Winter’s coming, and I can only wear so many watches, so summat to play music on would be nice, but this is AA, so some faff is needed.
I’ve had a gutful of valves - ever-more-expensive and unreliable consumables, and me, are going our separate ways…
And I’ve had a gutful of badly-designed and badly built Chinese crap with underspec’d transformers and general “fuck-you-roundeyes” shittyness.
So I am starting to fancy ASSEMBLING something.
I DO WANT :
- Stereo power amp
- One box
- Class A
- At least 30 WPC of actual Class A, not Musical Fidelity Class A…
- Easily obtained output transistors
- Plenty of current
- Linear PSU with discrete-diode rectifiers, toroidal transformer/s, perhaps with scope to go 2nd-box dual-mono PSU at a later date if the build justifies it…
- discrete regulation
I DON’T WANT :
Your old project that you’re bored with
Your incomplete project that you’re bored with (PLENTY of my own)
To have to reinvent the wheel
To have to learn anything - I am old and lazy and stupid
To think for myself in any way shape or form…
To go anywhere near the twatfest that is DIYaudio if I can avoid it…
A complete ready-to-build kit
Unobtanium anything, esp. transistors
I want something for which the PCBs are readily available - don’t want to twat-about getting them made.
Pass clone of some sort? Or Hiraga? Or what?
Be ages before I get my finger out, but good to get some ideas moving.