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Old 2nd October 2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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First of all thank you all for support, advice, guidance on all my projects over the past many months. Not the prettiest setup and still a work in progress but what you see is the Tubelab Simple SE(James6123hs Gold Lion reissue KT88), Aikido 5687, and RJM 6DJ8 phono stage along side a vintage Technics SL1300 with an AT15SA cartridge. I tube rolled the 6CG7s and the 6DJ8s and I think it sounds even better. The bass seems to have improved somewhat.

Also not pictured here are a pair of FOnkens with Fostex FE127E (self EnABL'd) courtesy of BudP and Planet10. Also - heresy for this forum - an LM3886 gainclone courtesy of chipamp.com to perform the silicone amp duty...

I must say that I can not be happier with the results of everything I have built thus far. Truly fun and rewarding. I am spinning some Boards of Canada on vinyl right now and it sounds supreme(running the SimpleSE right now)

Next up, I think will be a 41Hz AMP10 class D amp just for ***** and giggles.

Cheers!
Carl

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Nice looking little setup! Welcome to the disease there's no cure for.
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Also not pictured here are a pair of FOnkens with Fostex FE127E (self EnABL'd)
Carl...pictures?

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FOnken pics...Note..I did not do the trifoil pattern mainly because I did the modpodge before I fully understood what the sequence was. Still I am VERY happy with the results. We all know it is hard to describe the before EnABL and after EnABL characteristics but suffice it to say there is a difference and it makes an overall better listening experience.
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Thanks for the post. I just received my Bottlehead Quickie that is my first for yer into Tubes. My next tube project is going be either a Tubelab Build or Pete Millett's Engineer Amp. This disease is worse than my other one which is Fly Fishing.

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I would be a little careful with the cabinet doors. All those tubes get rather toasty, especially if there is no airflow around them. I would make sure you keep the doors open, and remember that as long as a class A amp is powered up, it is dissipating heat.
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