Hello bitches! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o4Zj98FeX4EndersShadow wrote:Sooo..... anything new here?
Sorry to have been away so long. The amplifier project came to a complete halt when Gary Dodd, who I hired to build the amplifier unexpectedly passed away after recovering from a major heart surgery. RIP Gary. I had almost all the parts except for the chassis Gary was supposed to build. After getting over the trauma of losing him whom I considered a friend, I scoured the earth to find his replacement. It was depressing. No one I found was qualified IMO. I told Bob about my problem finding an amplifier builder. He then suddenly offered to build the amplifier and recruited Tubular Joe, who knows the circuit by heart. I was so excited! Tubular Joe was my first choice from the start, but he turned the project down when I offered him the project years ago. Still there was a major stumbling block; I had no chassis. Gary was supposed to build it. We looked at all the available options, which was pretty much zero. Then Bob proposed using his Silver 7 chassis, which would use 20 output tubes per channel instead of the 10 I envisioned. Actually 18 output tubes, plus 2 output tubes for screen regulation, just like the the Silver 7. But the front end circuit of the amplifier wouldn't be the Silver 7 pentode circuit based on Stu Hegamen's design. It would be Bob's own triode front end he designed for his new series of tube mono block amps. So the renewed amplifier project began couple of weeks ago. Want some pics?