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Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:36 AM

Alas, the anti-static gun was a bust. I don't know why we are having such a static issue here as we are next to a lake and not much carpet is separating us from the tt...

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 02:10 AM

I am trying to resist buying more vinyl...

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:43 PM

I decided to try another tube integrated amp, and some efficient speakers to go with it. I remember that nice blooming bass and the sparkling highs...and then I realized I already had those in spades with my existing setup. But, too late, $1900 + down the drain...
The amp was new ($700 shipped), but the speakers were used ($900 shipped), Focal towers, which seem to be just awful squawk boxes! I then spent several $100 on different tubes, sub woofer line level converter, etc. I guess I just need to get another hobby...

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 04:09 AM

Ok...Devore o/96 clones are in the design stage. ordered drivers, contacted Tony Gee, a most clever person re xovers, and am now awaiting a flat pack for the initial assemblage. I was looking at this for a wonderful venner...

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 02:36 AM

big iron tube power amp:
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speakers coming along:
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They are sweet:
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Posted 19 June 2021 - 02:39 AM

NOS Brimar and Mullards in the amp signal section, looking at NOS for the power tubes...another $1,800? I don't want to go there...




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