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post #61 of 3353
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

ianmedium,

Would you mind posting a photo of the cradle/frame that you constructed for the TU-05b. As I've noticed that the amplifier is quite easy to inadvertently knock over, which while not causing any immediate damage is quite disconcerting nevertheless! 

Thanks,

Andy.

Just taken three quick shots. Firstly please excuse the non-existant woodworking skills! Also, I have not punch sunk the nails yet or sanded the edges or given it a coat of varnish as to be honest I have been listening to to much music!

Now. The reason for the design is this. I listen in the main to music in my bedroom. I have a chair at the end of my bed and my bed has a flat wooden end piece so I constructed this to straddle that wood, sort of lock it in. Then I nailed and glued (all of this is just nailed and glued, I just wanted to knock something up quickly!) two lengths of wood which acts as the stabilizers for the amp.

You don't need anything too deep, this is more than enough to keep the amp stable. I then stuck table savers to the inside of these wooden cheeks ( the silicone things one puts under object so as not to scratch tables) I did this so as to hold the amp securely but at the same time make removing the amp easy and non damaging to the amp.

Then on the base where the amp sits I placed four cork table savers and then cut a piece of silicone mat, the type used for the tops of car dashboards so that you can hold your phone there safely. I found this essential in aiding damping of the amp.

My experimentation has shown that the sound is a little clearer when the amp is in the cradle but it is a really small amount, nothing to worry about!

I must admit these pictures have now shamed me into finishing this off properly and once again, please excuse the terrible construction quality. I have zero woodworking skills!







I am going to construct one for table use and I have a friend turning me some oak cones A'la Russ Andrews which I will glue onto the base to help isolation.

Oh, and the wood I believe is Poplar. The whole thing cost under CAD$10!
Edited by ianmedium - 1/22/13 at 7:48am
post #62 of 3353
As you can see, this is quite long, two reasons, one, it was off cuts of wood from my local store so I took what they had and two, the length for my application increases stability.
post #63 of 3353

Mr. Shikada followed up with that he is anticipating an April/May launch on the TUR-06. 

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Mr. Shikada followed up with that he is anticipating an April/May launch on the TUR-06. 

Oh great, that is not too far off especially considering he is a one man band!
post #65 of 3353

@ Ian:

 

Awesome solution! Looks pretty good, too. If you find the time, try sanding it a bit and finishing it with a nice dark wood stain. You could use the extra space in the back to store some cables or maybe your PFs when you aren't using them.

post #66 of 3353
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

@ Ian:

Awesome solution! Looks pretty good, too. If you find the time, try sanding it a bit and finishing it with a nice dark wood stain. You could use the extra space in the back to store some cables or maybe your PFs when you aren't using them.

Thanks MF, that is exactly what I am going to do. I will drive the nails in and cover with sealer then I think a nice walnut stain and a few coats of lacquer to give it a bit of gloss. I have also sourced a neater looking piece of silicone pad rather than that old bit of green stuff. This thread has now inspired me to get this done this week!
post #67 of 3353

This may need to change to an Analog Paper^2 Discussion and Appreciation Thread. 

 

I asked Shikada if I could have the first TUR-06 he makes smile.gif  That would be really neat. 

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You know, that is a really great idea! I love the thought of you having number one in the line! I love having number 10! I had no idea what I would end up with.
Andy, did you go for the upgrades? I love the upgraded stepped pot on mine.
post #69 of 3353
ianmedium

Yes sir, I opted for upgraded everything and will post some internal photo's of the amplifier tomorrow and we can compare the components.

Does this make me a thermionic geek?!? wink_face.gif

Andy.
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

You know, that is a really great idea! I love the thought of you having number one in the line! I love having number 10! I had no idea what I would end up with.
Andy, did you go for the upgrades? I love the upgraded stepped pot on mine.

Edited by smial1966 - 1/22/13 at 12:59pm
post #70 of 3353
We should be identical then on the internal, especially if you have the gain selector. How are you finding the Mullards? I have to wait for mine to come from the UK!

I think this amp is turning us both into Thermionic geeks! biggrin.gif
post #71 of 3353
Thanks so much Rudi for changing the name of the thread and thank you again for introducing me to this wonderful company!
post #72 of 3353
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

This may need to change to an Analog Paper^2 Discussion and Appreciation Thread. 

I asked Shikada if I could have the first TUR-06 he makes smile.gif
  That would be really neat. 

Thank you for Your and Ian sugestion
I have already change The thread james follow Your suggestion
I Hope all Happy With Analog Paper product
Please Share Your impression about TUR - 06 Here
post #73 of 3353

Time to start saving those pennies.  Thanks to one and all for getting all the information you did on the release.  Much appreciated.

post #74 of 3353
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Thank you for Your and Ian sugestion
I have already change The thread james follow Your suggestion
I Hope all Happy With Analog Paper product
Please Share Your impression about TUR - 06 Here

Thanks much for changing the name - though I got it confused. It should be Analog^2 Paper...

I anticipate this thread will be filled with this budding company's fantastic offerings. Can't wait to see what the future holds.
post #75 of 3353

Yeah, it's the Analog that's squared not the Paper.

 

That would be too obvious.

 

: P

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