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Old 26th Nov 2020, 2:21 pm   #1
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Default Two mono = One stereo amplifier

I had two mono amps EL84 in push pull , I had this idea of building a low cost stereo amp , I encapsulated all the transformers in aluminium boxes, a Baxandall tone control circuit was fitted what a difference that made. I am very pleased with the looks and sound of the finished amplifier, the total cost was about 120, excluding labour of course. What to build next I keep thinking KT66's . Mick.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 3:50 pm   #2
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Nice, looks good.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 4:40 pm   #3
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It looks nice, and good to see all of those fuses!
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 5:24 pm   #4
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Hi Stephen that is for a good reason , after potting the mains tx's the last thing I wanted is a short on the HT / LT damaging the transformer . Mick.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 6:06 pm   #5
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I like it*, if it were mine I would need at least some of the knobs labeled!

*Despite my comments upon exposed valve audiofile things where style goes over safety, this is a superb example of a proper home brew job. All of mine have exposed valves because it it easier to do, and they look nice.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 6:19 pm   #6
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Thanks for the positive comments I am in the process of getting the labels done , by a friend , Mick.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 6:30 pm   #7
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Lovely job.

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Old 26th Nov 2020, 6:51 pm   #8
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Cracking job It looks really nice
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 7:23 pm   #9
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Neat! I'm kinda inspired to do something similar over the winter.
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 8:22 am   #10
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Excellent job! Far better than my old cutlery box amp!
Well constructed, neatly wired & (as others have already said) a goodly amount of fuses!
Definite thumbs up, well done.
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 2:14 pm   #11
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Looks great - just think what a 12W+12W valve stereo amp will cost new, 700-00+.
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