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Old 15th August 2020, 08:33 PM   #11
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Hi Victor,

I just wanted to let you know that I received the tubes and transformers on Thursday.
A few hours later I had finished the assembly process and was listening to music.
The amplifier sounds wonderful, surpassing my expectations. The sound is smooth, detailed, lively, and thoroughly engaging.
I wanted to thank you and the folks at Elekit for making this fantastic kit available.
I'll be telling all my audiophile friends about it.

Sincerely,

Keith
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Old 18th August 2020, 06:27 AM   #12
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Board is complete.
Assembled everything and tried first power on.
Blue light - check.
Heaters - check.
Silence - check.
Plugged into the RCAs and glorious sound (though very quiet which turned out to be a bad RCA cable). As I realised I have no 12AU7s, 12AX7s were used for testing - the sound was quite "driven" . A pair of EH 12AU7s are inbound and wlll spring for a pair of clear top RCAs and Mullards.

BTW, I assumed my kit had TKD resistors; I haven't measured my resistors with any precision, but they look a little small for the TKDs.
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Old 18th August 2020, 04:58 PM   #13
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If you have a piece of good ECC83 (Telefunken, Seimens, Philips or Mullard), you will hear the huge difference..
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Old 18th August 2020, 09:03 PM   #14
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Thank you! I got the OPT LL2785B yesterday and they are now in my TU-8600.

Initial thoughts,They sound great!! I did have the stock OPT in place while I waited for the LL2785B, so compared to those it's almost a night and day difference. I'll have to spend more time listening to them this week to hear how they compare against the LL2770B
Henry

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Old 19th August 2020, 05:06 PM   #15
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It is more than building a DIY amp.
Allan thank you for sharing your lovely story...


Hi Victor,

I thought you'd like to hear the story of how my brother found out about the second TU-8600S amp that I bought for him.

I originally purchased these amps because my brother and I built similar DIY speakers that were known to work very well with the TU-8600 amp. The designer of the speakers uses a customized one in his system now. I know my brother wanted one, too.

My brother and I were talking last night. Up to this point, he did not know that I had ordered two TU-8600S amps. I was waiting for the right time to let him know, because he has other home projects right now that he is spending his money on. When he brought up that he saw where the DIYstore had the TU-8600 amps back in stock, I knew that I had to tell him before he ordered one from them. He said he could sell his existing Naim amps immediately so he was ready to buy one.

I asked him if he wanted to hear one. He said, "You mean you bought one?" I said, "No, I bought two." He said, "These are stereo amps, not mono block amps, right?" I said, "Yes, they are stereo. I bought one for me and one for you. I have built them both and yours is ready for you." He was so surprised!

I told him that you supplied the TU-8600S amps to DIYstore and that you sent me the first one (which is his). I told him it has all the upgrades, except for the better tubes. I told him to enjoy the tubes now because they sound great, and then upgrade them later.

Well, this was a very happy ending to the story. Thank you Victor for making it special for me and for him.

Sincerely,
Allan

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Old 20th August 2020, 02:53 AM   #16
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Great amp! Running full upgrades on TU-8600S with Vcap CuTF caps and cheapest tubes, Bluesound Node 2i, modded crossovers in Klipsch RP-600m and SVS SB-3000. I think Victor picked out some great tubes for the lowest cost set. Incredible sound! Dead quiet between songs and liquid clear music that envelops the listener. Now to find an active crossover so I can run vinyl and a preamp....waiting on 6-24 crossover kit to hit the DIYAudio store.
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Old 25th August 2020, 07:32 PM   #17
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I've been busy with vacation travel and work but I'm hoping to get started on mine tonight!
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Old 11th September 2020, 05:58 AM   #18
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Fully complete. Great sound.

Apart from a few own goals, the only aspect I have had any trouble with was the jumper block for the volume pot, which was causing the volume knob to be very sensitive / noisy. I ended up replacing the single jumper with 7 twin jumpers, which fixed the problem.

Now just waiting for my Linlai WE700s to show up.
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