was with a pair of single ended EL90's, sometime in the late 60's. It sounded terrible
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Old 30th November 2003, 05:42 PM   #2
dhaen is offline dhaen  Europe
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Hi Jax,

Welcome to the forum... from another old fart. We have all ages here
Glad you prefer valves, so do I....must be the age...

We have at least one diyAudio member who's built a 5 channel valve amp (Bas Horneman).

The KT90 was not popular in the UK (except I think in imported Grundig tape recorders), so I have no experience of it.

Do call over to the Tubes forum. There are some interesting people there, and I'm sure you have a lot to contribute.

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Old 1st December 2003, 12:57 AM   #3
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Welcome... i guess that makes me an old fart too

community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
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Old 1st December 2003, 06:24 PM   #4
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And me, too

actually, the smell in here is starting to get unbearable

Hi Jax, nice to hear that you like valves,
I'll see you in the Tubes forum

- Jan -
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Old 8th December 2003, 03:21 PM   #5
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I have an Edison 12W (kit), and it hums just like your clone. It still sounds awesome by the way. I use it every day. If you ever find a fix for the hum, please post it here.
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