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Old 1st February 2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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Just like when I got my Lowthers.

There's a saying. Lowthers for life. Is there also a saying, tubes for life?
you just wait and see(hear)...you might not believe what your hear when you get tubes on your Lowthers
just make sure it's going to be low noise
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Old 1st February 2013, 11:51 PM   #12
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What do I mount it on?
An aluminum plate in a wood frame is a common choice. A large, heavy gauge aluminum, commercial kitchen cake pan is another cost effective option. Check this out.
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Old 4th February 2013, 02:49 PM   #13
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Thank you for everybody's input on this.

I'm going to do more research and see if I can get an amp built.
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Old 4th February 2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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... if I can get an amp built.
all considered, Bottlehead's Stereomour kit looks like very good value at 750USD
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Old 4th February 2013, 03:16 PM   #15
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Low power tube amp sound better with Lowther drive, SE tube amp, 45 or 2A3.....and use better output transformer.
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Old 4th February 2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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all considered, Bottlehead's Stereomour kit looks like very good value at 750USD
I like the kit option. Doesn't look to difficult to build, either.

Thanks for showing me this.
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Old 5th February 2013, 03:58 AM   #17
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An aluminum plate in a wood frame is a common choice. A large, heavy gauge aluminum, commercial kitchen cake pan is another cost effective option. Check this out.
I built my Tubelab Simple SE into an aluminum roasting pan. It made for a nice, sturdy, cheap chassis.

The SSE might be another choice. I think mine came in around $500, using Transcendar OPT's, an Allied power trafo, and EL34's. It's a simple build on a single circuit board. Sounds nice with full rangers, though I've never had the chance to hook it up to a Lowther.

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Old 5th February 2013, 11:17 PM   #18
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Well I took the plunge. I ordered the Stereomour from Bottlehead. People seem to like them. Since this is my first build, I need it to be easy. If it's becomes to difficult, I know someone who could help.

After I ordered from Bottlehead, I realized they take a long time to ship. Has anybody had any experience with Bottlehead?
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Old 28th March 2013, 08:03 PM   #19
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Well the Stereomour shipped today. Should arrive next week. Hope to have it built by the end of the weekend. Any idea how long the build should take?
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Old 29th March 2013, 12:31 AM   #20
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Default Bottlehead experience

First of all, Dan makes tremendous bang-for-the-buck amplifiers. You will enjoy these. In fact, you can upgrade tubes and output transformers later if you like the overall sound in order to get a little refinement.

Expect to take 15 hours on the build, give or take depending upon your experience. The instructions are on a CD, and they are excellent.

Finally, they work great with Lowthers. Dan has a pair of my Alerions in house.
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