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Old 4th July 2004, 03:00 AM   #21
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I guess it would be the simplicity of the SE circuit and the fact that I like the look of the 300B tube and after I finish building the amp I can always upgrade it simply by purchasing the WE300B tubes.

I have started picking up the parts I need but I am keeping my eye open for some vintage trafo's, and I am making a few changes to the circuit as suggested by Eli Duttman (thanks Eli).

For me the power issue is irrelevant as I have some pretty big SS amplifiers laying around, if I want loud I can get loud, what I am looking for here is to kick back in my easy chair with a scotch and listen to some Vivaldi and stare at the gentle glow of those beautiful tubes

That in a nutshell is what I wanted as an end product.

P.S. the amplifier is the small part of the total investment, now I am looking at a turntable so I can start collecting some vinyl
One turntable coming up!:

http://www.bottlehead.com/et/bix/bix.htm

http://www.surplussales.com/Equipment/Audio.html
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One turntable coming up!:

http://www.bottlehead.com/et/bix/bix.htm


DAMN YOU!
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Old 5th July 2004, 01:46 AM   #24
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LOL. The Bix is probably going to be my next purchase. I've been saving up for it, not much longer to go now
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Don't want to be accused of thread jacking here but damn that BIX is sweet... and so is the price!

Guess I should try and put a little $$ aside
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hi frank, your 2A3PP psu, i think the main bridge rectifier polarity is reversed or i'm reading it wrong?

6N1P, yeah! now i can make myself a nice PP 2A3 thanks frank.
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hi frank, your 2A3PP psu, i think the main bridge rectifier polarity is reversed or i'm reading it wrong?
You're absolutely correct....No idea how that happened but the polarity of the B+ bridge should be reversed.

It would also be wiser to use 160VDC bypass caps across the 2A3's cathodes iso the 100VDC. For best sound I'd recommend BGs here.

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