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Gronk

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I know this is in your domain merkin, indeed I assume that you a bit of a amplifier expert.

So I am looking for a bit of a project and am thinking that I might buy a 2nd hand tube amp or maybe a new one. Not sure.

Anywho, WTF with Class A, B, AB & C amplifiers ? Can you explain in simple terms ?

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/amplifier/amplifier-classes.html

Also, do you have a supplier of russian tubes ?

FYI there is some rumblings about a hand wired tube amp coming out of China, that when you replace the Beijing tubes with Russian tubes, you get amazing warm sound.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-miracle-of-a-150-or-less-tube-amplifier-1445452602

HTB1P52yTCzqK1RjSZPxq6A4tVXak.jpg
 

hindy111

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I know this is in your domain merkin, indeed I assume that you a bit of a amplifier expert.

So I am looking for a bit of a project and am thinking that I might buy a 2nd hand tube amp or maybe a new one. Not sure.

Anywho, WTF with Class A, B, AB & C amplifiers ? Can you explain in simple terms ?

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/amplifier/amplifier-classes.html

Also, do you have a supplier of russian tubes ?

FYI there is some rumblings about a hand wired tube amp coming out of China, that when you replace the Beijing tubes with Russian tubes, you get amazing warm sound.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-miracle-of-a-150-or-less-tube-amplifier-1445452602

HTB1P52yTCzqK1RjSZPxq6A4tVXak.jpg

I am guessing your not wanting a guitar amp but home.
Better tubes will make a difference and NOS are the best. I also like Tungsol for new production. Depends on tubes need most likely can get.
Class A are generaly smaller amps as get hot but some say sound best. It all comes down to personal taste.I wouldn't worry about this.Your speakers choice will play a big part.
With guitar amps a $400 speaker can sound great with one set up but a $200 speaker better with another. Depends on the sounds you want.

Circuit design and speaker will effect sound most.

Tubes will make a subtle difference. If it sounded great it may sound a little nicer. But I wouldn't expect if it sounded ordinary to take it too a great sounding amplifier.

If find a kit I will build it in my spare time.
 

hindy111

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Is membership auto renew?
I am getting messages saying payment for 2020 membership. I am not even sure I want a season membership. Bit ordinary if its auto renew.
 

Gronk

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I am guessing your not wanting a guitar amp but home.
Better tubes will make a difference and NOS are the best. I also like Tungsol for new production. Depends on tubes need most likely can get.
Class A are generaly smaller amps as get hot but some say sound best. It all comes down to personal taste.I wouldn't worry about this.Your speakers choice will play a big part.
With guitar amps a $400 speaker can sound great with one set up but a $200 speaker better with another. Depends on the sounds you want.

Circuit design and speaker will effect sound most.

Tubes will make a subtle difference. If it sounded great it may sound a little nicer. But I wouldn't expect if it sounded ordinary to take it too a great sounding amplifier.

If find a kit I will build it in my spare time.
Thanks mate.
 

TheParraboy

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Is membership auto renew?
I am getting messages saying payment for 2020 membership. I am not even sure I want a season membership. Bit ordinary if its auto renew.

Yeah auto renew on the 17/10 for me, though I’m a non-ticketed member

Need to call them if you want to opt out
 
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hindy111

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I've been enjoying a coffee and coconut slice of late.
I take a sip of my coffee then a bite of my coconut slice. Occassionally I will go two sips of coffee to the one bite.
It is all about rationing it so don't run out of either.
No big bites and no big sips
 

Gronk

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And be carefull with watts. Very diff to transitor amps power output wise
15-20w tube amp would be quite loud.

I’ve noticed that there is also an emerging trend to utilise the OS called Raspberry Pi, which seems to be a very flexible mini computer board that can do almost everything and is easily programmed, once you know your python shit.

merkins are making dacs and streaming boxes.

https://nanomesher.com/nanosound/

https://www.raspberrypi.org/
 

strider

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I've been enjoying a coffee and coconut slice of late.
I take a sip of my coffee then a bite of my coconut slice. Occassionally I will go two sips of coffee to the one bite.
It is all about rationing it so don't run out of either.
No big bites and no big sips
Tell us more
 

T.S Quint

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I've been enjoying a coffee and coconut slice of late.
I take a sip of my coffee then a bite of my coconut slice. Occassionally I will go two sips of coffee to the one bite.
It is all about rationing it so don't run out of either.
No big bites and no big sips

Do you ever go all out and get a vanilla slice and a cup of tea instead?

Or how about a lamington?
 

Happy MEel

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Wasn’t sure which thread was the most appropriate but landed here.

I think I’d actually enjoy watching these two bozos beat the daylights out of each other.

 

Gronk

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Interested in opinions here. WTF with the lady with the green shirt, black pants at 0:08 seconds.

 

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