Sunday, February 7, 2016

Random says 10

Random picked 10 as the winner.

drop me an email with your address and they will find their way to you.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Just got these back from a vendor and they need a new home.  They are the current modules and have a cheap pair of interconnects soldered into them for a quick audition.  I'm leaving them as is and it is up to the lucky winner to decide what to do with them.

Leave a comment below with an identifiable name and Random.Org will pick a winner in a few days.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


I finally sourced some MuMetal cans that are big enough to house the SUT's.  Two of them will fit together to house a pair and a band of adhesive backed mumetal holds them together nicely.

While not exactly small it goes a long way to getting the required shielding to package these things up.  Simply add a steel box,  some RCA's, solder and enjoy.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Music Maker - Stevie K with a 16a


so my friend steve... no, not that steve with a 16a from North Carolina... this Steve... lives in a quiet little town... nice sunsets... small farms... and he is that guy who hears the records calling his name from every Goodwill he drives past.. which was a great very many as he drove quite a bit for work... now he just feeds his cows and spins those records... so he bought a new music system for all of those records... yep, another Western Electric 16a in North Carolina... and GIP 555w drivers..... which are beyond amazing... 

and Steve is a super hardcore DIY'er.... DHT line stage... DHT amp with DHT driver... built it himself!  and it sounds great... just fabulous... and he built the "Bass Base" for the 16a... check it out!

proper way to clamp

expansion shown with bracing every eight inches - super important!

walnut ply looks good

*live* Muddy, Chester, Buddy, Sonny Boy!!


 how is that for documentation?

and packaging...

these things sound absolutely stunning.. and remember, I have originals... contact me if you want to hear some.. 

Hey Furby!  You look like a sheep!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Drug thru the Kongeå

It is ETF time again and this year the promoters took into consideration 'Birthday Month' so Jackson and Slagle are going with mercury and nickel.  This year the competition is for a preamp power supply and 16 different designs will have at it.  Of course a little pandering to the judges always helps!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tiny Coils

I thought things were getting a bit out of control when I was seriously considering mounting a microscope on my lathe.  Never mind that I am attempting to keep 0.01mm precision and doing other silly things like spending $16 on a 0.2mm diameter cutoff wheel for a dremel.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Seems like 1997...

Dave is testing Sovtek 6B4G's and building push pull amps.... Dear god say it ain't so.

In his defense the DHT's are replacing triode wired EL-34's and the outputs are 49% nickel (soon to be 80%)