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#91100 - 04/20/05 12:01 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Koiman, after my next round of trials, I will build one of those fire bottle preamps! I think the combination of a good tube preamp and the T-Amp will be absolute music magic.

The garage is the only place in the house I'm allowed to smoke my pipe, so I'm spending some quality time at my garage desk, where the new T Amp, and the rest of the garage set up is located. Got the jazz going, Loreena McKennett's 'Elemental,' Tony,Frank and Dean, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Jewkes ... UNBELIEVABLE!

I can't get over how good this wee amp sounds. It is fantastic!


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#91101 - 04/23/05 09:16 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Well, I got mine today, and I'll tell ya' this is pretty amazing.
I don't know what tube amps sound like, but I can certainly tell you that this does not sound like $40.


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#91102 - 04/23/05 09:35 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Well, since you paid about $40, it does sound like 40. Makes you think twice about spending more, don't it?

(I'm still waiting for my brother's amp to arrive.)
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#91103 - 04/23/05 09:38 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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But if it's $40, how can it possibly compare to the $2000 amps out there? It must be inferior by logic in other active threads around here...

Oops, I really shouldn't do this... <evil grin>
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#91104 - 04/23/05 09:55 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Nice, you made your brother buy one instead of kicking yourself?
The least you can do is buy the batteries!


How about this;
It dosen't sound like anything audio-related I've ever spent $40 on.
Wait, I've never spent (just) $40 on anything audio.
Ummm,
Where do we get in line for the torches and pitchforks before we storm the Audio Castles?
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#91105 - 04/24/05 12:25 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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It's amazing, isn't it? What speakers are you running with your T-Amp, seabear? BTW, if you want to unleash the T Amp's music potential, get a good power converter (minimum 3 amps, maximum 14 volts) and enjoy! The AA batteries don't have enough in them to really get the thing singing.

I'm thinking of doing a project amp based on the T Amp. The project will involve:

1. Building a copper lined wood cabinet
2. Alps attenuator
3. V cap capacitors
4. Decent non-ferrous speaker terminal
5. RCA input panel

I don't think I could get away with bringing a Sears DieHard into the house, so a nice AC/DC power converter.

I have my eye on a beautiful cigar humidor which has been lying around. Could be fun!


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#91106 - 04/24/05 03:53 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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I pulled my M2i's down from on top of the audio shelf and plugged them in. They sound amazing. First thing my fiance said was "You gotta be sh****n' me."
I also rooted around in an old electrical orphan drawer and found a power supply that had a plug that fits, and was using that last night. I'll have to check and see to make sure that it is not too much juice for it.

Funny you had the same thought on the box.
First thing I thought of was building some sort of box/carrier for the whole thing, something to hold the power converters for the amp and iRiver CD player, the amp, the player and the cables. With just the speaker wires and one power cord coming out the back.
I've not run it very long. Any issues with heat while shut in a box like that?
What a great find!
THANKS!



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#91107 - 04/24/05 04:27 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Might want to look at something like this in place of a wall wart


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#91108 - 04/24/05 06:15 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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and what might a pretty little box like that go for?

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#91109 - 04/24/05 06:27 PM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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About $25.00. Check out etronics, HAM and CB online supply houses. You can probably find one for about $22.

I'd like to hear how they sound with your M60s!
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