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Old 30th July 2011, 12:38 AM   #1
cjkpkg is offline cjkpkg  United States
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Cool SimpleSE heaven

Funny how we come full circle many times in life.

The SimpleSE was the first tube amp I ever built. I have built many amps since the SimpleSE but somehow I always end up coming back to it.

I started out cheap with OPTs and tubes and this allowed me to experiment and evolve as I learned more.

This latest iteration is as follows:
Edcor XPWR155 PT
Edcor CXSE25-4-5K
SS rectifiers
Mullard 12AT7 type
Electro Harmonix KT90
Jantzen Z Silver coupling caps 0.47uF
All else is pretty much stock

B+ is running 469
L Power Tube 101mA
R Power Tube 103mA

This is really the most nifty sounding amp I have - it would be a tough choice between this and my heavily modified Pass F5. I guess it would depend on how much auxilliary heat I needed
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Old 30th July 2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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Since building it, my SSE gets the most use out of all my tube amps.
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Old 30th July 2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Here she is atop the F5...combined with the old Aikido it sounds really sweet.
Those KT90s are freakin HUGE! The plate assembly must be 0.50" taller than a KT88. No Glow on the KT90s whatsoever at the above specs.

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