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Vali 2 tube rolling

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by capt369, Jan 8, 2016.
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  1. Ripper2860
    Didn't read just saw the pic. You really need a TLDR section with a brief synopsis for us folks that value our time and have more important things to do than read your incessant ramblings.
     
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  2. Ripper2860
    You know that Bill posted that, right? Why would you assume any of that?
     
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  3. bcowen
    What you really mean is that I need a Ripper-only section with just pictures, right? :fearful:
     
  4. bcowen
    Because he's smart?

    :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
  5. Paladin79
    My assumptions are generally pretty accurate, there are certain
    Lol I tend to pick up on traits, and phrases.
     
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  6. bcowen
    ROFL!!
     
  7. Ripper2860
    Or maybe just kind to a fault. :p
     
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  8. Mr Trev
    Very nice. Any idea what it's made of?
    I'll have to drop the guy a line and see about getting a 6sn7 version - ideally about 1/2" shorter on the bottom half. Basically I'd want the 6sn7 diameter part to be just above the Vali case.

    I am liking the PCB based adapters that were sent along with the ECC40s too. They fit in the Vali much better that I expected - no worries about shorting on the casing, and they still stick up just high enough to get enough of a grip on the socket to remove the adapter. I'll probably get ones for my 12au7s and 5670s in the near future.
     
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  9. bcowen
    What the casing is made of? Not sure. It's similar in feel to a phenolic resin (like older octal tube bases), but that's about the best description I can offer. I haven't seen what the empty case looks like, but from the exterior construction it appears that either end could possibly be shortened by sawing it off with the proper tool. Perhaps @Deyan can offer some info to help out here.
     
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  10. Mr Trev
    That's cool. Just wondering if it was plastic, metal, bones of some near extinct animal… I'll definitely explain what I'm looking for when I get in touch.
     
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  11. wabe
    I wonder if they're 3D printed - I hope Deyan shows up to provide some info. It's really nice work.
     
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  12. bcowen
    Could very well be 3D printed. Didn't think of that possibility.

    Crap...now I'm looking at 3D printers on Amazon. Thanks heaps. :laughing:
     
  13. Deyan
    That particular one is from polycarbonate. It's no 3D printed it's turned down on a lathe. I hop this answers some questions.
     
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  14. bcowen
    That answers all the questions. So with lathe turning I assume you can alter the length dimensions pretty easily? Or do you just do standard sizes?

    Crap...now I'm looking at lathes on Amazon. :slight_smile: :smile:
     
  15. Deyan
    You can alter the sizes any way you like. But I do try and keep them more or less the same.
     
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