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Brett

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2002-01-07 6:02 pm
It's a great article. Thanks for reminding me about it. I lost it in a computer virus inspired crash a while ago, along with the whole HD, and I'm trying to rebuild my reference library.

Dunno if you've seen these <a href="http://www.aloha-audio.com/library/index.html">articles</a>, but you might also find them interesting. Being an engineer, I look to try to corroborate what I hear with what can be measured, and so do some of these.

Cheers
 

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Hey Harry

I live in Dallas as well. How about we get together sometime and talk about our toys. I am in the beginning stage to build my own gear out of old junk. Output transformers are the big challange but I am rounding a few up.The 1st time I hooked a pair of SE mono blocks into my system I had an epiphany.Then I started shopping and reading the adds in the audio zines and so I have made it my quest to achieve the $50K sound for less than $5K. I might end up spending 50K in tools, but then I guess I will have to sell a pair of speakers or 2. I do get out and listen to as much "High End" as I can. That makes coming home a good thing. I can tell my wife how I saved $10,000 by not buying those cables,and how I learned that a thousand watts a channel is a sighn of quality(that happened!).I thought the 8watts were really kicken and that the sweet little SE 6BQ5 3watts were oustanding.
Well I did buy a 5 Henry potted choke yesterday out in Benbrook so this week is up!Guess I need to build something. I need a source for the straps used to attach the really big oil and paper caps used on electric motors.Can you build a good sounding amp without elecrolitic capasitors.?