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post #1411 of 1623
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

WE212e is "top shelf"...meaning you'd have to put the amp on the TOP SHELF of your rack! :D

If going down that path I'd look up Nomuro-san as well as he has the most experience.

GR finished our 'experimental' amp. The proto is in Greece for testing but not yet un-boxed. No idea how it works.

 

The next project may be this Spud - EML call it an OTA (one tube amp) - based on the EML 20B tube with Lundahl iron.

The 20B acts as driver and output tube like my 6CL6 Spud.

This Spud/OTA also uses Lundahl interstage transformers. 

It shouldn't be that pricey because very few parts - if one spares the fancy casework.

EML give away the schematics, but not the tubes or iron....

 

http://www.emissionlabs.com/datasheets/EML20B.htm

 

Seems you heard a lot of different glass over the years. Ever get a chance to hear the WE212e inside an amp? And will the studio be turning out another amp for you like the one in Greece? 

:popcorn:

Nomura-san would have me selling way too many things!

:dt880smile:

post #1412 of 1623
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Of late, been intrigued by the WE212e chat in the other thread...

WE212e is "top shelf"...meaning you'd have to put the amp on the TOP SHELF of your rack! :D

If going down that path I'd look up Nomuro-san as well as he has the most experience.

GR finished our 'experimental' amp. The proto is in Greece for testing but not yet un-boxed. No idea how it works.

 

The next project may be this Spud - EML call it an OTA (one tube amp) - based on the EML 20B tube with Lundahl iron.

The 20B acts as driver and output tube like my 6CL6 Spud.

This Spud/OTA also uses Lundahl interstage transformers. 

It shouldn't be that pricey because very few parts - if one spares the fancy casework.

EML give away the schematics, but not the tubes or iron....

 

http://www.emissionlabs.com/datasheets/EML20B.htm


The 20B is a great  idea but if EML goes belly up were do you get replacements ?

Then you have a box with $1500 in Lundahl transformers in it. I guess someone could buy a bunch of spares

at the get go.

post #1413 of 1623

That'd be some anxiety right there...

:ph34r:

post #1414 of 1623

I don't like the asymmetry of the rear supply tube.  Should have one on each side of the transformer and be push pull or perhaps one dedicated for each channel.

post #1415 of 1623
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Ever get a chance to hear the WE212e inside an amp?

 

Since this is a picture thread:

Those are KT-88  as driver tubes for an idea of the size of the 212e.

I'd never even heard of the 212e before it was mentioned in the Studio.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 And will the studio be turning out another amp for you like the one in Greece? 

Maybe...we thought it was back-burnered but a box showed up for Xmas.

If she passes the stringent Greek test and the spare chassis and iron are still around ...

post #1416 of 1623
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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

I don't like the asymmetry of the rear supply tube.  Should have one on each side of the transformer and be push pull or perhaps one dedicated for each channel.

 

this is why the 3rd tube is hidden behind the transfos.... ;)

post #1417 of 1623
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

 

Since this is a picture thread:

Those are KT-88  as driver tubes for an idea of the size of the 212e.

I'd never even heard of the 212e before it was mentioned in the Studio.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 And will the studio be turning out another amp for you like the one in Greece? 

Maybe...we thought it was back-burnered but a box showed up for Xmas.

If she passes the stringent Greek test and the spare chassis and iron are still around ...

 

I've always seen the BIG WE212 in pix for the Line Magnetic WE212e amp but never the tube by its code. Once the chat around it began recently in our thread, I became really intrigued...STILL AM! 

 

Yeah, once our brother (rosgr63) puts that amp thru its paces, we'll learn a whole lot more. :wink_face: 

Hmmm, I wonder if he's heard this glass. I'm almost certain that if anyone around here has, it could very well be him. I'd like to get some feedback on its sonic rendering.


Edited by Silent One - 2/16/15 at 2:17pm
post #1418 of 1623
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

 

Since this is a picture thread:

Those are KT-88  as driver tubes for an idea of the size of the 212e.

I'd never even heard of the 212e before it was mentioned in the Studio.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 And will the studio be turning out another amp for you like the one in Greece? 

Maybe...we thought it was back-burnered but a box showed up for Xmas.

If she passes the stringent Greek test and the spare chassis and iron are still around ...

 

I've always seen the BIG WE212 in pix for the Line Magnetic WE212e amp but never the tube by its code. Once the chat around it began recently in our thread, I became really intrigued...STILL AM! 

 

Yeah, once our brother (rosgr63) puts that amp thru its paces, we'll learn a whole lot more. :wink_face: 

Hmmm, I wonder if he's heard this glass. I'm almost certain that if anyone around here has, it could very well be him. I'd like to get some feedback on its sonic rendering.

The experimental amp is just a small OTL.  I don't think he ever had a amp with a WE212 that would be a speaker amp and he only uses headphones

post #1419 of 1623
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

The experimental amp is just a small OTL.  I don't think he ever had a amp with a WE212 that would be a speaker amp and he only uses headphones

Will still be interesting to get his views on the experimental. With Spring on the doorstep and Summer closing in fast, I'm considering moving a few pieces out da door to make room for a custom amp from you based on this bad boy (WE212e). I dig the sound of the HE-6 outta speaker amps from the taps! 

post #1420 of 1623
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Since this is a picture thread:

Those are KT-88  as driver tubes for an idea of the size of the 212e.

I'd never even heard of the 212e before it was mentioned in the Studio.

 

 

Maybe...we thought it was back-burnered but a box showed up for Xmas.

If she passes the stringent Greek test and the spare chassis and iron are still around ...

 

boy, I believe my complete portable tube amp could fit INSIDE one of those BIG WE212 ! :eek:

 

  

post #1421 of 1623

post #1422 of 1623

Small is beautiful so Woo Audio WA7 or Alo Pam Am would be my pick.

 

post #1423 of 1623
Then it has to be the WA7: a future design classic!
post #1424 of 1623
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Since this is a picture thread:

Those are KT-88  as driver tubes for an idea of the size of the 212e.

I'd never even heard of the 212e before it was mentioned in the Studio.

 

 

Maybe...we thought it was back-burnered but a box showed up for Xmas.

If she passes the stringent Greek test and the spare chassis and iron are still around ...

Is that a PSOne as a source? Nice!

post #1425 of 1623
Dynavox even used a PS1 as the basis for a high-end tube CD player (which sounds amazing - I heard one in Germany many years ago).



I only narrowly managed to defeat the "reach for wallet reflex". It sounds that good...
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