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Old 23rd January 2002, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi all:

I am new in tubes, and have decided to build an amp from a kit. I have been strongly adviced to buy the AUDIONOTE KIT ONE, but searching in the internet, I have found lots of recommended kits, as for instance the Chinase made by DIY Hi-Fi Supply (Opera Audio Beijing) reviewded by Thorsten Loesch in Enjoy the music, or the World Audio Design, among others.

I also have the opportunity to buy some second hand such as the
Golden Tube S 40, Golden Tube Si 50, Jadis Orchestra and others.

I would like to know opinions about these two alternatives, and recomendations about kits and second hand.

Thankyou.

Carlos
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Old 24th January 2002, 11:24 AM   #2
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Some of your choices are influenced by your feelings/opinions about output stages - single ended or push pull. Output power requirement is another factor. And then there's the bottom line - how much do you want to spend ? Cary Audio has some great DIY stuff, as does Welborne Labs. If you're feeling confident and ambitious, you might try picking up something like a Dyna ST-70 and do some of the available modification kits.
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Old 24th January 2002, 09:56 PM   #3
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I bought an ST70 for this very purpose. But when I received it, it was far better than I was led to believe. Works fine and is in total stock condition, so am loath to change things. OK the rectifier will be replaced as will the input/output sockets, but I will leave it there.
Having said that the ST70 looks easy to work on and there are so many people out there who know about it you can't go wrong.
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Old 25th January 2002, 05:16 AM   #4
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Check-out the site. Lots o DIY stuff and some wonderful SE kits...
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Old 15th February 2002, 01:49 AM   #5
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Take a look at www.bottlehead.com too.
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Old 15th February 2002, 03:13 AM   #6
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Uh...

How about an amp that is inexpensive and has been claimed by their owners to be better than:

Modified ST70
Sun Audio
Air tight ATM-2 (a $7,500 amp!!!!!!)
and more.

I really hate to blow my own horn.. but... Check out these kits:

http://gabevee.tripod.com/mag1515.html
http://gabevee.tripod.com/cgv0606.html
http://gabevee.tripod.com/cgv300b.html

Toot Toot!

Whichever you choose (mine or others' that is),

Have fun!

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Old 15th February 2002, 03:43 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Gabevee

Gabe will answer your emails in a timely manner as well.
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Old 15th February 2002, 05:14 AM   #8
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Gabe, you need more bandwidth if your gonna blow your own horn like this! I'll try again Friday.
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Tell me about it! I do not know what happened yesterday. According to the graph, the scale never went over 700 Mb. I have 1Gb.


Wild.

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Old 15th February 2002, 07:44 PM   #10
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Audio Electronic Supply makes an excellent kit that's reasonably priced.They're a division of Cary Audio and those guys make some killer tube gear.Check it out.
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