EL84 Tube Stereo Amplifier made with classic iron

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EL84 Tube Stereo Amplifier made with classic iron
« on: 16 May 2012, 11:18 pm »
EL84 Tube Stereo Amplifier:


Power & Feedback controls are on the front. Unique air vent in between the left & right tube sets as well.

Features:
25 watts per channel
Extra heavy power transformer (for 8 EL84's!) AKA: Baldwin
Extra heavy outputs from Baldwin
Tube Rectified
Tunable Biasing
Variable Feedback
IEC Socket
Hand made enclosure

More to follow.


Ahh...what's that beauty sitting behind it?!? A Flagship NS-30 with several bells & whistles, made in 2010. More on that one as well shortly.
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Re: NEW Classic Series EL84 Amplifier
« Reply #1 on: 23 May 2012, 05:29 pm »
I never put down how this amp sounds.

A one word summary: Incredible

All the iron is 60's vintage and I can make a 6BQ5 amplifier with new iron that's just as good. If you want one similar to this model, it can be done.

The nice thing about EL84's is how well the interact with tube rectification. A three stage filtering system insures pure B+ and plenty of reserve power. DC filaments are standard with all 2012 EL84 stereo amplifiers as is tube rectification.  :D

Listening Notes:
Ample, well controlled bass
Articulate, natural highs
Liquid, lush mids that are perfectly presented yet not bloated
Outlandishly FAST and 6L6-like dynamic range
Last but not least, that wonderful EL84 tonality
Projection capability is fantastic: Music is in front of the speakers and envelopes the listener.

Upgrade list:
Wood sides or wrap
Solen coupling capacitors
240W DC filament supply
Switchable tube/solid state rectification
and more...

Price of model shown: $1350.00





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Re: EL84 Tube Stereo Amplifier made with classic iron
« Reply #2 on: 2 Jul 2012, 11:53 am »
A new EL84 power amp is the same price and will include the same features.

If you have transformers from an amplifier that's not working well, a new one can be made from them and you'll save around $300.00.