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Old 16th October 2014, 04:41 PM   #11
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If you want to read it, I can look for it and send it to you.
Or you can still find it on the webarchive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060504...om/article.htm

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Old 16th October 2014, 04:53 PM   #12
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For interest,

http://images.tubebbs.com/clone/we-amp/No.124-A.pdf

And

http://vintagehifiexperience.blogspo...ly-got-it.html

The only You tube link appears to be this../ not much use but interesting..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4axjDjF2zGA

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Old 16th October 2014, 05:09 PM   #13
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For interest,

http://www.bunkerofdoom.com/xfm/UTC_...56_19_0001.jpg

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Old 16th October 2014, 05:23 PM   #14
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Very nice! Thanks for the links.
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Old 16th October 2014, 07:16 PM   #15
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Someone in this thread mentioned an article somewhere from a guy who built one on a Heath chassis and tried different OPTs (including the WE 171C). He concluded that the magic in the 124 amp is actually in its circuit design and not the iron used.
Really? So it's just the circuit design? Please tell that to the people that spend tens of thousands on the real things... DIY and having fun, yes. Making a better WE amp, if you say so...
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Old 16th October 2014, 07:58 PM   #16
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Hey, I am not the one saying a DIY Western Electric is better than the original. I simply reported what someone else said.

The WE iron is legendary so I share your skepticism about a copy being able to equal the original.
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Old 16th October 2014, 09:15 PM   #17
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Really? So it's just the circuit design? Please tell that to the people that spend tens of thousands on the real things... DIY and having fun, yes. Making a better WE amp, if you say so...
Wow. One person actually builds a version of the WE124 with original WE iron and more modern iron and reports that he likes the version with modern iron better. And the response is you don't believe the data? I know there's a cult around old WE gear but doesn't mean that it can't be improved.
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Old 16th October 2014, 11:11 PM   #18
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The amps in the article about the western clones are still making music today..
Pics are in my thread here..
W4 modded - AudioKarma.org Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

They are that good!!!
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Old 16th October 2014, 11:14 PM   #19
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They are currently running genalex gold lion kt66...
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Old 17th October 2014, 05:37 AM   #20
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Wow. One person actually builds a version of the WE124 with original WE iron and more modern iron and reports that he likes the version with modern iron better. And the response is you don't believe the data? I know there's a cult around old WE gear but doesn't mean that it can't be improved.
---Gary
May be I did not word it properly... I do not doubt he thought his DIY version was better than the original, perhas it really did sound better, my point was that no collector/audiophile would consider it a "WE", i.e., it has very little monetary value - after all we are talking about WE not Heathkit...

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