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Old 4th February 2003, 04:43 PM   #1
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Arrow UGLY Looking Amp! - but good working

More pictures of Normal Ugly (but good) AMPS!
PLEASE post a picture of your NOT so well looking AMP!


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Of natural causes, it is only the most "beautiful amps"
that get pictures posted. They are running the SHOW.
But surely they are only "the tip of an iceberg".

95% of All Good Great Sounding DIY-amps are REALLY Ugly.
Made up of materials recycled from scrapyards.
And simple chassis of thin, 1-2 mm Aluminium.
No fancy LEDs or Knobs.
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I want to see more of these AMPS.
More of the DIY everyday reality.

I could bet on that the amps that SOUNDS best
built by diyaudio members, are not very exceptionally looking....

/halo - has only built crappy looking amps
(Moderators: Any GOOD loooking Amp in this thread should go directly to TEXAS! )
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Old 4th February 2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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Maybe our mods can move my posts from "Yet another P3A Amp"?

They look Ugly but sound great (to me)

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Old 4th February 2003, 05:00 PM   #3
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here's my contribution to the all new ugly amp gallery ( very good idea actually ) though It's a bit sad cause we won't see any of Peters stuff here

Anyways, a very cheap looking amp and not even good sounding,


Hey Halo
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Old 4th February 2003, 05:24 PM   #6
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Grrrrreat!

Sadly I do nat have a Digicam available, or else I would post a picture of my ripped and refitted Marantz amp sitting in a paper cardbox right now because I have not yet decided what the case should look like, or my DoZ pre-amp, sitting in an old Sony MiniDisc case with the cover taken off (not that I use the pre-amp, I simply built it to test it...)

The only Amp I finished that looks very decent is my End Millenium sitting in a standar 19" case with a computer cut frontplate (and a nice blue LED sitting behind the frontplate)...

It is building the electronics, testing and listening to the music I like, but not the hours-devouring (and often very frustrating) building of cases. So maybe I will stick to using 19" cases all the time (except for my GainClone, which I put into a "GeenClone"-like case from Conrad)...

Seems getting a cam will be unavoidable...

Bye,

Arndt

PS: I really like the solution with the big copper plate! You could put it in a frame and put it on the wall instead of a picture...
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I really like the solution with the big copper plate! You could put it in a frame and put it on the wall instead of a picture...
That was the original intention!


Here's another picture
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Old 4th February 2003, 05:43 PM   #9
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Ah, finally a thread where I can post a picture

Click the image to open in full size.

These were my first Zens, build six years ago, I don't have them anymore as they fell apart moving to my new place. That time I found my zens beautiful, but now I see them I think they are ugly, look at all the dust and scratches
My new zens are much more reliable, and sound better with new IRF250N. I'll make pictures when I can get my hands on a digital camera.
To bad I don't have pictures of my ugly 19" 4HE boz. But together they sound quite good. I tried them on B&W602 s2 but they sounded way to sweet, very laidback, maybe good for classic music but not for rock/pop which I listen most of the time. Now I have JM Lab cobalt 815 and they produce great sound and go really loud in my small room.
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I'd post mine but I don't even have the casing built up yet...

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