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S-5-Electronics-K-16LS-kit-enclosure.jpg2284 viewsI'm running this stock apart from the Alps Blue volume pot which I upgraded after the original sprang a leak. I'm using quite a few components bought from: http://www.mafaudio.com/pro/propage.aspx.

There are seven LED's that light up the feet and fronts of the brushed aluminum transformer cases. The LED's are powered from a 12v mains transformer bought from Maplin in the UK. The VU meters also run from the extra transformer. The chassis is made from wood bought from the local yard. To cut the VU meter holes I used a 32mm Spade bit then used a file to open the hole up to just under 34mm. The main volume control area was drilled using a 50mm Forstner bit and the tone controls a 30mm Forstner bit. It's coated in about 5-6 coats of clear varnish and involved an awful amount of sanding.

There are more photos available in my photo library.

Luke Collings,
Wiltshire, UK
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K-12G-Tube-Ampleifier-Kit-UK.jpgK-12G Tube Amp Kit build from UK3119 viewsHi this is my new build of an S-5 Electronics K-12G tube amplifier. I'm really proud of it and hope it can inspire others.

Transformer covers, knobs, feet, phono plugs and other parts sourced from http://www.mafaudio.com/.
The main transformer case was scratched and they will send another free with my next order. I've found them very easy to deal with. The case is made of pine bought at the local merchants with a plywood top. I used only simple tools.

There are more photos available in my photo library.

Luke Collings
Wiltshire, UK
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S5-K16LS-Tube-Amp-Kit-Mahogany.jpgK-16LS Tube Amp Kit (16W)3669 viewsThe S-5 Electronics K-16LS tube amplifier kit built into a Mahogany case. The tube amp kit was built with all the mods outlined in the forums here at diyAudioProjects.com. The circuit board was built with components (except the tube sockets) on the bottom side so just the tubes would be exposed. The front driver tubes is lit red with LEDs.

Charlie Mooradian
USA
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K_16LS_Tube_Amp_Kit_with_PL_Preamp_Kit.jpgK-16LS Tube Amp Kit with PL Tube Preamp5423 viewsAfter months of looking I finally decided on the S-5 Electronics K-16LS stereo tube amplifier kit together with its sister PL tube preamplifier kit. The Stereo Integrated Tube Amplifier produces up to 16W and utilizes 5670 triode and 6005 pentode tubes. The PL tube preamp kit uses a 5670 triode tube.

I ditched the supplied wood board for a larger board to accommodate the preamp. Using my IPod and a set of Celestion floorstanders (90dB) I sat back to listen. WOW - seriously loud. Bass is fantastic, treble is sharp. Mid range seems to be missing a bit but after trying different tracks I am putting this down to poor quality source MP3 via the IPod. There is a reasonable amount of hum when you take the volume up but nothing annoying.

Next step is to attempt the mods for the K-12 kits.

David - UK
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Copper_Steampunk_K-12GTube_Amplifier_Kit.jpgCopper Steampunk K-12G Tube Amp Kit6977 viewsThis is a K-12G tube amplifier kit that I built into a steampunk-ish enclosure. Had a blast with this one, and I'm amazed at the amount of wonderful sound that this little tube amp kit puts out!

I'll be posting construction photos on my blog site if you're interested in taking a look: www.coppersteam.com

Mike Cochran
Key West, USA
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Copper_Steampunk_K-12GTube_Amplifier_Kit_2.jpgCopper Steampunk K-12G Tube Amp Kit - Rear5329 viewsThis is a K-12G tube amplifier kit that I built into a steampunk-ish enclosure. Had a blast with this one, and I'm amazed at the amount of wonderful sound that this little tube amp kit puts out!

I'll be posting construction photos on my blog site if you're interested in taking a look: www.coppersteam.com

Mike Cochran
Key West, USA
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Kit-Wine-Box.jpgK-12G Tube Amp Kit in a Wine Box4716 viewsA K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit built into a wooden wine box.

Thread: K12G In A Wine Box ..
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Kit-DIY-Enclosure.jpgK-12G Tube Amplifier Kit and DIY Enclosure3857 viewsForum member DisasterArea has put together a S-5 Electronics K-12G Vacuum Tube Amplifier Kit and built the kit into a fantastic looking enclosure using chassis parts from VT4C.

For more information about this tube amplifier build see this forum thread: First amp build: K-12G tube amp kit.
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Kit-finished-cmetzner~1.jpgFinished K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit4224 viewsA S-5 Electronics K-12G tube amplifier kit built into a diy enclosure. The small vacuum tube amplifier sounds terrific with high sensitivity 6" Audio Nirvana speakers.

For more information about these inexpensive tube amplifier kits see the S-5 Electronics DIY Tube Amplifier Kit reviews.
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K12G-Tube-Amplifier-Kit-Zach.jpgZach's K12G Tube Amplifier Kit4521 viewsFront and rear views of the K12G Tube Amplifier Kit put together by Zach.

For more information about these inexpensive tube amp kits, see the S-5 Electronics DIY Tube Amplifier Kits page.
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K12G-Tube-Amplifier-Kit-Inside-Zach.jpgUnderside of Zach's K12G Tube Amplifier Kit3934 viewsThis is an underside view of the K12G tube amplifier kit put together by Zach. You can see that Zach has tried some of the various modifications noted for this kit.

For more information about this tube amplifier kit and possible modifications see the S-5 Electronics DIY Tube Amplifier Kits page
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Nigel-K-12G-Tube-Amplifier-Kit-Build~1.jpgK-12G Tube Amplifier Kit Build4794 viewsNigel's build of a K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit.

For full details of Nigel's build, see his K-12G Tube Amp Kit Build thread.
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IMG_3234.JPGK-12G tube amplifier kit - finished5109 viewsBuilt the S-5 Electronics K-12G tube amplifier kit into an old Kenwood amplifier case. Finished product.
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IMG_3232.JPGK-12G tube amplifier kit build4555 viewsPhoto of a S-5 Electronics K-12G tube amplifier kit which has been built into an old Kenwood solid state amplifier case.
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1.jpgK-16LM 16W Mono Tube Amp Kit5086 viewsThis is the K-16LM mono 16W tube amplifier kit, with Russian PIO capacitors and carbon composite resistors. This Mono Integrated Tube Amplifier utilizes a 5670 triode and 6005 pentode tubes push-pull. It has been converted for use as a guitar amp.

Here are photographs of the guitar amplifier that was built with with tube amp kit.
DIY Guitar Amplifier - Inside
DIY Guitar Amplifier
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Top.jpgFinished K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit5097 viewsThis is Lofton's build of the S-5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit. Rather than use the supplied PCB, this build is done a turret board. Additional details and photographs for this build are available in the K-12G Tube Amp Kit Build Thoughts thread on the message forum.
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Rear.jpgK-12G Tube Amplifier Kit (rear view)4091 viewsRear view shot of Lofton's build of the S-5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit. More information and details about this build are available in the K-12G Tube Amp Kit Build Thoughts thread on the forum.
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K-12G-Tube-Amp-Kit-S5-Electronics.jpgS5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit5005 viewsA completed K-12G Tube Amplifier Kit by Jason Sartor from Temple Arizona. The kit uses 10GV8 tubes and is housed in a nice looking DIY enclosure.
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K-12-Tube-Amp-Kit-with-Enclosure.jpgK-12G Tube Amplifier Kit with "G" Series Case5251 viewsFinished build of a S5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amplifier kit by Rudi Slejkovec in Slovenia. The enclosure is a "G" series case which is also available from the manufacturer.
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S5-Electronics-K12G-Tube-Amp-Kit-Contents.jpgContents of S-5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amp Kit5460 viewsThese are the contents of the recent run (Feb 2009) of S-5 Electronics K-12G Tube Amplifier Kits. The power transformer supplied with the K-12G kit seems to be slightly larger than those which were supplied with the S-5 Electronics K-12M Tube Amplifier Kits.
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