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So, what does it sound like... when droppedeek.gif confused.gif

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Mies van der Rohe style.

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Mies is all about exploding the box, the exact opposite of this actually! Maybe the guts exposed would be like Richard Rogers (the Pompidou Museum is an example)

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Mies is all about exploding the box, the exact opposite of this actually! Maybe the guts exposed would be like Richard Rogers (the Pompidou Museum is an example)

Looks Memphis to me....

 

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Mies is all about exploding the box, the exact opposite of this actually! Maybe the guts exposed would be like Richard Rogers (the Pompidou Museum is an example)

 

That's an interesting observation, far more advanced than what I had in mind ("less is more").

 

Rather "necessity is the mother of invention" (musical reference can't be avoided), in the spirit of simple functionalism.

 

Bought an amp kit for 50 bucks.

 

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Needed a case. Took my bike on a free weekend and visited five or six stores, finally found these at Ikea for 12 bucks.

 

 

Power in on the inside, power out on the outside.

 

 

Or, as some clever person coined the phrase: "Think outside the box".

 

 

More about this $70 amp here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/670746/the-bamboo-6n3p-tube-preamp

 

Oh, the Memphis Group was unknown to me (I'm too old) - apt comparison. Are you all architects/designers out there?

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Forgot to mention that this is a preamp without headphone output, I use it together with low voltage sources and a regular headphone amp.

Someone tried it as a headphone amp, apparently without much success:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626374/muse-tu-20-tube-amp-anyone-try-this-little-cutie#post_9348105
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Oh, the Memphis Group was unknown to me (I'm too old) - apt comparison. 

Memphis Group is early 1980s. You can't be that old! eek.gif

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That's funny,

I had the same reaction when I searched the Amp name and finding out the price.

They surely look nice though.

 

 

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Gaku On monoblocks. When i heard the price i was eek.gif

 

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Memphis Group is early 1980s. You can't be that old! eek.gif

 

Oh, I was in my mid twenties, but already my taste for style hade been thoroughly influenced by dada, Bauhaus, functionalism etc. Those were the days! Very little exciting seems to have surfaced since then...

 

Anyways, I hade some boxes left and realized I didn't like the perspex covers of my Indeed G3 amp, so there again a solution presented itself. This time I had to get a fretsaw and a 25 mm cylinder drill. Butchered the bottom of one box to make the top cover, and used one of the lids as a base. In there is also space for capacitors etc should I decide to beef the amp up.

 

Result is a decorative liitle piece, in the Egyptian inspired art deco style (with a hint of pagodas). Could be the top of a NY skyscraper.

 

 

 

The Indeed G3 is a fantastic little amp, with goood gain and power and a convincing sound stage. 5814 tube (ECC82) and mosfets, class A. Heartily recommended for all who likes to make a bargain.

post #1105 of 1239

Audio Research Reference 110.  Maybe not as pretty as some others, but it lives upstairs in my listening room.  And the sound is exceptional!

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I have always loved the clean look, almost industrial of the ARC gear.

 

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But this is such a classic tube look.  Thinking about replacing my preamp with this bad boy.

 

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arc looks cheap but well made (I bet their profit margin is like porsche's) and the cary would have been decent if not for the garish meters and the blinding leds
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My wife hates valve amps. Hates them. But for some reason, she thinks the gigantic ALO Audio Studio Six is nice looking. I think from the front it is very handsome. I'm not a fan of amp asses.

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arc looks cheap but well made (I bet their profit margin is like porsche's) and the cary would have been decent if not for the garish meters and the blinding leds

 

That is why Baskin Robbins has 33 flavors.

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