my mouser total is only $18.35 (w/o shipping) although I already have a spst switch and the film caps, so maybe call it $21. I'm gonna find something free to use as the chassis. I got my PS for $8 shipped off ebay. And I'm still trying to decide where to get my tubes from. A switched jack and extra RCA outs will add maybe $5?
ya I looked in my yellow pages under electronics...you'd be suprised what you have around you. I found this place that has TONS of used, NOS, and new electronics stuff (power supplies, CRTs, canare starquad, heatshrink, rotary switches) including tubes. This one isn't the most organized place ever tho, so you might spend several hours going thru their tubes to find a pair. That's just the one by me tho, I would think most similar places are more organized
Originally Posted by holland
I bid on one the first day of the thread, with the contingency that if I win, I'll build this amp.
I did the same thing, luckily, no one bid above my 99 cents. I however AM a starving student
Just an FYI, I ordered 6 tubes from tubedepot last week, and he only had 4 in stock, so I took them. I got 4 different tubes, 3 similar, and the GE was quite a bit different.
In the second image I have the tubes facing the same direction according to their pins, but you can see how the getter is positioned way different on the GE compared to the other 3 tubes I got. It leaves the silver deposit on the front of the tube, compared the back on the other 3. I don't know how different these will sound from each other, but obviously they look different.
$17 for tubes? For how many? I think I bought 10 for a couple bucks more than that...
There are lots and lots of tube dealers out there and prices vary wildly, if you're paying more than a couple bucks a tube for this amp I don't think you're getting a particularly good deal.
And Germania, I'm not sure how it'll do as a preamp. It has a lot of gain (as noted earlier in the thread) which generally isn't what you want out of a preamp and you may have to work on your wiring and grounding scheme to get it really quiet.