My SET Amp.
My SET Amp.
looks fine to me - are those 6BQ5 outputs?
It's (IME) impossible to build a bad sounding amp - PP or SE - using 6BQ5s :-)
Now, back on topic - how about this goofy SE 7591 stereo console amp? This was a $3 acquisition (the whole console) at a fundraising flea market at our church many years ago. How did it sound? OK - I never tried it with fresh output tubes, though - the originals may have been very tired.
My newest addition. My first tube amp!
LOL...True. My newest "in-hand"!
watch it, you'll go blind:evil:
Not mine :-( but one I re-hab'bed for a local fellow. Nice sounding PP EL84 stereo integrated amp from Fisher's glory days.
Jeff is that the Baldwin?
This one isn't mine; I have one, but not prettied up :-)
This is a push-pull EL84 stereo power amp, chassis 93-02, abstracted from an early 1960s Magnavox console. Those old Maggotbox consoles had extremely simple (very low parts count, even kind of crude in design) but surprisingly good sounding amplifiers. They're great starter tube amps for someone who is willing and eager to tinker a little bit.
Mine still looks like this :-) I ususally use it, rather heretically, with a pair of AR-3 three-way acoustic suspension (and quite insensitive) speakers. PS I have a prettier pair of AR-3s than the dump-find pair shown below :-P
Just a little more on the Maggotbox amps. This is an extremely similar one, chassis 88-01 (or 88-02); this one is a push-pull 6V6 stereo amp (about 10 wpc) and also very nice sounding. I was partially responsible for the "modernization" of this one; some of the work was done by its owner.
I hope the below-decks view gives an idea of how little "there" there is there (to paraphrase Gertrude Stein) :-)
Here's another way to see that, if you're used to looking at schematics. Not too much stands between your source and your speakers with an amp like this - and that's generally a good thing :-)
(I edited out the power supply circuit - it, too, is simple but effective)
Tube man....anatomically correct?:cheesygrin:
That ain't no tube...that's a Xmas light:redface:
Most of the magic's gone out of this ol' girl's magic eye :-(
Finally managed to snap a halfway decent photo of this almost-matched pair today :-)
If and when I get the gumption up, I am gonna try the S-5500II with the Quads... based on how dang good I heard a pair of ESl-57s fsound driven by an MC-225 last summer...
hybrid vacuum tube/solid state mono (two-track) Tandberg...
My HH Scott 299C
Nice amp - I've got a 222C - and another basket case 222 - and an LK-72, both needing restoration (and no photos handy of either).
The 299C I have is a real showstopper cosmetically. The real challange for me was restuffing the cap caps...as you know, very little space under the hood for replacements caps.
1964 Raytheon 3-mica, black plate, halo getter attached to the grid posts
1958 Bendix 6106 rectifier (5Y3 equivalent) built like brick sh*thouse!
One of two amps that I built at Carverfest 2011
Playing side by side (EL34 is the flavor of the day)
Is that the one you had at Disney Joe's for Polkfest George? Looks great!