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Old 16th February 2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a great starter stereo P-P amp

Hello all. I'm new here. I've been building clones of fender amps for a while now, and a friend of mine would like me to build an amp for his record player. Neither of us are exactly audiophiles, but certainly would appreciate what a tube amp would bring to the table. Since I have little experience with reliable schematics, layouts, etc. for HiFi, I was interested to see if anyone could direct me to a really good reliable stereo amp to build. I'm not particularly interested in trying to tackle the preamp. Thanks in advance.
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Old 16th February 2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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we really need a sticky on this subject - the usual suspects that are well supported here are, (in rough order of stock output power):

Poinz's Music Machine
Baby Huey
El Cheapo
Engineers Amp (otherwise known as the Red Board) by Pete Millett

I'm sure more will be added.
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Old 16th February 2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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Tubelab knows his business...err... I meant to say his hobby (not much of a business ) . Check out his web page.

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I thought about that idea some time ago. This forum lacks in that department.
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Old 16th February 2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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Don't forget the "Red Light District" amp!

I've been enjoying mine for a couple months now.
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Old 24th February 2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Strong believer of Pete's board. I did a complete compactron design with sweep tubes, startling clarity and sound stage. Output power from 20 to 80 watts/channel based on iron and output tube selection. OR 500 watts/ board if you so wish.....
An excellent way to go !
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How sensitive are the speakers that this amp will need to drive? Before-mentioned amps are good. Assuming you'll need more than a few watts of power:

- Tubelab Simple PP
- Dynaco ST35 and ST70 kits
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How does the Oddwatt 225 stack up in this category?
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Old 24th February 2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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Don't forget the "Red Light District" amp!

I've been enjoying mine for a couple months now.
I recommend RDL as well. Great amp, well documented design, good sound. Quite easy.
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