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Old 23rd June 2004, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default reasonable powered simple amp

as always: here's the newby wanting everysthing for nothing

I have a philips cd304 mkII (customized)

and a pair of b&w 601 s2 (upgraded)

Now i am lacking a good amp. wouldn't it be sweet t have a tube amp!

can anybody point me to something simple yet powerfull enough (please nothing expensive or fancy)

i'm eternally gratefull!

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Old 23rd June 2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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Old 24th June 2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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My 2 cents:

EL34 PP (Push-Pull).

Get one with good output transformers.
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Old 24th June 2004, 08:49 AM   #4
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Costs rise rapidly with increasing power O/P. Good O/P transformers are expensive.

Unlike SS, you can safely use the full O/P of a tubed amp. The approx. 35 WPC PP EL34s yield might be enough for your speakers. If you think you really need more power, a compromise to consider is a tubed preamp combined with a SS power amp. As the 2 V. O/P of a CDP will drive most amps into clipping, all that is required is a buffered (cathode follower) level control. "Games" can be played with a cathode follower's load resistor that cause it to generate some 2nd harmonic distortion. A LITTLE 2nd harmonic distortion added to a CD only system with SS power power amplification is, IMO, desireable.
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Old 24th June 2004, 09:12 AM   #5
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Hi Shifty,

any idea where you can get old valve gear in NZ? Im in NZ and wouldnt mind trying a valve amp some time but cant source transformers valves etc.

cheers arthur
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I'll once again plug Revision 3

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Old 24th June 2004, 09:36 AM   #7
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hmm i have a box full of 6l6 tubes with iron

ill give it a go
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