Starter suggestions? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th March 2002, 08:50 AM   #1
lgo51 is online now lgo51  United States
diyAudio Member
 
lgo51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: MileHigh
Default Starter suggestions?

Hello,

I'm new to this forum, but thought i'd jump in feet first....

I'm in the middle of a multi-amping project. What started as a two-way has now grown into a three-way architecture. So, i find myself looking for an [affordable] amp for the top end driver (tweeter, plastic dome, B&W 801).

Naturally, my thoughts drift to a tube solution. I'm kinda sold on Class-A, SE and can easily 'live' with the related [power] inefficencies. So i'm thinking that 3-10 watts is about right (bottom is 100wpc SS, mid is 30wpc MOSFET). Only has to handle 3.5KHz and up.

Maybe EL84s?, maybe EL34s?, maybe 2A3s?

NOS or 'new'?

If NOS: which of the 'available' units would be my best bet [other than Dynaco ST70 ]? I'm a tweaker, so mods are highly probable and "classic" value is depreciated. I'm sure there's a pandora's box of opinions on this subject, but i'm hoping for some guidance that centers upon my particular needs.

If 'new' (read: DYI, Kit, not retail), what/where should i look for things "up my alley"?

Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts,

LarryO
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th March 2002, 11:15 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
promitheus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Germany
You should use single ended for tweeter and midrange. You donīt need much power there.
Single ended mosfet or valve is personal taste.

For the bass I donīt know. A valve amp at high power is very expensive. I like the EL34 and the 6550 in ultra linear puch pull topology.

The new versions are very good. Something from Svetlana is very good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th March 2002, 03:14 PM   #3
PassFan is offline PassFan  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Central FL
Something to look at. http://gabevee.tripod.com I just built the CGV 0606 and I couldn't be happier with it. Got lots of support from Gabe as well. I also agree with using them for mids and highs. SE tubes are a lot smoother and more detailed than SS. At least this amp beats out my A75 and I didn't expect that could be done. Good luck


P.S. The sound is in the tubes so buy the best that you can afford.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DSP Starter kit w. ADC/DAC jensenstefan Swap Meet 0 28th February 2007 01:34 PM
Good SS amp starter kit jhelm_waterw Swap Meet 6 23rd June 2005 09:40 AM
FS: TI C6211 DSP starter kit tiroth Swap Meet 2 17th December 2002 01:46 AM
Book - Best for a starter Seville Everything Else 11 3rd December 2001 02:39 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:31 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Đ1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2