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    Default Dynaco ST-70 redone the Wardsweb way

    Here is my latest project. A rebirth of a classic Dynaco ST-70 with some upgraded parts, circuit, chassis and cabinet.






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    All I can say is.....WOW! That is maybe the sexiest amp I have ever seen.
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    Off the charts on the cool factor. Great job!

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    Tubes, curves, and beautiful wood-TOTALLY EFFING BEAUTIFUL, but how's it sound?
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    Excellent blending of the New and Old worlds.
    The ST-70s are a great foundation for an amp.
    I like your thinking here.
    Harry

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    Wow, a work of art man. Very well done.

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    Superb! Is all the iron new?
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    I dig it Luther, but the one thing that jumps out at me - all that work, and cheese out on the binders?

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    That thing is absolutley a piece of art!

    How does it sound?

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    Gorgeous.

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    Absolutely beautiful! Awesome.

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    Amazingly good lookin'!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Beautiful craftsmanship! Very nicely done!

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    Drool. Man that looks nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMDPicker View Post
    Superb! Is all the iron new?
    The power transformer is an upgrade. The output transformers are original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    I dig it Luther, but the one thing that jumps out at me - all that work, and cheese out on the binders?

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    I used what I had. You have something laying around that would work better?

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    Might have some Cardas, I'll look around. Don't get me wrong, just my eyes went straight to the posts on the rear view.

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    That is mighty sweet man. I wonder what it would sound like driving my 90's with my 2.5 in front of it?

    Seriously, beautiful job.
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    I've put up a site on the build. You may see details on the build here:

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/ST70/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Might have some Cardas, I'll look around. Don't get me wrong, just my eyes went straight to the posts on the rear view.

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    Shoot me a PM or drop me an email, if you find something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardsweb View Post
    The power transformer is an upgrade. The output transformers are original.
    Cool! I bet it sounds wonderful.
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    • MIT Shotgun S1 IC's and speaker cables
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    ....wow.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardsweb View Post
    Here is my latest project. A rebirth of a classic Dynaco ST-70 with some upgraded parts, circuit, chassis and cabinet.



    Mmmmmm, yummy. Cocobolo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John30_30 View Post
    Mmmmmm, yummy. Cocobolo?
    Yes sir, give the man a C-gar. Cocobolo it is with a semi gloss lacquer finish.

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    Wow,, what a talent you have sir.:)
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    Superb work. I bet it sounds as good as it looks.

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    Sweet. Great work.
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