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Old 7th October 2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm looking around for a medium- to high-end tube amp kit, most likely a SET but I'm not set on that. It'll be driving hi-eff speakers. Any recommendations?

I've seen the offerings at DIYHIFI and Audio Note Kits. I can't seem to find any info about Vaccum State kits (do they still exist?). And I'm sure I'm missing many others.

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Old 8th October 2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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http://www.welbornelabs.com/
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I can't seem to find any info about Vaccum State kits
http://vacuumstate.com/

Allen's stuff would definitely be classed as high end. Good value for the money.

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Old 8th October 2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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Something a little different, great with 16 ohm speakers. Friend of mine built one, very good as is, some opportunities for improvements if you want to.

http://www.transcendentsound.com/
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rokali:

Before you purchase from anyone, do some research on the vendor. A number of people, including myself, have had problems with Ron Welborne; a search on audioasylum will turn up a lot of dissatisfied customers.

Also, consider Bottlehead (http://www.bottlehead.com). I've had great luck with them, and they have a very helpful forum.

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I don't see any way to order a kit on www.vacuumstate.com, have they all been removed?

Even when I click Online Shop > Preamplifiers the page says:
"This order page has been removed"

Anyone know if kits are actually still for sale?

Thanks!

Bottlehead's kits also look quite good.
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Old 8th October 2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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Anyone built up a kit from Audio Note Kits? http://www.audionotekits.com
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" ... consider Bottlehead (http://www.bottlehead.com). I've had great luck with them ..."

ditto that!
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Even when I click Online Shop > Preamplifiers the page says:
"This order page has been removed"

Anyone know if kits are actually still for sale?
Contact Allen directly... a phone call for initial contact might be better than email. (i do know some of the issues Allen had with the service provider that was processing the order pages)

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