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Thread Starter 

Hey guys. I'm thinking of building the millet hybrid or the starving student tube amp. I can find places that have parts list and directions, but i just can't find where the PCB boards for these are being sold. Does anyone know where i could find one?

Also, should i buy a case or attempt to use a metal box lying around.

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 8

I believe beezar.com is the only distributor of the PCB's.

 

http://beezar.com/oscommerce2/catalog/index.php?cPath=25

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Thanks. Decided to try P2P since it seemed simple enough. I have another question though. Would any 7 pin tube socket work for the starving student? The parts list says SKT 7 M1, and i'm not sure what the M1 means. Also, what tubes should i use? Would the 19J6 be a good start?

post #4 of 8

No more PCB's are available.

 

Unless you find some 19J6 sitting around, your going to need to go 9 pin and 17EW8 or similar.

 

This is the schematic for the 9 pin version.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/319231/millett-starving-student-hybrid-amp/4950#post_6459299

 

The only real substitution from the original parts list (besides any of the optional stuff.) is the 390omh resistors in R2 & R8.

 

This is the current parts list I have on order for mine.  I subbed 63volts 470uF 20% general caps for the audio ones suggested because they were back orderd.  Not saying it's all correct, but I had a hell of a time figuring out what I needed and what I didn't from the 370 page thread :)

 

http://www.evilmonkeymedia.com/dl/SSamp.htm

post #5 of 8
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hmm thanks for the info. I've seen 19J6 tubes on sale at ebay though. Are those legit?

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hmm thanks for the info. I've seen 19J6 tubes on sale at ebay though. Are those legit?



I'm sure they are. There's nothing special about the 19J6, though - the only reason Pete Millett used them in his original design is because at the time they were dirt cheap and plentiful (~$2 apiece). Now, since you're doing P2P anyway, you may as well swap out a few parts for the 12AU7, 17EW8, or 12SR7 versions.

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Thread Starter 

Ah I see. Then for those 12AU7 tubes, what kind of a socket do you need? Sorry I'm a novice at this DIY stuff. Think i can figure out the schematics though

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Ah I see. Then for those 12AU7 tubes, what kind of a socket do you need? Sorry I'm a novice at this DIY stuff. Think i can figure out the schematics though


Yes, the 12AU7 has nine pins, so requires a nine pin socket (aka noval). You'd likely want a chassis mount socket, not PCB mount.

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