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post #976 of 1201

700

NITELITE
15e radar tube variable intensity night light.

post #977 of 1201
Hmm, 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. smily_headphones1.gif











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Edited by FLACvest - 2/27/14 at 12:20pm
post #979 of 1201
I retract my previous statement. It seems you pay 4-500$ more than it's worth it for the nice case. No way that's worth 850$.
post #980 of 1201

Neuhaus Laboratories T-2 integrated amplifier w/ an hp out.

 

1000

post #981 of 1201
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Originally Posted by LiuTim View Post

700

NITELITE
15e radar tube variable intensity night light.

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 1201
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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post

I retract my previous statement. It seems you pay 4-500$ more than it's worth it for the nice case. No way that's worth 850$.

Sorry you can't appreciate the cost and value of making a beautiful amp in Japan.
Edited by parbaked - 12/31/12 at 5:24am
post #983 of 1201
Yes, the wonderful world of Japan miniature hi-fi at two to ten times the price it's worth. I'll pass. smily_headphones1.gif

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:
http://www.siliconray.com/tube-6n8p-mosfet-hybrid-hifi-audio-amplifier.html
Edited by eugenius - 12/31/12 at 5:52am
post #984 of 1201
Lucky 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 6:09am
post #985 of 1201
And the components in that amp are all made in Japan using cherry blossom dust dielectric? Please ... smily_headphones1.gif

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 11:32am
post #986 of 1201
Fortunately 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 1201

It looks very beautiful!

 

 

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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post

Hmm, 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. smily_headphones1.gif





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I'm pretty interested in the WA7. I love the look and it could be a mean desktop amp.

post #990 of 1201
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'm pretty interested in the WA7. I love the look and it could be a mean desktop amp.

 

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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You up for a group buy?

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