eBay stuff


#3040

Russians found a use for all those old Sputniks then.


#3041

Looks like it plays CDs as well, new one on me.


#3042

Meh :expressionless:


#3043

Lid looks like it fell off a Techie 1200…


#3044

Would be nice if they were actually both the same.


#3045

Has anyone here ever bought one of these (or something like it)? Are they based on the same circuitry as the ones Edd puts together? I only ask because someone is asking me for advice on decent sounding affordable SS amps.


#3046

Pretty much the same, I tend to build the 30/60 which have more output devices.

Given he usual Chinese ebay hi-fi caveats they should be nice.


#3047

There is a guy in the UK who builds and sells them on ebay but he normally wants around £800+ for the pass clone amps.


#3048

30w in a nice modushop case and half decent components like Elma silmics is about £350-400 in parts, 800+ seems a little steep but I figure I take about 10 hours to build one.


#3049

Even more than I thought, £975

From the photos the power caps look a bit small to me as my alephs have got coke can sized things.


#3050

Your amps are 100w, so need a higher voltage power supply and larger caps, these 25-30w jobbies only run around 25-28v so the caps are pretty small.

The J has a Jfet input stage so costs a bit more to build, maybe £500 in bits.


#3051

You can buy something decent for that money that retains it’s value.


#3052

That’s the point. If it’s a halfway decent sounding Class A amp I’m not sure what you can buy even for £360 second hand that would be as good. This is for someone who has reasonably sensitive speakers ie 95 dB/W so they really won’t want to be listening to a whole lot of crossover distortion while playing at lowish levels. I guess you might find a Pm4 or a Sugden possibly but what else?


#3053

If you look at the amp that drove those small horns I bought the other day, 15W class A, Kelvin Labs. The early Anatek amps are also nice, the A50R is the integrated to go for.


#3054

Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck me want…


#3055

I think they’re advertised on the old place.


#3056

What have you got at the moment?


#3057

Tune Audio primes


#3058

Didn’t Jim have a pair of those a couple of years ago?


#3059

They are only £5500 over there.