I'm a long time browser but infrequent poster.
I want to DIY a tube amp using tubes larger then sub mini.
I've already build a Bijou and Maple Tree Ear+ knockoff, both from scratch not kits.
Now I need another amp for the 2nd floor of the house.
I'd like it to be busier and more substantial looking to ordinary folks--larger tubes, transformer coupling, etc.
It must be DIY and use Octal tubes or pre Octal tubes not sub minis.
My budget is up to $1000
I typically listen to Grado's but may be getting HD 600s
What are your suggestions ?
I'm a ham operator with other DIY experience including 100+ Heathkits.
Edited by MN Ham Phones - 3/2/14 at 7:15pm