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Old 28th January 2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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I would like to build an tubeamp with KT88 tubes. I need some good advise for a tubeamp-kit that comes with an enclosure that look nice, eg aluminium or some else other neat.

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Old 28th January 2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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Check out the Bob Latino ST120:

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Old 28th January 2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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Hello!
I would like to build an tubeamp with KT88 tubes. I need some good advise for a tubeamp-kit that comes with an enclosure that look nice, eg aluminium or some else other neat.

Regards Martin
And your budget is?
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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Check out the Bob Latino ST120:

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I thint the ST120 looks a bit too rough, you can see the pcb and the coloured caps. has you got some other suggestions?
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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And your budget is?
My budget is around $2000
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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I would like to end up with something looking like the Music Angel KT88, but want to build it myself
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Old 29th January 2012, 12:38 AM   #7
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I think the ST120 looks a bit too rough, you can see the pcb and the coloured caps.
I agree.

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has you got some other suggestions?
No. Full kits are hard to find.

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Old 29th January 2012, 02:10 AM   #8
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a SET tube amp kit using KT88, well within your budget can be found right here on diyaudio.

KT88 SE Basic or Master Kit

Here's a PP kit

Push-pull KT88 class A amp with "universal" driver PCB
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Old 29th January 2012, 02:25 AM   #9
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I thint the ST120 looks a bit too rough, you can see the pcb and the coloured caps. has you got some other suggestions?
With some creative wiring and a cover for the transformers in the back, you will have a nice and easy to maintain amp. There are builds with the capacitors rewired so you can move them to the underside leaving the gain tubes for show.

I am looking at the Bob Latino ST-70 running with KT-88 tubes as a project. The transformers will handle it and I can go from triode to pentode mode at a flip of the switch. Biasing will also breast too.

Read up on the mods and reviews -- you might be surprised.
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My budget is around $2000
This is a good KT88 monoblock that should easily fit your budget.
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