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Old 28th January 2005, 12:46 PM   #1
raver is offline raver  Italy
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Default What 45 SET amp should I build?

Hi all,
I am new here.
I want to build a 45 SET amp (it's my first DIY project, until now I only replaced some cap and resistor in my vintage amps).

I heard that some of the simplest and nice sounding are the Bugle and the Eric Barbour's 45 (single ended glory).

Then I read that an amp with two driver tubes would sound much better, but I don't know if it's too difficult for a newbie.

Summing up, what you experienced DIYers would advise?
Any link to schematics/projects?
Thanks in advance
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Old 29th January 2005, 09:06 AM   #2
yosh is offline yosh  United States
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Default how about this

I built this for 2a3 and it sounds very good ,let us know if this is what you are looking for.
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Old 29th January 2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: What 45 SET amp should I build?

Originally posted by raver
Then I read that an amp with two driver tubes would sound much better, but I don't know if it's too difficult for a newbie.
Keep it simple. There are enough challenges in building a first amp even with the simplest of designs. Eric Barbour's circuit should sound great.
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Old 30th January 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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Both JE Lab and Bugle Boy 45 power amps are rather easy to build. I would suggest you could put better quality components in it so that you would have a better chance in getting a good sounding amp.

Nothing is perfect in this world. Therefore, it's fun for us to experiment different things and we enjoy different results out from it.

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