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  1. Hey Mark, glad you're back! Add another to the list for the "documentation package" for the Blueberry Extreme.
  2. I agree with this assessment, and will add that I think Mahogany is also the most desirable finish. You should have no trouble selling these if they are not banged up and are in good working order.
  3. So you are using 2 separate Input power transformers? Will they be toroidal like your last build? Sounds like a big, heavy amp! 🙂
  4. I think it is worth more than $549 in parts alone. I personally think 2-3 watts of single ended EL-34 on LS IIs would be magical! If you are in the market for a custom built amp, I don't think you can go wrong at the price.
  5. I just finished collecting parts to build an ST-35 clone. Edcor transformers, PC board, EL84, 12AX7, 12AU7 tubes, parts from Mouser and Digikey. I'm pushing $1K without a chassis yet. So much for budget build! The days of cobbling stuff together like my grandpa did, are over!
  6. I Apologize for asking questions with incorrect terminology. I'll refrain from doing so in the future.
  7. Regarding filament wiring, Is there an argument for parallel wiring as Henry shows vs. series (daisy chaining) the filaments together? I have seen both ways and pondered if series was better to minimize AC wiring lengths. Probably a matter of preference, but I'm enjoying following along and trying to learn.
  8. Another vote for posting pictures. I also feel like this thread should either be pinned here, or moved to the tube forum and amps listed in garage sale as you build them. I'm enjoying this thread, but I don't think garage sale is the right place for a multi-page follow along build thread.
  9. My last order from Edcor was in June and took 2 weeks. Maybe I just got lucky.
  10. Apologies if I missed it, but where are you located?
  11. If you spoke to Steve Deckert and he gave you a suggestion, I would trust that over guys on a speaker forum. He knows what he is talking about.
  12. capo72

    First Watt

    I also have the J2 because I wanted balanced inputs. I'm very happy with it on my Lowther / Oris horns. It seems like it takes a little bit to warm up. After a few hours of playing the soundstage is holographic if that makes sense.
  13. He builds his own. I just talked to Greg at Axpona.
  14. capo72


    I attended on Sunday. My 1st stop and last stop were the Klipsch room. I was very impressed with the Jubilee. They live up to the hype, which honestly I was pessimistic about. I was disappointed that I missed Roy, he was not there Sunday. They were the 2nd best set up I heard behind the Avantgarde Trio, which given the price difference is quite a feat. I was not able to listen to a couple of the ultra high end rooms like Wynn audio (too crowded) and the Focal Utopias were not playing when I was in there. So from what I did hear, Klipsch did great! I was also very impressed with a room featuring Usher speakers. There was a room set up with a small pair of Devore Fidelity floor standers that blew me away. They were the most impressive speaker for the size. I don't have all of my info with me to provide details. Maybe I'll add more info later. Jeremy
  15. I will be there Sunday. Will the Jubs be on the convention floor or in a room?
  16. You are asking premium money for what you are selling and looking to put as little effort as possible into your sale. I'm not sure what you are expecting.....
  17. As I was typing my "to stay on topic" post, you quoted my post about being lucky not hearing differences. I felt my post was off topic, so I created another one "on topic" with a recent experience. It was not a response to you. I should have just edited my post, but man I really need to get my post count up. Some people post like 300 times a day!
  18. To stay on topic, I last heard a difference between amps a couple of weeks ago when I swapped in a First Watt J2 for a Dynaco ST-70 on my Lowther / Oris horn combo.
  19. If you can't hear the difference between different types and classes of amps, then consider yourself lucky. You are going to save a lot of money and have a much simpler time building a stereo system that makes you happy.
  20. I'm not sure why my "keep experimenting and don't listen to the fan boys" post got deleted, but anyway, invest in some measuring equipment and DSP and you can make almost anything work. Stay curious!
  21. I've used this headphone amp almost daily for 5-6 years on my desk at work. It has never had any issues. It uses 6J1 tubes and is a hybrid design. It has USB or RCA inputs. It comes with the original tubes and the installed Tung-sol matched pair. Power transformer is included. I'll rate it 7/10 due to age, but it has no cosmetic blemishes. $80 shipped to ConUS. See link for more info. https://hifiman.com/products/detail/59
  22. The Acoustical Cotton Batts you show should work just fine. I don't think the material you choose is as important as making sure that you do the same thing to both speakers.
  23. If these sound as good as they look, I imagine it would be a fantastic experience. I can't seem to find any info about these or Audio Lot. Can you share more? The balanced input is intriguing.
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