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Vacuum Tube (Valve) Audio Projects


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DIY Vacuum Tube (valve) Projects such as Tube Amplifiers and Tube Preamplifiers.

226 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2014
Album viewed 20 times

Speaker and Subwoofer Projects


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A photo gallery to show off your DIY Loudspeaker and Subwoofer projects and kits.

134 files, last one added on May 27, 2013
Album viewed 22 times

Chipamp, Gainclone, T-Amp and Opamp Projects


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DIY audio projects that are based around a single integrated semiconductor chip or an opamp like Gainclone, Chipamp or T-Amp projects.

71 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2013
Album viewed 11 times

Solid State Audio Projects


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DIY Audio Projects that are based around discrete (solid state) components, such as transistors, MOSFETS, J-FETS ...

56 files, last one added on Jul 04, 2013
Album viewed 11 times

Audio Cable Projects


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DIY Audio Cable Projects - Interconnect (RCA) Cables, Speaker Cables and Power (mains) Cables.

11 files, last one added on May 19, 2009
Album viewed 5 times

Other DIY Audio Projects


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Photographs of DIY Audio Projects that do not fall into any of the previous categories such as DIY turntables, power supplies, pictures of your listening room setup ....

19 files, last one added on Jun 16, 2013
Album viewed 15 times

S-5 Electronics Tube Amplifier Kits


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A photo gallery of the various inexpensive Tube Amplifier Kits from S-5 Electronics that have been built by DIYers. The kits include the K-8LS, K-12, K-16 and the similar K-502.

51 files, last one added on Sep 03, 2013
Album viewed 11 times

Commercial Hi-Fi Audio


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Photos of Commercial Hi-Fi Audio Gear, Components and Products.

33 files, last one added on May 15, 2012
Album viewed 5 times

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601 files in 8 albums and 1 categories with 5 comments viewed 2,308,070 times

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DIY-2SK1058-Class-A-Amp-Day.JPGSingle Ended Class-A Amplifier using 2SK1058 Mosfet5811 viewsOutside view of Sergiy's amplifier build. For more information, see the DIY Class-A Single-Ended 2SK1058 Mosfet Amplifier Project page.
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Finished.JPG"not another chip amp" - Enclosure2380 viewsThis is where most new amps end up for a few weeks burn in, sitting atop the NAD C542. This is my latest chip amp which I promised I would never build. I started and completed the amp in one day. The amp modules had been built a some time before so most of the hard work was marking and drilling then assembly. On start-up it had a bad hum which I have managed to reduce to a low level. See the other image ("not another chip amp") for the inside shot. This amp feels like it has the power to deliver big time and it certainly sounds nice enough. Will I make another chip amp? Stay tuned.
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1_phono_pre.jpgKit form Phono Preamp5652 viewsPaul's rendition of the MM Phono Preamplifier Kit is both neat and very serious looking. The small instrument case matches a 12AX7 Valve Amplifier of mine that Paul is now using. Paul, like me is very pleased with the sonic qualities of this inexpensive phono preamp kit. He did note it took a day or two to sell to a smoother sound.
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LePacific-MC-PrePre.jpgLe Pacific MC pre preamp1779 viewsHere is one of three Le Pacific MC pre preamp builds. All the construction is on veroboard (strip board). These builds have been tested with a two different cartridges with an output of 0.35mV and all work extremely well. The J-FETs are 2SK170 BL which are matched. The output capacitors are Russian mililtary PIO. The case colour is Sungold the same used on Paris. All phono preamp builds are battery powered.

Mark - retro-thermionic

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6DJ8-6AS7-OTL-HP-Amp-Sanguine.jpgSanguine - 6AS7 OTL Headphone Amplifier158 viewsThe power supply and amp section are on two die-cast Al bases. A Sophia Mesh Plate Princess 274B rec. tube does the rectification. The PS has its own power filter to reduce EMI\RFI and the mains cable is choked. The power transformer is Hammond and the 20H choke is Hammond also and these are both isolated from the chassis by rubber grommets to control vibration. The 6AS7 power tube is NOS Winged "C" Svetlana and a NOS Tesla E88CC gold pin for the driver and is directly coupled. XLRs connect the HT and AC filament current to the amp section. A single 6.5mm input upfront with dual headphone output. Attenuation is provided by an Alps Blue Velvet pot. Both enclosures are dampened with bituminous Al foil and the paint is Epoxy Enamel. The attenuator knob is 4 ounces of solid brass.

The Sophia Mesh Plate 274B rec. tube and a 4uf PIO Russian filter cap start the filtering network with seven stages of filtering and storage in all. There is no PCBs or shielded wire used in this amp to dull the sound. Wiring is all point-2-point and component-2-componet. Fine silver plated wire warp wire carries all the audio. The only caps in the amp are the output caps. WBT silver solder is used throughout.
Feb 10, 2014
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6EM7-SE-Amp.jpgSE 6EM7 Power Amplifier369 viewsYet another 6EM7 power amplifier. This time some parts were down graded and a different internal layout technique was used. The power transformer and choke are isolated top and bottom by rubber grommets. This ensures no AC vibration reaches the tubes. The initial power supply filtering is preceded with a on-board power filter, a 20uF/450V electrolytic capacitor and a 20H/100mA Hammond choke. The HT is supplied by a Hammond power transformer and Sovtek 5Y3 rectifier tube. The second stage of filtering is 47uF and 100uF electrolytic with a large limiting resistor ensure the amp is totally free from of hum and noise. All power supply capacitors are snubbed.

This amp sounds better than the last and I think it may be the Sylvania NOS 6EM7 tubes. Sprague orange drops are used in the inter-stage coupling and once more large non-polarized capacitors for the bypass on the power tubes. For the first time I have used Chinese made H&K 15W audio output transformers, can't fault them. The look of the amp is almost under-stated "sexy" and the sound the same - sexy and natural.

Mark Houston – retro-thermionic
Nov 13, 2013
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TDA7294-chipamp-6N3-tube-input.jpgTDA7294 Chip Amplifer with 6N3 Tube input432 viewsFrom a $48 printed circuit board and a bag of parts (eBay) I fashioned this very functional looking 80W amplifier. The parts include a 6N3 valve (preamp stage), two TDA7294 high performance power chips and all the parts required to populate the circuit board. You have to source the chassis, heatsinks and connectors yourself and that's where the expense starts.

The amplifier has been constructed in attractive charcoal black 2U 19" rack enclosure. Three sets of switchable RCAs on the back and 4 oz volume knob and Alps pot to control loudness. Speaker protection is included on the PCB and there is a delay (anti-thump) complete with flashing LED before the amp is ready for use. Very clean sound, holographic presentation.

For more details and impressions see the Chips and Tube - 6N3 and TDA7294 integrated amp thread.

Mark Houston – retro-thermionic
Oct 23, 2013
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6EM7-Tube-Power-Amp-Arabella.jpgArabell - 6EM7 Tube Power Amp609 viewsInspired by a beautiful Acacia, heavy, chopping board I fashioned this excellent sounding single-ended 6EM7 tube power amp (Arabella). To hide wiring a shallow aluminum skirt is tucked up underneath. Smaller components also reside here. Larger power supply caps are housed in a “trunk” at the back where the RCAs and gold plated speaker binding posts are also located. Tubes are Dutch made AWA NOS and Sovtek 5Y3. A large Hammond power transformer (370EX) and Hammond 20H 100mA choke (193C) grace the gorgeous wooden top plate. Edcor GXSE (GXSE10-6-5K) audio output transformers stand proud and blue to give this build a striking look and super clean pure sound. I love the amp for its looks and sound, all 2.5W of it.

Mark Houston – retro-thermionic
Sep 03, 2013


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