It took four weeks before mine shipped from Edcor, which is a very typical turn-around time for them.
Edited by HiGHFLYiN9 - 4/15/11 at 12:21pm
I think it took about 3 weeks for me to get my transformers.
A large reason I decided to build this amp is because I have a set of bookshelf speakers I use at my computer (where my headphone system is located) and the amp I was using before was some cheap Chinese 150W speaker amp. With that amp I couldn't really adjust the volume at all or it'd blast my head off, so I ended up having to use windows volume control at like 10%. Very annoying. This amp puts out something like 3W I believe and it is just perfect for me. It can drive the bookshelves louder than I need and I get tons of play on the knob. Sounds good too. :)
Mine is done. I'll get some more pictures posted - i have some in my profile. I truthfully have not spent much time with it since I bought the HE-6s. They are a little demanding, but I'll try to get some impressions on the amp written up as well.
Good work on yours Wotts, I'm surprised you fit the ceramic tube sockets in there so well, congrats! :)
I'm finally all done! Here's a few pics:
Tubes seem to be tough to find, most of the tube suppliers only have one or two 13EM7s sitting in their inventory; it's hard to find two of the same type with the exception of Raytheons and GEs.
Full build details and pics are available here: http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2011/02/starting-pete-milletts-jonokuchi.html
Wow! That looks amazing! May I ask where the case came from? I read the blog, didn't notice that on the first pass through.
I don't recall where I got my tubes from, but they are Westinghouse. Maybe a rebrand? I bought a second pair on ebay. Those are RCA. As for the sockets, I had to ream out the top plate to make them fit. They still rise out of the case about 1/4".