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post #166 of 181
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Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
No laughing from me. Although I can understand your choice of the K1000 in the end.

What price are you thinking of for the TR-2?

Its also possible that you might be able to sell it back to TakeT.
I didn't know I could return the TR2, I will send them a message to confirm with them. by the way it is unbalanced. I am hoping to get 375usd + shipping, or trade it in with an IEM ( SE530, IE8, Triple.fi or, Westone3 )
post #167 of 181
I don't know if you will be able to. I'm just saying it might be an option, if you do you wont get back what you paid.
post #168 of 181

I realise this is an old thread being resurrected but even after reading some of the other recent threads about amplifying the Taket H2 i'm not sure if anyone actually ever built a dedicated amplifierblink.gif

 

I have discovered there is a small company in Italy that manufacture two models dedicated for the H2. One is an integrated and the other is a two frame version.  I think they start at a power output of 5 watt per channel approx and can be purchased either ready built or as a kit.  Does anyone happen to know much about them?

 

http://www.megahertzaudio.it/Amp_X_Cuffie_taket.htm

 

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post #169 of 181

I really can't see how a SET amp using an EL34 will have enough power for the H2.  5W seams about right but that's reaching quite high in terms of distortion. 

post #170 of 181

Yes claims 5 Watts 200 volts at 5000 Ohms, but no distortion figures

frequency response stated is not really that impressive

The basic circuit layout is published but not the part driving the headphones

Isnt the e88c/el34 a very basic type of design? 

Price is 1200 Euro which seems a bit steep, more if you want better parts or more facilities

It has no volume control so need a preamp/passive preamp or volume controlled source 

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post #171 of 181

This is just about as simple as amps get.  The only difference is the output which is clearly a 4.5K:5K transformer and not an 8ohm one. 

post #172 of 181

Simple amps doesn't mean bad. I'm driving my H2+ using a DIY SET (Tetrode) 2x6W with great success. Pretty simple circuit, 8 ohms out so I'm using the TR2 between H2+ and the amp.

 

There is a review of the amp here: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/NorwegianWood.htm

 

 

TakeT H2+ and MAE SET-1

post #173 of 181

Thanks Morten but the the other amplifier from Megahertz only has an XLR output for the Taket only it does not drive speakers as Spritzer says a 5k transformer and has no speaker bindng posts 

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Originally Posted by mteinum View Post

Simple amps doesn't mean bad. I'm driving my H2+ using a DIY SET (Tetrode) 2x6W with great success. Pretty simple circuit, 8 ohms out so I'm using the TR2 between H2+ and the amp.

 

There is a review of the amp here: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/NorwegianWood.htm

 

 

TakeT H2+ and MAE SET-1

post #174 of 181

The Taket site has this option for the H2

 

http://www.taket.jp/h2/tubeamp.html

 

Also:-

 

post #175 of 181

Thanks

As far as i'm aware Byon do not exist any longer so Alio not an option 

 

Your link is from the old site and instructions for modifying the kit are no longer there, at least I cant find them! http://www.taket.biz/

No ref either to the elkit amplifier.  I think these are still available but Japanese voltage only.

 

Now offering the TR2 only as a solution

 

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Originally Posted by wink View Post

The Taket site has this option for the H2

 

http://www.taket.jp/h2/tubeamp.html

 

Also:-

 

post #176 of 181
post #177 of 181

These amps all follow the same line, either otl or transformer coupled output off low power SET stages.  Kevin did design a variant of the KGSS to drive the TakeT but I doubt any have been built. 

 

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Originally Posted by mteinum View Post

Simple amps doesn't mean bad. I'm driving my H2+ using a DIY SET (Tetrode) 2x6W with great success. Pretty simple circuit, 8 ohms out so I'm using the TR2 between H2+ and the amp.

 

There is a review of the amp here: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/NorwegianWood.htm

 

 

 

 

Simple isn't bad but we aren't talking about a Firstwatt F5 here (very simple SS amp) but SET's driven quite hard so lots and lots of distortion. 

 

Funny to see those cheap Hammond transformers. 

post #178 of 181

Have to agree here simple designs and high quality components and properly designed like all Nelson Pass deliver the goods in spades

 

Just dont get the other design, 1200 euro seems very steep indeed.  Perhaps its an Italian thing, overtones of Rudistor perhaps wink.gif

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post
Simple isn't bad but we aren't talking about a Firstwatt F5 here (very simple SS amp) but SET's driven quite hard so lots and lots of distortion. 

 

Funny to see those cheap Hammond transformers. 


Edited by complin - 8/20/12 at 11:33am
post #179 of 181

I would love to get into DIY but just don't know where to start!

I've looked around to get some training but cant find any colleges within 100 miles who offer anything suitable

I guess electrical stuff just does not get repaired much these days with all the cheap production out of China.  Even then its swap out components rather than repair

 

Perhaps we could persuade Kevin to provide a course for all us prospective DIY'ers on You Tube o2smile.gif  

 

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

Kevin did design a variant of the KGSS to drive the TakeT but I doubt any have been built. 

 


Edited by complin - 8/20/12 at 11:50am
post #180 of 181

Just buy a Cmoy kit off ebay and assemble it.  Then something with a wall wart and then move up to something with a mains input.  The really hard part is troubleshooting when something goes wrong though. 

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