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Best looking tube amp - Page 66post #976 of 163612/13/12 at 6:09pm
Head-Fi's Best Sellerspost #977 of 163612/29/12 at 9:17pmHmm, at last a cheap tube amplifier and I like how it looks: A small hybrid ELEKIT tube amp designed by CASE REAL - surprise, a design made by a designer not an engineer.post #978 of 163612/29/12 at 11:48pmpost #979 of 163612/30/12 at 9:52ampost #980 of 163612/30/12 at 10:12ampost #981 of 163612/31/12 at 12:14am
I have a moth nitelite, and that's not what it looks like. Very cool amp though, utilizes the rare 304TL tube. Moth too from the look of it.
I have developed an unhealthy fascination with the 833A tube. There are a few DIY amps that use it, and this ridiculously expensive Wavac unit:post #982 of 163612/31/12 at 3:59amQuote:
Sorry you can't appreciate the cost and value of making a beautiful amp in Japan.
Edited by parbaked - 12/31/12 at 5:24ampost #983 of 163612/31/12 at 5:40amYes, the wonderful world of Japan miniature hi-fi at two to ten times the price it's worth. I'll pass.
I also don't know what it's inside that thing, might a simple $10 chip amp with tacked on tube input stage. The chinese sell you that for $85, without the nice case.
Edit: actually, you don't even need to go chinese, here's a nice tube follower design, the same 10W as the japanese one, stick that into a case and you're good to go:
Edited by eugenius - 12/31/12 at 5:52ampost #984 of 163612/31/12 at 5:52amLucky for you lots of Chinese making cheap amps to satisfy your budget. Happy New Year from Japan!
By the way your Siliconray is from China.
Edited by parbaked - 12/31/12 at 6:09ampost #985 of 16361/1/13 at 11:28amAnd the components in that amp are all made in Japan using cherry blossom dust dielectric? Please ...
The amp remains very good looking, it's just not worth buying, unless you have a lot of money to blow on good looking objects and the price doesn't matter. I'd rather buy a painting by a local artist AND a good amplifier for that price.
Edited by eugenius - 1/1/13 at 11:32ampost #986 of 16361/1/13 at 5:13pmFortunately not everyone feels that way or we would only have cheap Chinese kit amps in similar boring boxes and this thread would not exist. All the beautiful, unique amps in this thread require expensive casework and the makers also need to make money. Your Centrance and Headroom amps work on similar margins and business principles. Lets get back to more sweet pics please!post #987 of 16361/1/13 at 8:46pm
It looks very beautiful!post #988 of 16361/1/13 at 9:00pmpost #989 of 16361/1/13 at 9:10pmpost #990 of 16361/2/13 at 11:13pmQuote:
I still want more info on the power supply; ability to mod/replace said supply and mods to amp as well...
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