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Old 19th April 2011, 10:04 PM   #3381
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Great job!
Love the layout and the Overkill OPTX.
Those RH really sings with good OPTX.
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Old 19th April 2011, 10:05 PM   #3382
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Do you get about 5W a side? I have never used this valve but some say the most musical of all??
Yep it puts out 5WPC.

Hey Azazello

Nice little amps

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Old 19th April 2011, 10:10 PM   #3383
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Great job!
Love the layout and the Overkill OPTX.
Those RH really sings with good OPTX.
Yes, the OPTX are a pair of James 6123HS.
They were all I had when I built the amp.

I'm glad I put them to work on the RH84.
As you say it really sings with these transformers.

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Old 19th April 2011, 10:14 PM   #3384
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It's good to see a proper small amp. Who's OPTs?
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Old 19th April 2011, 10:16 PM   #3385
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It's good to see a proper small amp. Who's OPTs?
James 6123HS.
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Old 20th April 2011, 01:11 AM   #3386
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Sounds expensive. Big Edcors work for me.
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Old 20th April 2011, 11:07 AM   #3387
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Let me explain by what I mean to see a good small amp. I'm against tube amps like the miniwatt (see link below). When you look at the amp which has been built here and is nice and compact and actually can produce good music and is not a tube amp just to be one, more to the DIYers.


miniwatt

When my 6AS7 is a small tube amp (retro-thermionic Pinot KiSharn - see image) and sounds stunning across all music and this amp there is no need for these poor excuses for tube amps.
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Old 20th April 2011, 02:05 PM   #3388
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Amp looks good. I don't like blue Edcor's in most amps but blue with blue looks good. Camouflage works.

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there is no need for these poor excuses for tube amps.
Hmm, funny...thats what i think of SE 6AS7 amps. If I had to choose, I'd take the Miniwatt any day...not for looks (yours look better) but for sonics.

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Something surreal going on here. When you say big do you mean they have a big charisma, a big heart or what exactly do you mean? What's the max DC current of those OT's?
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Old 20th April 2011, 02:17 PM   #3389
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Amp looks good. I don't like blue Edcor's in most amps but blue with blue looks good. Camouflage works.



Hmm, funny...thats what i think of SE 6AS7 amps. If I had to choose, I'd take the Miniwatt any day...not for looks (yours look better) but for sonics.



Something surreal going on here. When you say big do you mean they have a big charisma, a big heart or what exactly do you mean? What's the max DC current of those OT's?
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Amp looks good. I don't like blue Edcor's in most amps but blue with blue looks good. Camouflage works.



Hmm, funny...thats what i think of SE 6AS7 amps. If I had to choose, I'd take the Miniwatt any day...not for looks (yours look better) but for sonics.



Something surreal going on here. When you say big do you mean they have a big charisma, a big heart or what exactly do you mean? What's the max DC current of those OT's?
Yes the current rating of Edcor OPTs has been questioned before. It should be stated especialy to help us in the SE camp. On request Edcor will tell you.

By big I mean larger wattage rating for the amp you are building. For example I'm building a SE 300B amp for a customer. As it was I went for 30W Hamond OPTs put I would have chosen something similar in an Edcor. I required larger OPTs due to the 94mA of idle current though the amp will only produce 7.5W.

see image of amp.

Also though I have not proved it nor have I heard a miniwatt I would put my money on my 6AS7 SE as a better performer. I only know one person with a miniwatt. I may have to borrow it to compare.
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