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Old 29th December 2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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Here's my Simple SE, with just a few of the variety of tubes I've tried in it.
and the winner is ????

which power tube do you prefer the most Ty??


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Simple SE build.

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Old 29th December 2009, 09:12 PM   #12
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Also, feel free to post pictures of any Tubelab project, not just the Simple SE. Creative chassis ideas aren't limited to one circuit design
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Thanks! Don't want to have to build one of those again...

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Also, feel free to post pictures of any Tubelab project, not just the Simple SE. Creative chassis ideas aren't limited to one circuit design
Well, the TSE still needs a chassis. I put it back on a breadboard to try some layout ideas:

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Old 29th December 2009, 10:09 PM   #14
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Default Simple SE and 300b SE start

Here is my version. KT88 power tubes EDCOR 15w5k8 driving 4 ohm speakers. Will probably upgrade OPT but sounds good enough that I am not in a hurry.
I also attached the chasis for my Tubelab SE. Was experimenting with inlays. Will make top plate tommorrow. That will have 25W3.75k6ohm edcor custom OPT and 300b power tubes.
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What is the cost ( roughly ) to build one of these Beast's ( stereo build ).

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Old 29th December 2009, 11:23 PM   #16
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What is the cost ( roughly ) to build one of these Beast's ( stereo build ).

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There's a pretty huge range depending on parts used. This was my first DIY project so I had to buy EVERYTHING; soldering iron, multimeters, wire cutters/strippers, EVERYTHING. When all was said and done for me I think I'm looking at nearly 800 USD. Now, that includes a lot of different tubes as well as some fancy wood for the chassis.

If I only had to buy parts I think I probably would have spent around 500. I ended up spending about 300 just on the iron (transformers and choke). I think 500 is probably somewhat close to the top end of what most people spend on parts; I've read of people doing it for much less and if you've already got some spare parts around... 35 bucks for the board?
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You can easily build on for less than 500$. I can't!!!!. Even if I need one piece I usually will order 5, hey that OPT is 18$, but look I can get that one for 30$ and it goes to 40hz. You get my drift.

For less than $500 you will have an OUTSTANDING amp with the added benefit that you can say you built yourself. The only thing is to make sure your speakers are sensitive enough. I was happy initially with 87db but alot of people wouldn't, particularly if you like to bang your head. I am running 90db today and it is certainly loud enough

EDIT++ I am running kt88 at 450V for about 7Watts
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You can easily build on for less than 500$. I can't!!!!. Even if I need one piece I usually will order 5, hey that OPT is 18$, but look I can get that one for 30$ and it goes to 40hz. You get my drift.

For less than $500 you will have an OUTSTANDING amp with the added benefit that you can say you built yourself. The only thing is to make sure your speakers are sensitive enough. I was happy initially with 87db but alot of people wouldn't, particularly if you like to bang your head. I am running 90db today and it is certainly loud enough
Thanks guys, i wouldn't know where to start, i guess ask Planet10 for some stuff maybe buy some stuff from him, buy parts here and there on ebay. Id like to build a low budget one then when i can afford it buy the better stuff, I have 93db efficient speakers ribbon tweeter and a 6.5" i run 4 amplifiers now, 2 aleph minis per speaker, so i would have to build 4 of these amps,
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Old 29th December 2009, 11:52 PM   #19
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And that's how mine ended up costing $800! I was a little different though. "This amp calls for two of these caps, I better get 4 just in case I do something wrong and blow two of them up. Oh, and it can handle 6L6, EL34, and KT88... I better get some of each, just in case..."

I started out thinking I could get a great amp for cheap; well I'm pretty sure I'll end up with a great amp that "punches above its weight class" but it won't be dirt cheap. Part of that is the slippery slope mentioned above, part is the fact that I really had to buy everything as I've never DIYed anything before.

Now, back to pictures!

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You can easily build on for less than 500$. I can't!!!!. Even if I need one piece I usually will order 5, hey that OPT is 18$, but look I can get that one for 30$ and it goes to 40hz. You get my drift.

For less than $500 you will have an OUTSTANDING amp with the added benefit that you can say you built yourself. The only thing is to make sure your speakers are sensitive enough. I was happy initially with 87db but alot of people wouldn't, particularly if you like to bang your head. I am running 90db today and it is certainly loud enough

EDIT++ I am running kt88 at 450V for about 7Watts

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The amp is stereo. Should only have to build two if I understand your post. You can economize easily in this set-up. Use a cheap OPT for the tweeter and a mid size for the bass. What it the F3b on your bass?
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