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Old 6th March 2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Help me with my SAND-O-PHOBIA!!!

Hey guys. I am in need of help. For years I have only built devices with tubes. Tube amps, tube pre-amps, a nixie clock, its an illness. I got rid of my Denon receiver years ago.
Well now I need some power. I have no desire to try to get a hundred watts out of a tube amp mainly due to the cost and the fact the my main speakers are Fostex FE203en-s for which I have a Tubelab SE at the moment.

I have a pair of Zaph's L18 speakers I want to set up and I need some watts. They simply do not sound good with low power and the low damping factor of most of my tube amps.

Can anyone reccomend a kit or a PCB that would be good for 100-150 watts? I am not kidding when I say that I have absolutely no idea where to begin.

Thanks for your input!!

-Lost in sandland
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Old 6th March 2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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You can try any STK4044 series. They work fine, there are versions of about 100W, and are easy to build. Here in Argentina, they are a bit expensive, but I make some amplifiers to make a sound system in supermarkets, and perform very well.

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Osvaldo F. Zappacosta. Electronic Engineer UTN FRA from 2001.
Argentine Ham Radio LW1DSE since 1987.
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