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Old 23rd August 2006, 09:13 PM   #1211
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Miklos - the output tubes are RCA 12aq5s. Except for the output transformers, and a change in caps to lower the input cutoff frequency, everything in my build jives w/ the schematic on the Decware forum. I think the output is around 12 WPC.

Note: last evening I hooked up my meager rega planar 2 & radioshack 9v phono preamplifier for a listen. While I don't think the radio shack phono pre really provides quite enough output voltage to drive el cheapo, I was none the less thoroughly impressed w/ the combination.



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Old 24th August 2006, 03:08 AM   #1212
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Scott,
I see ,a miniature tube. This is the beauty of diy, good sound on low budget.
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Old 24th August 2006, 03:10 AM   #1213
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Karma,
Excellent idea, I will try this in the future.
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Old 24th August 2006, 03:43 PM   #1214
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Here's my setup

All built during the last 18 months.

6J5 preamp - centre

2A3 monoblocks - Left & right

Remote PSU - bottom centre

Home built tapered quarter wave tubes with Fostex FE108E Sigma full range drivers.

Bass is supported by MJ Acoustics Active Sub (with phone on top) at extreme right.

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Old 24th August 2006, 03:45 PM   #1215
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The 845 is being used to regulate the mains supply I suppose?
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Old 24th August 2006, 04:05 PM   #1216
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The 845 is being used to regulate the mains supply I suppose?
It's a trophy presented by the World Designs forum members at their show last June.

Doesn't do anything but it looks nice amongst the other glassware

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Old 24th August 2006, 04:08 PM   #1217
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Doesn't do anything but it looks nice amongst the other glassware
Yep..big tubes have a lot of charisma...
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Old 24th August 2006, 04:22 PM   #1218
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How did you win the trophy? Do the filaments still light up?
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Old 24th August 2006, 04:59 PM   #1219
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No Bas it's a dead tube.

I won the trophy for progressing from valve audio newbie to having built a complete system in the space of one year using the advice of the forum members and my own reading of Morgan Jones.

Have a look here. This is my website which shows everything I built plus pictures from our forum meetings at the Eggborough Power Plant.

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Eggborough Power Plant.
Now the name "EggFest" makes sense

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