Kit and Design Sources

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sts9fan

Kit and Design Sources
« on: 3 Mar 2011, 08:47 pm »
I would like this thread to be a source for finding kits and designs to build.  Please feel free to post links and descriptions to sources of audio kits or designs.  It does not have to be complete componets but could be things like regulators, power supplies or buffers.

I will get it started:

www.bottlehead.com - Tube Kits
www.twistedpearaudio.com - DACs etc
http://www.passdiy.com/ - Buffers, phono stages and class A goodness
http://sound.westhost.com/ - Tons of great info
http://www.electra-print.com/schematics.php - Tube designs and transformers
http://www.welbornelabs.com/ - Power supplies and stuff


doorman

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #1 on: 3 Mar 2011, 08:47 pm »

WGH

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #2 on: 4 Mar 2011, 02:00 am »
http://www.hagtech.com/ - Tube kits incl. phono pre-amps, DAC, 8w class-A push/pull zero feedback amp, burn-in generators, and other stuff.

jtwrace

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #3 on: 4 Mar 2011, 02:03 am »
http://www.kandkaudio.com/
Kits-Linestages, DACS, Phono Stages, Lundahl Transformers & Jensen Caps

http://www.tubelab.com/
Tube Kits

Dodd Audio
http://doddaudio.com/diy.aspx
Tube Buffer

Rythmik Audio
http://rythmikaudio.com/
High Quality Servo Controlled Subwoofers

Parts ConneXion
http://www.partsconnexion.com/
Lots of parts!

Piltron Toroidal Transformer. 
http://www.plitron.com/
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TomS

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #4 on: 4 Mar 2011, 02:05 am »
Aikido and stuff from John Broskie

http://glass-ware.stores.yahoo.net/newhardware.html

mgalusha

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #5 on: 4 Mar 2011, 02:44 am »
AmpsLab, uh... amp parts. :)

http://www.ampslab.com/

AMB Laboratories - dacs, headphone amps, power amps, attenuators and who knows what else.

http://www.amb.org/audio/


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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #6 on: 4 Mar 2011, 03:39 am »
Pete Millett's site has a wealth of information including project schematics, PCB's and downloadable pdf copies of many of the great books written on tube design from the last 80 years.

http://www.pmillett.com/

planet10

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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #7 on: 4 Mar 2011, 08:51 am »
So far i've only seen electronics listed.

Classic Valve Design you guessed it, tube stuff (audio & MI)

how about some speakr stuff (disclosure, i'm related to the 1st 4)

http://www.frugal-horn.com/ Free Horn Designs
http://www.t-linespeakers.org/ Transmission Lines & more
planet10-hifi Box Library Speaker Designs (also kits & drivers)
Woden Design more speaker designs
Quarter-Wave Martin King's site
Brines Audio Kits & plans

dave

sts9fan

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #8 on: 4 Mar 2011, 01:40 pm »
http://www.41hz.com Great class D amp kits
http://classdaudio.com/ AC favorite

richidoo

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #9 on: 4 Mar 2011, 01:51 pm »
Selah Audio (speakers) http://www.selahaudio.com/
Troel Gravesen (speakers) http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Loudspeaker_Projects.htm
Humble Homemade Hifi (speakers) http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/
Zaph Audio (speakers) http://www.zaphaudio.com/
Aspen Amplifiers (amps and speakers) http://www.aksaonline.com/
Cavalli Audio (headphone amps) http://www.cavalliaudio.com/index.php

Ericus Rex

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #10 on: 4 Mar 2011, 05:04 pm »
www.drtube.com = Classic tube audio and guitar amp schematics.  Some preamps too.

walkern

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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #11 on: 6 Mar 2011, 02:57 pm »
One of my absolute favorites for years (in the speaker kit building arena):

www.gr-research.com


Ericus Rex

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #12 on: 7 Mar 2011, 02:49 pm »
http://www.bonavolta.ch/hobby/en/audio/audioel.htm

Many tube amp and preamp schematics.  Quite the pic at top of page too!

steve f

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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #13 on: 8 Mar 2011, 06:19 pm »
Anybody got a site for turntable parts? Platters, bearings, motors, pulleys, etc? 

Ericus Rex

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #14 on: 8 Mar 2011, 08:19 pm »
Wayner and Neobop would know.  Send either a pm or just post the query in the vinyl circle.

Russellc

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #15 on: 23 Apr 2011, 05:04 pm »
How about Rod Elliot's site?  http://sound.westhost.com/

Russellc


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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #16 on: 23 Apr 2011, 05:10 pm »
How about Rod Elliot's site?  http://sound.westhost.com/

Russellc

sts9fan already mentioned his website in the 1st post of this thread.

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stereocilia

Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #17 on: 1 Jun 2011, 01:21 am »
Zalytron speaker kits and parts:    http://www.zalytron.com/

simoon

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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #18 on: 4 Jun 2011, 01:03 am »
Anybody got a site for turntable parts? Platters, bearings, motors, pulleys, etc?

Pretty good looking platters with bearings (acrylic and Polyoxymethylene) here - http://myworld.ebay.com/lance6881888/

Some motors too.

I know they are derided here, but if you're into the 'Chinese clone' thing, there are some kits here -

http://www.diygene.com/store/index.php?route=common/home

I actually had the experience of hearing one of the Jadis preamp clones ($400 I think) at a listening party 6 months ago. I'm sure it couldn't have sounded as good as an actual Jadis, but it did sound better than a couple of preamps costing 3-4 times as much.

Brand new 'Dynaco Mark3' kits from TriodeElectronics - http://www.triodeelectronics.com/trmk3tuampki.html

Another 'Dynaco' kit seller - http://www.dynakitparts.com/store/product.aspx?id=3

Yet more 'Dynaco' kits, including a 120W mono version  - http://www.tubes4hifi.com/bob.htm#M125

Preamp kits and upgrades also available at these sellers.

vinylvalet

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Re: Kit and Design Sources
« Reply #19 on: 6 Jun 2011, 12:28 pm »
http://www.diyhifisupply.com/

I've built several of their kits. Outstanding sound, great service. I've built kits from almost all of the the links mentioned above and these guys are my favorite. In my experience, the only one to really avoid is Welborne Labs.

Another good parts supplier: http://www.tubesandmore.com/