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JimJ
03-15-2005, 11:51 PM
part of my latest project...it's a EL84 single-ended triode amplifier, does around 2 watts into a 2-8 ohm load. Yup - count 'em; one, two. This was one of a matched set of monoblocks, and I'm thinking of talking to the seller to get a better deal on the second channel :p: it's sitting at home 200 miles away right now, driving a single horrendous Yamaha bookshelf and a Kenwood FM tuner...waiting for better days :)

I might sell it in the future to go to a 6W pentode setup...or EL34 integrated...****, I have too much free time and not enough $ :up2somet:

http://home.graffiti.net/jimj/zen.jpg

http://home.graffiti.net/jimj/temp.JPG

Acidburn
03-15-2005, 11:55 PM
that's hot

Echo42987
03-15-2005, 11:58 PM
Thats cool that you know that much about this kind of stuff!

Acidburn
03-16-2005, 12:01 AM
do i want to know how much that thing costs?
it really is gorgeous

JimJ
03-16-2005, 12:03 AM
do i want to know how much that thing costs?

retail...$425 per watt :) needless to say, i didn't pay that much ;)

If I do end up getting the second and monoblocking it, I'm swapping out the rectifier...sonuva***** starts to rattle after it gets warmed up; that's what you get with $5 stock Chinese-built tubes.

jmiller0526
03-16-2005, 12:13 AM
thats hella **** and everythin...but i just dont get what u can do with 2 watts...plz xplain it to me

JimJ
03-16-2005, 12:17 AM
you'd be really surprised what it can do...

once I get this on the real speakers I'll be using, with at least 93dB/W, it'll be room-filling.

denim
03-16-2005, 02:21 AM
it is very pretty

req
03-16-2005, 07:58 AM
so 2 watts can get that loud? :uhoh:

strange.

m3rK201
03-16-2005, 12:05 PM
so 2 watts can get that loud? :uhoh:

strange.

2 watts can get very loud, look at sum audiophile horn setups..

PV Audio
03-16-2005, 04:06 PM
nyce. i'm thinkin about a tube amp...

JimJ
03-16-2005, 06:36 PM
Well, talk to me if you have any questions or concerns :)

PV Audio
03-16-2005, 09:04 PM
lol should i get it?

JimJ
03-16-2005, 09:07 PM
That would depend on what "it" is :D

And what you're looking to do with "it"...

If you're unsure, wait a month or two, if I don't go monoblocks I'll have this one up for sale.

req
03-16-2005, 10:36 PM
2 watts can get very loud, look at sum audiophile horn setups..

you make it sound like id actually be able to listen to one... like they are readily available around here :(

no, i think ill pass. thats just another thing that ill want to splurge my money on. :crying:

PV Audio
03-17-2005, 04:28 PM
are we speaking of compression horns? planar speakers (retarded) use much less wattage than regular drivers.

flag316
03-18-2005, 01:39 PM
very nice amp, jack frost. :thumbsup: