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Old 21st October 2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a tube amplifier kit, mostly because I don't have the facilities to make a nice looking chassis.
I currently have a Elekit TU-8200 in my office/Den but it's only 8 watts so a bit light for use in my living room.

I'm thinking something in the 25-50 watt range should be plenty for my living room.
The Dyanakit ST-70 looks good but I figured I should ask before I buy to see what else is available.

Any suggestions?

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Old 21st October 2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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I'm thinking something in the 25-50 watt range should be plenty for my living room.
The Dyanakit ST-70 looks good
These are pretty nice stainless steel replica Dyna chassis. Chassis
You can make a pair of Dyna Mark IV amps using these chassis and replica
Dyna transformers with your own driver circuit. Transformers
Or a complete replica Dyna amplifier. Amplifier Kits

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Depending on the speakers you are using 8W per channel might be enough if you are not rocking out.. ( )
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The Dyanakit ST-70 looks good but I figured I should ask before I buy to see what else is available.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
I feel bad I sold a set of original ST-70 metal for a song at a swap meet.
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Harry I have been considering the Elekit. Your thoughts?
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drpro,

I'm pleased with the TU-8200. It sounds good.
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Hi HarryY,

I've been running one of the ST-70 kit clones for about eight years now, and I can recommend it without hesitation. I was easy to build and has done everything I've asked of it - and the tubes are cheap to boot. The ability to switch between ultralinear and triode modes is nice too, when the occasions arise; it's like having two amps in one chassis.

I haven't any direct experience with any of the other ST-70 clones out there but I'd imagine they're capable of similar performance. Parenthetically, I'd originally considered restoring an original ST-70 before buying the kit, and was astonished to discover that the total cost was more than if I'd simply purchased the kit - and I still would've had a 40+ year-old amp with a flaking chassis. But if you could find a donor amp or iron for cheap, that just might be your ticket.

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I haven't any direct experience with any of the other ST-70 clones out there...
I sent my 2 basket case ST70s to Gregg-the-Geek and got back the prototype DynaMutt, an outstanding amp. Switches between triode & pentode modes.

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