A description by Jeremy,
is a very nice single ended stereo amp that is perfect for your office, den or bedroom. Very nice single-ended mojo.
Vintage US glass, CBS broadcast interstage/input transformers and Telefunken output transformers make for an absolutely
The input transformers kick line level input voltages up by about 10X
to a voltage sufficient to swing the grids on the 6SN7GTs, which in turn have both triode sections paralleled with a Telefunken
Output transformer. The power transformer is a vintage Stancor unit that with solid state rectification and CRC filtration puts
out a B+ on the order of 400 volts. To minimize noise, all AC line voltage components are isolated to the
rear quadrant of the chassis. As you can see from the inside photos, this is about as simple and as uncomplicated
of an amp as you are ever going to see. Cathode bias means you never have to fiddle with matching tubes or adjusting
bias - everything is plug and play. Internal passive components are all new (JJ Tesla filter capacitors), I even
found a NOS Western Electric bypass capacitor for the cathodes.
chassis is .063 gauge aluminum hand folded by fellow ebayer Markm330. If you build amps, you should check this
guy out - fantastic build quality and bargain basement prices. As long as this guy is around, I'll never
buy another Hammond or BUD case again, ever!
measures approx. 8" wide X 9" deep. The exterior finish is Aircraft Blue Epoxy paint. There is also
a bottom closeout plate and non-marring rubber feet.
So far this amp has performed
flawlessly for over 80 hours of burn-in, and is seriously over-built. You should have no problems passing it on
to your kids or grandkids. Just about any line level input is sufficient for full output power - My
Ipod headphone out, my Ipod Dock, My computer sound card and my old playstation/CD player had no problems running
it to its full rated power. Simple inside and out – Front mounted RCA inputs, Side mounted Speaker
binding posts w/ hard tie points. Rear mounted IEC power plug and power switch.