New guy starting a SSE - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Vendor Forums > Tubelab

Tubelab Discussion and support of Tubelab products, prototypes and experiments

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st November 2014, 06:34 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Default New guy starting a SSE

Been lurking here for a while.
I bought a SSE board from tube lab and have started gathering Parts.
So far I have the 12AT7 and the 5AR4. I was also able to score a power transformer that looks like NOS and I am told it is rated for up to 4 6L6s.
Have my eyes open for the 6L6s I need but have not found any I am willing to fork over the asking price. I am on a very tight budget for this build. More time then money.
So any advice on saving money is welcome.
Thanks for looking!
Mel W.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2014, 09:08 PM   #2
sherpa is offline sherpa  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spokane WA
Edcor GSXE output transformers, Mouser.com for the passive components, E-bay for the sockets, rca Jacks, output binding posts, and coupling capacitors. As far as a chassis if you can work with wood, build a surround box with a top and bottom plate. Get the metal from an industrial metal supplier in your area, look for remnants and most shops will cut to size for you then you're just drilling holes. 5052 aluminum is easy to drill with standard bits. I find the hardest part of an amp build besides sourcing parts on a budget is designing the chassis layout. Good luck. post any questions you have on this forum and you'll get more help than you could imagine. Great people on here.
Paul
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2014, 09:47 PM   #3
cjkpkg is offline cjkpkg  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Roswell GA
+1
Edcor GXSE
Allied 6k7vg power xformer
Orange drop coupling caps - you can get these at mouser along with all the other passives.
I usually get my rca s and binding posts there too to save on shipping costs.

You can get away with ordering from edcor, mouser, and allied electronics for everything else. You could in theory order a power xformer from edcor too but their shipping costs can be high.

I have good luck with tube depot for tubes...you can get them all there...12at7 gz34/5ar4 and the power tubes...6l6gc or el34
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2014, 03:17 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Thanks for the info.

Mel W.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2015, 05:32 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Well I have made some small progress on this project.
My wife informed me over the holidays that she had ordered me these output
transformers,
https://www.edcorusa.com/xse15-8-5k
I also found the rectifier tube on a audio site for a OK price.
My brother in law gave me two 6L6 tubes but on turned out to be shorted.
Darn!
Later
Mel W.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2015, 05:42 PM   #6
rayma is online now rayma  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Upper midwest
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjkpkg View Post
Orange drop coupling caps - you can get these at mouser along with all the other passives.
Be sure to get the Sprague 716P capacitors, not the 715P.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2015, 05:53 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayma View Post
Be sure to get the Sprague 716P capacitors, not the 715P.
OK. What difference will it make?
Thanks!
Mel W.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting a SSE build neomat Tubelab 33 13th December 2014 02:40 PM
Another New Guy Starting With %@&?~ Chinese PCB tempest411 Tubes / Valves 14 6th December 2013 03:06 PM
Speaker guy vs Amplifier guy gainphile Multi-Way 108 15th November 2010 04:00 AM
Auricaps in SSE and SSE as a guitar amp. DanP Tubelab 5 12th July 2010 10:20 AM
starting over trailsnail85 Car Audio 6 12th December 2005 06:20 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:44 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2015 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2