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by simon
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: EL509 OTL Amplifier
Replies: 83
Views: 40470

Nick wrote:Myself AND someone who knew what they were doing :-)
:lol:
by simon
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: EL509 OTL Amplifier
Replies: 83
Views: 40470

However as soon as the HT is applied to the output tubes BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM we have a stunningly good low frequency oscillator. and I know you managed to sort Simon's Blatting 2A3 In my case the BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM was due to lack of gridstoppers on the C3gs and it made the 0A2 VR tubes click like...
by simon
Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: ESS AMT1
Replies: 10
Views: 5618

I used to think my old Linn Keilidhs and Exposure amps were pretty heavy. But single ended valve amps and large full range horns are a different ball game. Now I'm starting to think of my hi fi to be a little like a Land Rover. It's incredibly heavy, is rather large, looks kind of functional (which ...
by simon
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rapid Last Column Day
Replies: 1
Views: 2732

Thanks fo sharing this Andrew. I managed to get my order in just in time. I'd been sat on it for a few weeks deliberating but I managed to save over £20. Enough in fact to build an inverse RIAA stage. :)
by simon
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Colin's gm70 Boat Anchor monoblocs
Replies: 88
Views: 38750

Thanks for the perspective Dave. The amp I want to try is James D's circuit - he reckons it's the best sound he's ever achieved with his Quasars. Not sure why he isn't using one now, perhaps the quest to achieve something better? There's not a lot to it in the way of resistors and caps but there are...
by simon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: DTBs 6B4G
Replies: 361
Views: 104982

Dave the bass wrote:You got loadsa class Simon, you had those turbo-nutter-XR3i-Ghia-GTI 300B's last time i saw ya.

Now thats class innit :D
Fanks geezer! I'm avin it large. :P

Thanks for the explanation Nick. I might try 10uF and see if I can hear any difference.
by simon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Colin's gm70 Boat Anchor monoblocs
Replies: 88
Views: 38750

Comrade Simonski is dabbling in very uncommunistic practices - we've just put the house up for sale. So all my mdf and clipleads have been packed away for a while. But the phono stage is slowly being fettled, and I've plans to build the mythical ECL82 spud amp, and a Steve Bench type series reg expe...
by simon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: DTBs 6B4G
Replies: 361
Views: 104982

Thanks NickG, and a 10uF cap on the lower leg of the PD too. I saw Nick suggest this earlier in the thread. Just wondering how you choose the value of the cap - I've used a similar arrangement on my headphone and phono amps but only used 0.1uF (cos that's what Broskie showed :wink: ). Simon (Junior...
by simon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Colin's gm70 Boat Anchor monoblocs
Replies: 88
Views: 38750

andrew Ivimey wrote:Philip @ Bluebell is now getting the Hammond range of transformers potted. They do look neater!
Is this an extra over Andrew, or something that Hammond are now offering? Any photos?
by simon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: New Users
Topic: So this is where you have all been hiding!
Replies: 18
Views: 8306

Welcome Colin and David. The water's lovely here!

Looking forward to the photos Colin. The GM70 isn't my cup of tea (97db speakers :wink:) but they're an interesting amp and your build quality is superb. Fair play to you for pursuing such a beast of an amp.

Simon.
by simon
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Headphones
Topic: what Headphone amp do you have
Replies: 105
Views: 51320

Hi Colin, Well, when I said it was pretty much finished, I was obviously kidding myself :D . I'm already thinking about a slightly different PSU, and possibly replacing some of the resistors in the Aikido with booteek ones. These things are never finished really, are they :wink: And now I can break ...
by simon
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: what Headphone amp do you have
Replies: 105
Views: 51320

Ah, sorry Darren, probably wasn't very clear if you didn't realise it was an Aikido... :oops: First valve in the Aikido is 6CG7 or 6FQ7. The 6CG7 has the screen separating the two triodes and apparently the physical stiffening this adds also helps the sound (according to John Broskie...) The second ...
by simon
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Headphones
Topic: what Headphone amp do you have
Replies: 105
Views: 51320

6FQ7s are equivalent to 6CG7 but don't have the internal screen.

Here's a 6CG7, hopefully you can just about see the screen:

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by simon
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: safety and speed of operating systems nick?
Replies: 84
Views: 28897

You're lucky Paul. The hi fi shares a room with the idiot lantern - sometimes headphones are the only way here. Such is life, I can't complain on balance - not every one would put up with the dining table permanently strewn with valve paraphernalia and HT voltages on the living room carpet...
by simon
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: what Headphone amp do you have
Replies: 105
Views: 51320

Perhaps this should go under Projects, but here's the "finished" 6CG7/6DJ8 headphone amp, although I've got some modern 6922s in place of the 6DJ8s at the moment. http://www.atrj13.dsl.pipex.com/images/aikido_headphone_amp/img_7294small.jpg It's pretty much exactly as I had it on the breadboard at t...