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Old 26th February 2014, 12:16 AM   #21
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Hey folks I'm getting ready to build a KT150 set of mono blocks and finally got the tubes. For shites and giggles I thought I'd drop em in my SSE ... Got a good run it last night for a good 3 hrs spinning vinyl and sipping wine etc. Right out of the box fresh they sounded pretty good, very good actually and I'm running this SSE from a 350-0-350 that is running plate voltage right around 350V loaded down (with KT88s) I haven't measured the loaded voltage with these but I would expect the same .... anyhow they sound fantastic. Something about the bass seems cleaned up more and just a feeling but they seem a little more 3D sound stage. I'm not all that good with verbage to describe sounds but I do notice a positive difference and I'm not talking a more warm sound just a little cleaner sounding with more bass and wider deeper sound stage. I've got the amp on right now but I'm in my shop so they could be up in smoke by now!! I doubt it tho. I did modify the power supply some from George's design. My C2 cap is 470uF 500v with the added motor run 100uF so a little beefier than the original design. I have some VERY efficient speakers horn loaded mids and tweeters and 15" bass drivers @ 105+dB/m efficiency so I can hear and notice the bass cleaning up... At any rate here's a few pics for ya's. BTW Trooper sold me his old box so if it looks familiar that's why and HUGE kudos to trooper, he does such a mighty fine job on cases, the stone under the amp is Quartzite (I'm a professional stone guy) :
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Old 26th February 2014, 05:52 PM   #22
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Thanks man!!!
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:21 AM   #23
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Great case and gorgeous stone.

Don't start giving me expensive ideas
Magnavox 185 amp w/ Vista Phono1+ w/ Dual 1219 N.E.A.R 80 & Emotiva XDA2. WIP: Tubelab SE 300b
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Old 27th February 2014, 07:20 PM   #24
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Great case and gorgeous stone.

Don't start giving me expensive ideas
Stone was free & the case I bought from Trooper at the Swap Meet! This was hands down the easiest amp build I've ever done. Of course having the case already pre built made it SUPER easy.

Still liking those KT-150 as well, I'm throwing a bunch of music at them and I like the sounds I'm hearing.

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