So, I went to send you a message seeing we’ve been going back and fourth. You made reference to a build to try. I saw this, and had to jump on it. Yes, I agree and was thinking the same.. 8 is a little under by 2-7 Watts from what I remember.
But, as a kit to build and screw around with… Man I got a heck of a deal!
I need to dive in a bit further and see what can be done if anything… One thing I liked about the 8300r is fact you get to change tube types.. if you don’t like the 300B’s you can use… well this will say it better then I.
Triode connection of pentodes is also an option. The sound of triode-connected pentode and beam tubes is just as attractive as that of the 300B. In the TU-8300R, the use of octal sockets enables triode connections for popular pentodes such as the KT88, 6550, KT66, EL34, 6L6GC and others without any modifications to the amp. The constant current circuit is employed so that a constant plate current can flow when any of the above mentioned tubes, and possibly many other types, are installed (Constant current value can be fine-adjusted).
So from what I gather Tube rolling will be easy.. But I’m also wondering the power changes between tubes.
So, I’m honest… my first tube amp! I’m so excited to build it. That part.. No worries.
Sooooo Corndog… If you or anyone has some advise for upgrades and such… please let me know. Comes with a set of tubes to start…300b and 12at7 (which I also read the 300B given not bad.. and the 12’s should be upgraded
I need to read things and look them over.. But I’m wondering if a tube roll will get me a little bit more power
Possible upgrade to transformer.. and caps
Excited. Plan, build… play… sell… Maybe. Lol