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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:38 am

YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Hey guys, I figured I would post progress photos of my builds on the amps that I have been commissioned to build.

Dad decided to pass on his mono block amps and we offered them to Wayne so that Bob wasn't stuck with two custom chassis.

I will be back on with more photos as I get further along on this amp, and then the next...

Here are a few progress photos of the first mono block, my amp is off the the right for reference:

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IMG_0714.JPG


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RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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kingman

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:41 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Yea!!!! =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:54 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

yeah, i spent a few hours sorting out the parts, short a couple, over a few. got amp 2 started. i have a plan. a module plan. prodution type assembly so all will be identical in the end. amps 3,4,5,6 and 7 will be next for the first set of parts. i will pobably leave the first one as is.
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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:20 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

angelod307 wrote: i have a plan. a module plan.


Anything like this?
parts.jpg


Seems like the first one never turns out quite right.
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Zoot Horn

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:42 am

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^^^^^^^^nice sir ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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TNRabbit

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:43 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

AlexSauter wrote:Hey guys, I figured I would post progress photos of my builds on the amps that I have been commissioned to build.

Dad decided to pass on his mono block amps and we offered them to Wayne so that Bob wasn't stuck with two custom chassis.

I will be back on with more photos as I get further along on this amp, and then the next...

Here are a few progress photos of the first mono block, my amp is off the the right for reference:

IMG_0713.JPG


IMG_0714.JPG


So, yours are mirror imaged pairs instead of identical chassis, huh? Looks good!
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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:56 am

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TNRabbit wrote:So, yours are mirror imaged pairs instead of identical chassis, huh? Looks good!


Yes sir! I didn't like the look of the double L layout... At first I wanted to place my serial number plate in between the tubes, but it was just a little too big... My father waited until the VERY last minute to change his chassis too, he liked my layout better than the original. The only MAJOR problem I had with mirroring the channel was that the feedback loop leads had to be reversed on side that was mirrored, I didn't make that mistake on Wayne's! ;-)
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Don

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:01 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Looks very nice Alex, fit for a "King". =D> =D>
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

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RIP Bill D.
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kingman

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:50 am

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ATTA boy!!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:00 pm

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Martin1970 wrote:
angelod307 wrote: i have a plan. a module plan.


Anything like this?
parts.jpg


Seems like the first one never turns out quite right.



Martian,

I was talking to Bob about doing it like this, but he agreed that it would become too difficult to get all of the wiring in after the components are in... If you get further along on this, please PM me some photos, I would really enjoy looking at them!
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:56 pm

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Update!!!

All wiring is done and 30% of the components are done, I expect to have this thing running tonight!! \:D/ \:D/

Hey Wayne, I think I'm gunna keep yours, it looks better!! :lol: :lol:

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IMG_0715.JPG
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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AlexSauter

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Post Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:42 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

I got the first amp all wired up, it comes on, with an iPod plugged in with an RAC to Headphone jack it plays music!!!
One problem.... When I take the RCA's off I get something that sounds like the THX surround sound track..... I have no idea what is causing this, YET... I am taking a break, maybe then I can figure it out.

Here is a photo of the final wiring:

IMG_0718.JPG
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Zoot Horn

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Post Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:51 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

Alex--seeing yours makes me wanna' send mine to you for a rework--man,, you are in the groove. =D>
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kingman

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Post Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:58 am

Re: YOUR CF Tube Amp Build Progress

AlexSauter wrote:I got the first amp all wired up, it comes on, with an iPod plugged in with an RAC to Headphone jack it plays music!!!
One problem.... When I take the RCA's off I get something that sounds like the THX surround sound track..... I have no idea what is causing this, YET... I am taking a break, maybe then I can figure it out.

Here is a photo of the final wiring:

IMG_0718.JPG

Looks great Alex! You'll figure it out...faith!!! =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Don

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Post Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:32 am

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kingman wrote:
AlexSauter wrote:I got the first amp all wired up, it comes on, with an iPod plugged in with an RAC to Headphone jack it plays music!!!
One problem.... When I take the RCA's off I get something that sounds like the THX surround sound track..... I have no idea what is causing this, YET... I am taking a break, maybe then I can figure it out.

Here is a photo of the final wiring:

IMG_0718.JPG

Looks great Alex! You'll figure it out...faith!!! =D>



It is about time The King moves into the world of surround sound. :lol: :lol: :lol:

All kidding aside, Alex, I have confidence you will figure this one out. The wiring looks exceptional, by the way.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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