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Millett "Starving Student" hybrid amp

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  1. n_maher Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manaox2 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Now that this is the second bombshell in less then two weeks, CanJam sounds like its going to be the blast.



    Indeed, I'm sure it will be. [​IMG]
     
  2. pabbi1 Contributor
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    Originally Posted by n_maher /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Well jazz, if you're not too starving Pete and I have been working on something a little bigger for the past couple of months.
    It's not a hybrid, in fact it's all tubes and it's not for the feint of heart or wallet. [​IMG]

    Anyone who wants to see or listen to it should swing by CanJam table 13. I'll be publishing the design when I get back and can polish the documents.




    Are you talkin' 'bout this?
     
  3. n_maher Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pabbi1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Are you talkin' 'bout this?



    Nope, that's a commercial design, the one I'm talking about is DIY. [​IMG]

    Just to be a wicked tease, here are a couple pictures of the project I lovingly call, The Menace.

    The Power Supply (~50lbs of tube rectified goodness)
    [​IMG]

    The Amplification Section (6SN7 input, [2] 6AS7/6080/5998/7236/6528 output)
    [​IMG]

    I fired it up for the first time two nights ago, redid a bunch of the ground wiring last night and got about an hour with it before packing it up and shipping it to Florida this morning.
     
  4. bhjazz Contributor
    Wicked tease? I have another name for you, but it would likely get covered in asterisks!

    It's a beauty, Nate. Very high drool factor in so many ways. I'm sorry I won't be able to hear it first hand.

    Guess I'll just...get back to...being a Starving Student!

    Pete, I'm sticking to the starving theme as much as possible. I need to order some caps from Handmade and Soniccraft for another project, but I promise not to drop more than a dollar or so towards caps for the SS! (Handmade does have a closeout page so I'll have to dig through it for SS-worthy components.) [​IMG]
     
  5. JadeEast
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by n_maher /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    [​IMG]



    All that iron makes me wonder how they ever coined the term solid state.
     
  6. pabbi1 Contributor
    Damnit nate, at least you could start a new thread - 'Wicked Tease'...

    Estimate on BOM cost?

    BTW, me hate you long time. :)
     
  7. n_maher Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pabbi1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Damnit nate, at least you could start a new thread - 'Wicked Tease'...



    I'll do that this weekend at some point and sketch out the basic details. I have schematics but I'd like to polish them up a bit before releasing them to the public.

    Quote:

    Estimate on BOM cost?



    I refuse to keep track of things like that, lest my wife some day discover how much this stuff actually costs! [​IMG] Also, there's no reason that you'd have to use the power supply design that I did, you could save an awful lot of $$ doing a SS power supply. And I had a specific goal when I started this project that precluded using anything solid state.

    Quote:

    BTW, me hate you long time. :)



    Aw come on, where's the love!
     
  8. holland
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  9. pabbi1 Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by n_maher /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I'll do that this weekend at some point and sketch out the basic details. I have schematics but I'd like to polish them up a bit before releasing them to the public.

    I refuse to keep track of things like that, lest my wife some day discover how much this stuff actually costs! [​IMG] Also, there's no reason that you'd have to use the power supply design that I did, you could save an awful lot of $$ doing a SS power supply. And I had a specific goal when I started this project that precluded using anything solid state.


    Aw come on, where's the love!




    You know you MY man - but, needs me some BALANCE(d). [​IMG]
     
  10. n_maher Contributor
    Before we derail this thread entirely, let's move the Menace discussion here.
     
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  12. holland
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  13. n_maher Contributor
    Guys, there are still a ton of these power supplies on Ebay. Try searching using the string "34-1977" which is a part of the part number and I'd bet you'll come up with a whole host of inexpensive options.
     
  14. holland
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  15. bperboy
    I got mine from a buy it now seller for 7.99... shipping was also 7.99, but it was still pretty cheap.
     
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