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First post/build

Jbryant

Member
2010-06-02 7:22 am
Hello all
Thanks for a great site

Ok my first amp build ever and it plays music
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and sounds nice
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... I read and learned all I could over the past year about building tube amp circuits here on diy and another forum. I started collecting parts about 2 months ago and with alot of help from an oldtimer learned to build a power supply. I decided to use a scheme from boozehound labs for a single ended 6v6-6sn7 amp. The circuit was modded just a bit and I droped the 6sn7 for a 6j5g and used a 5v4g for the rect. The 6v6 is triode straped for about 1w and with the right speaker sounds magical. Running a small 2 way 8" with a horn I can get pretty lound volume from it befor it starts to distort.. Well here are some pics and I will continue to update as I drill and finish the chassis. Thanks for reading

First pics are of the mono build to see if it worked
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Time for stereo :D
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Thanks for looking ill do my best to answer any questions but remember im really new to this..

Jason