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I want a tube amp that looks good, and sounds okay. Get angry at me in this thread :)
I want a tube amp that looks good, and sounds okay. Get angry at me in this thread :)
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Old 12th April 2018, 07:50 AM   #41
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for 800 USD, building it yourself is the only route. I really doubt you can find a ready made one, worth the money, except if it's really old, and you get lucky...
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Old 12th April 2018, 09:11 AM   #42
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I want a tube amp that looks good, and sounds okay. Get angry at me in this thread :)
These could look pretty cool after a bit of cleaning and sprucing up:
dynatron lf15, valve amplifiers vintage el84 pp10 watt , | eBay
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I want a tube amp that looks good, and sounds okay. Get angry at me in this thread :)
The description on this one made me laugh:

"looks great....even in the midst of the swankiest cocktail party."

Bluetooth 4.0 HIFI 2.1 Tube Power Amplifier 200W USB SD Microphone Subwoofer AMP | eBay
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Stay far, far away from the inexpensive Chinese amps. There are plenty of posts on here about most of the popular ones, and they typically make less than half of their rated power with high THD and poor bandwidth.

The last Chinese amp I had on the bench was marketed as being "designed in the USA and manufactured in Hong Kong" and featured UL EL34s, only a few dB of feedback, and 45W at 5% THD. It was too good to be true! It also made 3.5W at 5% THD, so not even 10% of its rated power. Very little feedback was used because the transformers were such crap that using 15-20dB of feedback would've made the amp into an oscillator.
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