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Old 20th May 2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Seeking advice for tube amp kit on,seems to be, chinese site


Does anyone tried one of the tube amp kit provided by Auido/Video - Kits - Boards | Kits | Components | Modules | Tools.
I have the feeling that, this site seems to be from china.
There is a very small "desktop" amp (not found on main site) :
Mini 6J1+6J5 Desktop 1W x 2 HiFi Tube Amplifier SA-09

Seems fun, but....would like feedback (if any!) before trying
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Old 21st May 2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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You can see a lot of discussions about it here:
Cheap Chinese 6P3P kit - AudioKarma.org Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

Just omit post for the first 2 months. Then you'll see a lot of positive feedbacks and discussions about built, test and mod.
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Old 21st May 2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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I would pass.

Most times they don't know what they are selling, they just kinda "borrow" ideas from here and slap it together. Pandering.

Since you are going to have to "test and mod" the amp anyways, you would be farther ahead to spend the money on some decent output transformers, and build something like the RH84. Makes a nice "little" amp.

What seems like a cheap amp in our dollars, actually has insane markup in China.
He should offer more for the dollar.
Some of those amps are now $500-$600, pretty expensive for poor quality knock-offs. Huge profit margins.
Plus an extra $100 USD to have it assembled. This is getting out of hand.

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