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Project by Jim1368 posted 08-01-2017 12:19 AM 1115 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Just completed a partial upgrade from solid state to tube electronics. The electronics I found was from and in kit form, so the electronics was completed by me also. I considered going with a steampunk theme, but thought that too trendy, settling on a Greene and Greene style of arts and crafts for the bases, which are quarter sawn oak dyed and stained black then finished with semi-gloss lacquer. I also incorporated a vibration isolation system into the feet. The unit on the left is a phono pre-amp stage and the other one is the main pre-amp. I hope to finish this out before the end of the year with 2 mono-block main amps from the same company, and finished with matching bases.

Thanks for looking.

-- Jim, Vancouver

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#1 posted 08-01-2017 12:40 AM

Beautiful work, I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks.

-- EARTH FIRST! We'll log the other planets later. Trust your neighbors, but brand your calves. Opinion worth price charged.

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 02:55 PM

You wrote, you have completed an “upgrade from solid state to tube electronics” – It used to be the other way around! Nice looking system and nice black wooden boxes.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 09:14 PM

I built one of their tube preamps years ago, looks like they have upgraded their Iron. Mine came with a Pecan base to you glued together. I like your bases simple but functional. I think the simpler looks better w tube equipment

Practically all my tube equipment needs repair, I have a hybrid tube CD player that needs work on the opening mechanism and two Mcintosh MC-60s that need recapping.

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 02:04 AM

Nice equipment!
I used to have a vintage stereo museum packed full of goodies
Got sick in 2013 and sold it all off to a friend
I wish I still had a few of the items like the pair of
Sansui q-50’s early 50s mono block 50 watt amps
I like what you have done

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