Anybody built a Tube Amp??

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  1. Phil Budgell

    Phil Budgell Auditioning

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    Thinking of building a tube amp for something to do, pretty much settled on a 2A3 design and am wondering if anybody here has ever built one and what the cost was to do so. Thx in advance for any help.
     
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    Not audio amps,I have built some kits (ham radio stuff mostly) and some stuff from scratch.
    Do you know how to solder? Not the blow torch kind. It is very tricky and until you 'master it' I would not try.
    It looks so damn easy too!
    Maybe buy a cheap kit and practice.
    I cant solder worth a damn anymore; but the occasion when I do need a wire soldered. I use liquid flux. I find it really makes it easier. Also low heat !
    Good Luck
     
  3. Phil Budgell

    Phil Budgell Auditioning

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    Yes I do know how to Solder, I have a 3 year Electronics diploma under my belt so that's not a problem, I was looking at some kits but since I'm in Newfoundland Canada they aren't easy to come by.
     
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    World Audio
    Bottlehead
    Welbourne Labs
    DIY Express

    all offer pretty good kits to name a few
    World Audio advertises in Audio magazines
    the others have links off of Audio Asylum
     
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    Michael, that reminds me where is Saurav. I haven't seen him around here for ages.
     
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    I'd just guess he's busy or hasn't had as much time to talk about audio and such... he has posted occasionally to DIYaudio about tube amps, however.
     
  10. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Damn he sold his Wave8's?

    Well I am not selling my AV20's [​IMG]
     
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    Brett... He went to the DIY dark side... and the funny thing is, he has even less power now at 3.5 watts. [​IMG]
     
  12. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    *Shrugs*

    Ohh well.. As long as he's happy... I won't be DIY'ing any
    Amps anytime soon! Speakers are bad enough.. I will leave
    the Pro's build my amps [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin_R_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Saurav still posts regularly over at Home Theater Talk. It is also one of my favorit sites.

    Kevin
     

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