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Old 16th June 2002, 02:10 PM   #11
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taylor, i have been trying to email you but get no responce.
email me at: mm99@attbi.com

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Old 18th June 2002, 06:42 AM   #12
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The Mullard design looks pretty simple but $400 for transformers may be alittle out of the budget for a first project. I came across this design, a "compact 6 watt" complete w/ parts list. What do you think? http://www.triodeel.com/compact.html Also looked at this one but it looks almost too simple. http://www.tubecad.com/september99/page11.html

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Old 18th June 2002, 09:12 PM   #13
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Looks like a version of the Williamson circuit which has been around since the 40s. Getting a pair of PP outputs with an ultralinear can be fairly expensive as well. Good transformers will be the most expensive part of your amp/amps unless you get very lucky and find an old parts amp with what you need. $400 for 4 custom wound transformers for Single Ended mono blocks is really a good price. But if you want something as a complete kit that is not too expensive go to <http://gabevee.tripod.com>
I understand Gabe has been ill so I an not sure if he is still putting kits together but he had a kit for $450 that included tubes,chassis etc that is a SE 6L6 with 6SL7 drivers.
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Old 18th June 2002, 09:51 PM   #14
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I second that motion. The whole lot is quite reasonably priced, plus you have the option of trying different o/put tubes in the same cirtcuit that are basically the same, ie; EL37, KT66, or the much neglected (because it's cheap & plentiful though nice sounding) 807...
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Old 18th June 2002, 10:44 PM   #15
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Lets hear about that 807 Tom.
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Old 18th June 2002, 11:02 PM   #16
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Any opinions on early Heath tube monoblocks? I know they are historically important, but how do they sound? Don't know the model yet 'cause I'm slowly tightening the noose on the guy that has them and don't want to appear too eager!!!
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Old 18th June 2002, 11:47 PM   #17
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Lets hear about that 807 Tom.
An 807 thread.

There are a number of 807 equivalents: 1625, Raytheon RK-39 (IIRC), 5B254M (someone just gave me a bucket with a dozen of these). I also have some others but can't recall the numbers.

All have top caps which may be one of the reasons they are not given their due consideration.

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Old 18th June 2002, 11:49 PM   #18
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Any opinions on early Heath tube monoblocks?
Some of them are a good basis for a refurb.

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Old 19th June 2002, 12:07 AM   #19
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Yep,
You hit the nail on the head... or should I say topcap....
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Old 19th June 2002, 07:40 AM   #20
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The 6L6 SE on Gabes site looks like a good value unfortunately he apprears to be out of business for the moment. Is this amps circuit the one thats able to use the different output tube types? If so, it would be an ideal experimental amp for someone like me who really doesnt know what all the various tubes sound like. Ive also been directed towards the Bottlehead Paramour. Any comments on this one. The price is right and they seem to have a big following. By the way, does anyone know the make of the transformers on my Soundcraftmen. Someone inquired and I cant find an actual name on them. They all have "ATC xxxxx" on them and a model number and thats it.

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