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That's the great thing about the SSE, it's very flexible and allows so much experimentation. I definitely was able to dial in my tastes based on the plethora of options. As far as the Edcor PT they are big and expensive. Give this one a try: https://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=2270013 It's actually a Hammond PT that has been relabeled Allied and is beyond superb. I ended up using it instead on the Edcor because of both price and performance.
I'll be interested in your experiences with the SSE. Was going to build one once. Hope you can compare it to classd etc, and are you using a B1 with it? Always liked tubes in the system and have heard this is a good one.
Got a SSE board and parts when George first provided them, ~ 3 years ago (?), I think. Couldn't get time to build. Have read most SSE threads on diyaudio, and Pez thread.Wush, when you have time on it hope you can provide thoughts and comparison to other amps. And if SSE mates with B1 ok. Tubes have a spaciousness and life imo, worth at least trying tube amp or pre.I ran el84 amps and ob speakers for a few years, might end up there again, but interested in octals next time.
I have a Tubelab SE board just sitting in a file somewhere. I like the Simple SE so much I never bothered building it. I also couldn't get over the fact that it uses a rare tube choice with the input tube(5842). I have owned tube amps before that use rare tubes and I learned a lesson about finding new ones. This to me may be a fatal flaw in the design.
G-DAMN! SOUNDS FKNG AWESOME! F@%K YEAH!
" G-DAMN! SOUNDS FKNG AWESOME! F@%K YEAH! If it sound this good NOW, sheeeeeeeeee@t. Oh man,... but I get it now I really, really get it. Whole new level for me. The realism and dimensionality and, it's man, just so different from what I've heard til now. " That's good news wush! A good tube amp just kills as far as emotion goes. Keep the thread up with any news as you go. EL70's have ok treble? That's been the losing end of the widerangers I've tried.
"It's the clarity and accuracy of timbre and tone that I hear with the SimpleSE that is wowing me. Like I'm that much closer to the Master Tapes of whatever's playing. Or maybe really good vinyl. Can't wait to get my vinyl back into play, because I think I'm going to have my mind blown."Good description, I know what you're talking about. My audio path got interrupted last year. Then I decided to build a simple system that could be powered off grid, so strayed from tube amps. The ss lateral mosfet amp I'm working on is said to have some tone and harmonics similar to tubes, and then maybe a Dodd battery tube buffer might bring those attributes you mentioned together. Will see later. Sounds like you're really closing in on something sweet! Going for mltl cabs or adding bass driver with separate amp?
The Simple SE is awesome. Makes me wish the designer had done work on a DAC or a preamp, they'd probably blow away a lot of other gear.
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