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Old 28th December 2010, 03:42 AM   #1
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Angry SOHA v2 cost

Okay, I had to make a new thread because I didn't see any answering this. I had seen people say to make the SOHA v2 cost about 50 usd. I can't for the life of me find it in parts for less than 132 not including a case. Can someone please tell me if I'm missing something here?

Thanks! And, if it is that expensive, the YAHA is supposed to be a lot cheaper, is it really as cheap as others have said (in a similar case) or not?

I wanna go into DIY audio but this whole say it's one price but cannot find it for that price thing is getting annoying. Thanks for any help!
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Old 28th December 2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the SOHA, but I've seen the same problem with cost estimates on other projects.
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Does the estimate refer to a breadboarded amp or a cased, finished product?
Some folks have a well-stocked 'junk box' and 'spares box'.
Also, if you can diy the case/knobs it reduces the cost.

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Old 28th December 2010, 04:18 AM   #3
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i was gonna diy the case/knobs and I STILL couldn't find them for the costs I had seen. the starving student hybrid and the soha, i both investigated for a good amount of time and neither were as cheap as they were supposed to be
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Old 28th December 2010, 04:31 AM   #4
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concur.

Cost depends hugely on what you have in your stash already. transformers and tubes especially are going to deal to the bottom line. A half-way decent looking case is $100 either in cash or time - there is no way around that.

Take the parts cost for the circuit and multiply it by around 3 to get the project cost. This disregards the cost of reasonable test equipment.

If you got into DIY to save money, you rang the wrong bell.
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If you got into DIY to save money, you rang the wrong bell.
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Old 28th December 2010, 05:07 AM   #6
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not in it to really save money, just want to see things that are accurately portrayed. I've found the soha for about 140USD just I can't understand where they got the 50 from and that was the question. I'm on a tight budget now, saw what appeared to be a killer amp, and looked into it and that's what I found. Am I wrong?
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no you are not wrong. And if you are feeling gipped, try living in the southern hemisphere...


You need to learn the fine arts of delayed gratification and hoarding. A subtle combination of the two will lower your costs by 50%.

Of course, it extends your time lines by 4000% and your floor space requirements logrythmicly.
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Old 28th December 2010, 07:46 AM   #8
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Cost me about $200 for a pretty basic build including a pair of Amperex 8416 tubes. And Ky40 coupling caps.
Good amp but thinking about selling as I have too many headphone amps

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Old 28th December 2010, 08:26 AM   #9
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as I have too many headphone amps
...sounds familiar to me

And to the thread originator: where'd you get that 50$ number from...?
Nowhere never can you build a SOHA II for that money... see regal. My SOHA I did cost me more to build.
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...sounds familiar to me

And to the thread originator: where'd you get that 50$ number from...?
Nowhere never can you build a SOHA II for that money... see regal. My SOHA I did cost me more to build.
Of course I cannot find the thread now, but it's one as a large roundup of various amplifiers that included cost. I have seen people even say 70 dollars to make one, which would be fine, but I still can't find parts that cheap. Oh well, no SOHA for this starving student
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