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Old 25th October 2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Leaving sound quality aside (which is the most important thing), what detail do you think is cool in certain valve amps. There's no doubt that they can look good so have you and pictures of what you consider to be nice aesthetic details. Brass, cold, silver, neon, wood.....


Here's quite a nice example of design.



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Old 25th October 2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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First of all, it’s got to be symmetrical…..
I put the switches in the back, out of site.

The first 2 are rules I stick by, the next 2 I have made exceptions to.

Keep it simple, tubes, the power transformer and opt’s on top, everything else inside.
No metal tubes or 9-pin tubes (I Know, this really limits things)

My current project will be Based on this:
6moons audioreviews: Yamamoto A-08S 45 Stereo

A wood top amp with the iron under a cover.
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Old 25th October 2009, 04:00 AM   #3
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Use wood where practical and make it personal to the client or yourself

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IMHO, that amp is a little visually busy

I'm worrying about aesthetics for my line stage project, what I need to do is just punch some damn holes in an aluminum plate and be done with it
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Old 25th October 2009, 04:26 AM   #5
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Why? What's wrong with the thing looking like it sounds?

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Show the Aloha, my bruddah!

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Something very cool about this...

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Post-modern? Brutalist?
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Why? What's wrong with the thing looking like it sounds?
Very nice xcept for those toggle switches...
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Toggles rock us retro dudes though

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Old 25th October 2009, 11:34 AM   #9
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First of all, itís got to be symmetricalÖ..


My current project will be Based on this:
6moons audioreviews: Yamamoto A-08S 45 Stereo

A wood top amp with the iron under a cover.

That's a lovely amp and some nice design touches.

The binding posts and the quality of work are examples of the nice touches I'm looking for.

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Old 25th October 2009, 01:00 PM   #10
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Here's quite a nice example of design.
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First of all, it’s got to be symmetrical…..
I hate symmetry. It always looks contrived... because it is.

Likewise using wood for the majority of an amp looks wrong... it's a piece of equipment, not something for my grandmother to adore and polish.

That first picture is everything I hate in aesthetics.
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