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post #16 of 111
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40Hz - yup same connectors.

post #17 of 111

how could the power supply possibly have that many lines in it?
 

post #18 of 111
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No idea, haven't open it up to have a look.

 

I just measure the power supply size, very approx. about 12 cm x 21 cm x 17 cm (incl. rubber feet etc but not incl. rectifier tube). Weight around 13 lb.

post #19 of 111
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

how could the power supply possibly have that many lines in it?
 

 

It doesn't - it has 10 lines, in fact.  That connector was used, I believe, because it is more or less a drop in replacement (chassis-hole size wise) for the previously used plastic version.  Even the plastic plug had / has room for more lines than are actually utilized.

post #20 of 111

That's really nice. Can power speakers too!

post #21 of 111

The whole powers speakers thing really does it for me but I haz too much leveraged in all other gears atm frown.gif  I need to get my ish together.

post #22 of 111
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For me I need an amp that can do occational speakers in small room as well as being good with headphone which EC 2A3 fit the bill.


Edited by SleepyOne - 10/12/12 at 6:34am
post #23 of 111
Hi SleepyOne, would you be so kind to send me your e-mail address please, cant send anything from my work through head fi emails, they block everything at my work:-((( Sorry for this.
post #24 of 111
Have you tried the amp with 45's? I would love to find on of these for sale!

Thanks,

Randy
post #25 of 111
Thread Starter 

I am using EML 45 solid plate with my amp at the moment but haven't tried any 2A3 yet. It drives my T1 well; it drove it better than my solid state Rudistor RPX33, giving it a full range phone feel with good mid bass pressence as well as going deeper in bass than the Rudi. Its main strength is good level of detail, speed, bass, 3D. Its over all presentation will depend on what driver tube is used. Currently I use mainly RCA blackplate Jan 6C8G (with good quality parts adapter) which seems very well balanced. Also the rectifier tube will has affect on the sound - I switch between Sevtek G34 and Philip Holland GZ34 double-D getters both have their strength, one gives a bit more ambience detail while the other has excellent power, bass and quieter. I don't have speakers yet so can't comment on that at the moment.

post #26 of 111
Thanks for the thoughts Sleepy; now I just need to find one that's available:rolleyes:!
post #27 of 111

Why does the power supply have a tube?

post #28 of 111
Thread Starter 

Rectifier tube, common in valve amp power supply design I think. No idea re: technical benefit, best ask knowledgeable DIY experts in HF.


Edited by SleepyOne - 2/25/13 at 8:37am
post #29 of 111
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post

Why does the power supply have a tube?

 

Because people won't buy a "tube" amp with a solid-state PS.  Matter of perception, but I wouldn't be surprised if this changed in the future. Seriously. I've asked Craig the same question. I've spoken to Craig and I know he would prefer an all SS PS. The rectifier tubes shouldn't matter that much, as in affect sound, in the EC amps.


Edited by purrin - 2/27/13 at 11:52am
post #30 of 111
So what's the difference between an ECBA setup for 2A3's and the 2A3 amp now? They have the same heater setup now....
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