Maxxximum CAPacity Crack
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40% (8)Fugly. I wouldn't stick that thing in my garage.
60% (12)[drooools] Caps....soooo.....big.....
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Ignoring the fuglyness of it, I would be concerned for the safety of passers-by due to the exposed power caps
On that note, I have built similarly constructed amps as proof of concept and evolving designs.
For the amount of effort you have put into modifying the casework Bottlehead has done why not just start from scratch? A "blank page" build could easily accommodate all the caps you want, with an aesthetically pleasing layout and much more attention given to safety.
With a blank page build you could even throw out the undersized transformer Bottlehead includes and buy a HUGE toroidal to run 2 output tubes instead of one. Maybe throw a smallish choke into the power supply because why not.
I'm about to build a S.E.X. as well. If you're interested, I'd be happy to share my modding plans. As you might imagine, I plan on swapping in a few choice caps, among other things!
Edited by amcananey - 8/28/13 at 4:07pm
There are 3 of us building the SEX together (1 kit each). I plan to make mine in stock form first to experience it prior to modding (I can't speak for gikigill's intentions), but I'd love to hear / see your modification plans!!
I dunno, I would say that mine is bigger in volume, but it may be close.
mine at 1000uf/1000v is much more suitable for audio use. Should
be great as ouput caps for an otl amp.
I did have some 10uf/50kv oil caps, but I threw them away when
I moved into my new office. lucky that no one makes xray supplies
that way any more.
as I remember I paid less than $10 each for mine, and they are Teflon and some kind of foil. So definitely mine are a better value.
if the 10uf caps are $750 each, you can guess the price of those.
Edited by kevin gilmore - 8/29/13 at 4:29am