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For anyone wanting to get the black plates:  if the mountain doesn't want to come to Moses then I guess Moses'll just have to do so walking and go to the mountain.

Check out these guys, you can send in your own designs, pay and they'll send everything to you.  Very reasonable pricing, too.  Just takes some effort to design the original files.

www.cam-expert.com (USA, never used them but said to be good)

http://www.frontpanelexpress.com ( mainly USA, design software)

http://www.schaeffer-ag.de/en/ (one stop solution in Europe, from front plates to entire cases, excellent work)

I'm trying to get my head around the model 9 3/4 and understand what it is that I'm seeing, exactly, and what are the benefits of splitting up stuff in 2 discrete units.  
Maybe the second case is housing the transformer like my amp has? And so minimizing interference of the power supply into the signal?
Or it could be a real dual mono design like the Gorgeous Woo Audio WA234 mono
Edited by hifimanrookie - 5/10/14 at 4:35pm
post #2297 of 3713

Unfortunately selling this superb amp if anyone is interested. 2013 version, EU preferable.


 

Requires repairs, at least a new capacitor on the left side. Quotations for repair are expensive, and in some cases I can't even afford them (one asked for the same amount i paid for the whole amp!)


 

I'll listen to most offers, PM me--not putting it up anywhere else to give 339 bros priority.

post #2298 of 3713

Received my TungSol 5998s, but still no 339 to use them with :(. Hoping it shows up this week...

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About the Glenn amps:  I realise he's a member here and even found a thread but is there a site which lists the models available and pricing?

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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

About the Glenn amps:  I realise he's a member here and even found a thread but is there a site which lists the models available and pricing?

 

no, just send him a PM. Basically there are three 300B amps (mono blocks, 300B like min and the super version with Luhndahls) And then there are 2 or 3 OTL version but he normally only makes the standard OTL version. however if you want something special you can check that with him and he'll probably make it but it will no doubt be more expensive. (he's not that expensive though)

 

This is my 300B

 

 

 

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Thanks, that looks gorgeous, very clean design!  I'll do some more research about the 300B's,  first have to explain to my better half that I just purchased a small vintage receiver for my HE-6.  A Pioneer SX-1980 weighing 35 kg, the monster puts out 270 WPC from the speaker taps but never mind that, I'll only use its headphone out to power my HE-6.  Guys like Skylab are really big fans about that pairing so I'm looking forward to trying her out.

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I've been wanting to get one as well, but I wouldn't know where to find a restored version from someone I can trust.

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It's a gamble...I found mine on ebay, purchased from a Polish collector of vintage receivers, he took pains in posting high-res pictures of every single small blemish.  That's the sort of guy I prefer to the 'excellent condition' types.  And he's trimming down his collection, sold a couple other vintage receivers a few weeks back.  Only drawback (but also partially the reason why I was the only bidder and got it at a good price I suspect) is that the original owner was in the US military and it's the 120V version so I'll have to use a transfo.  Supposed to be fully revised but we'll see.  My big fear would be a failing component that turns out to be unobtanium, as long as it's a matter of swapping out caps etc that's doable.

 

In the US these fetch crazy prices and shipping + duty and VAT make it an almost impossible proposition.  I'll keep you posted, it'll go to my house in Ostend and normally I'll be posted back to Europe from late summer on so if you want to come check it out I'm sure we can arrange something!

post #2304 of 3713

Belgian mini meet!

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Belgian mini meet!

I'm voting for!  Perhaps we can drag hifimanrookie over from the Netherlands...from this summer on I'll finally have time.  If I don't see any more airports for the next 5 years I won't shed a tear....98K air miles so far...this year.

 

Music, gear porn, trappist beers, scotch....and some BBQ.

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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

I'm voting for!  Perhaps we can drag hifimanrookie over from the Netherlands...from this summer on I'll finally have time.  If I don't see any more airports for the next 5 years I won't shed a tear....98K air miles so far...this year.

Music, gear porn, trappist beers, scotch....and some BBQ.
Yep..count me in as long its not to far into belgium (dutch speaking part)
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I won't have time this summer :biggrin:

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What do you guys recommend to accompany the Tung Sol/Chatham 5998's?

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I'm perpetually confused about which tubes the 339 takes...but my personal favourites with the 337 are the TS 6SJ7 mesh plates (very refined and detailed to my ears) and the RCA 5693 'reds' which are a bit warmer and earthier but sound very nice indeed.  I own some other 6SJ7 too but for me, the ones I mentioned are the cream of the crop.

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You should get the ef80 or ef800 adapter. And then try some mullards or telefunken
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