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S5 K-16LS mods, tweaks?
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Old 28th November 2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default S5 K-16LS mods, tweaks?


I'm looking at this amp as a first build...

I have heard (but not found) that there are some mods or updates to this kit, for better performance and/or safety (e.g. bleeder resisters).

Anyone know of anything?


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Old 29th November 2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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There is some info in here:


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Old 30th November 2008, 07:35 AM   #3
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I'm very interested in purchasing this amp kit as a starter (since I have no clue about tubes) and I think I could learn a lot from building and modding one. I hear that replacing the capacitors with higher quality ones is the cheapest mod that has a large impact on sound, the next one is replacing the output transformers with higher quality ones.
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Old 1st December 2008, 05:13 AM   #4
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I'm very interested in hearing from those who have done some upgrades, specifically what components were used.

What constitutes a better audio transformer? Linearity?
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