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Old 30th March 2011, 09:26 PM   #3321
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This is my first tube amp built three years ago. It is dual mono, based on Fred Nachbaurīs MiniBlok SET with 13EM7 tubes.
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It was just lifted out of the workshop. The dummyloads are still in and the bottom is not yet properly mounted. I made transformer covers out of aluminum pipe with CNC cut covers. Press fit. I botched the job on the output transformers, and ended up not covering them up (still havenīt)
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Old 30th March 2011, 09:44 PM   #3322
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And this is my work-in-progress based on the GU32 tube. It is a push pull amp. The outlandish styling has posed some problems, so it is slow going.
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Old 30th March 2011, 11:56 PM   #3323
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Very original!
Atomium design?

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Old 31st March 2011, 01:28 AM   #3324
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Very original!
Not really.

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Old 31st March 2011, 06:21 AM   #3325
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IMHO, nice design is one that is functional. Any spoiler spoils the design literally.


However, YMMV...
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:43 AM   #3326
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Aah the classic question: Does form follow function or does form follow fun?
Form follows function is a lot easier to get "Right" and right is often the most harmonious and pleasing solution. Fun? Itīs difficult to make something with a depth of meaning and interpretation when design is fun. Not sure I did in this case
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:55 AM   #3327
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And this is my work-in-progress based on the GU32 tube. It is a push pull amp. The outlandish styling has posed some problems, so it is slow going.
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I must see this when finished.
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Old 31st March 2011, 02:03 PM   #3328
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It's refreshing to see metal enclosure for tube gears after barrage of woody chassis.

Still waiting to see someone come up with wooden input and speaker terminals.
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Old 31st March 2011, 10:06 PM   #3329
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Aah the classic question: Does form follow function or does form follow fun?
IMHO, priorities are:
1. Function
2. Materials used
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It's the first copy of that design I see here, after thousands of wooden boxes with tubes on top.. So which is more original?
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