Author Topic: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler  (Read 18540 times)

Offline Sweetsound

Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« on: June 19, 2012, 10:23:44 PM »
Mr Andre V,

I've done by part as can be seen in photos...what to do next? Chassis build and woodwork I can do, but what do I know about them wires, besides pulling me own one?  :help:

















How do you like them apples?! Not too bad for an underpaid roof sheeting marketer I hope!

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 10:38:18 PM »
Stef....you have made my night bud...you're a man of action not cheap talk.....that looks FANTASTIC bud.....bloody wonderful job so far and those transformers could not have gone to a better man....i will organise those el84's for you so dont worry about that.....you've made me want to kick myself in the rear and get my two done....gimme a call in the morn to discuss the next step ;)SUPERB my man!(Those cheeks are Beautiful!!)
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 10:40:33 PM »
The Twins and Wife?
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 10:44:53 PM »
....that looks so good i think we should add a valve rectifier ;D
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Offline darrylo

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 10:46:24 PM »
So you going to tell us more about what bits and what circuit ?


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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 10:50:41 PM »
Slowly now even we dont know that!...i didn't even know we'd get to this point ;D...those are two el84 pushpull transformers and a Dynaco mains.....now someone tll us what to do please. ;D
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 10:54:29 PM »
Stef loves my st35 and he's hoping to do something as simple as that ....those transformers are good for around 10wpc and came out of a 300q vintage Pioneer...along with that choke behind the mains...
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 10:57:50 PM »
I want to send mine to Paarl for evaluation ;)
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Offline Sweetsound

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 10:59:48 PM »
Stef....you have made my night bud...you're a man of action not cheap talk.....that looks FANTASTIC bud.....bloody wonderful job so far and those transformers could not have gone to a better man....i will organise those el84's for you so dont worry about that.....you've made me want to kick myself in the rear and get my two done....gimme a call in the morn to discuss the next step ;)SUPERB my man!(Those cheeks are Beautiful!!)

Glad I made you proud, my man! Now to get this darling done and working... This took me nearly 2 weeks, mainly working at night listening to Diana Krahl, Dire Straits and Van Morrison. (I promise the substance in the 2nd last photy is clean coke  :whistler: ). Have to thank you, bro, for the valve holders, transformers, binding posts, etc etc; not to mention the inspiration!
Transformers: tested and re-sprayed
Chassis: 1.2mm surgical-grade stainless steel organised by cousin Willem ('Louder' on the forum) who CAD-designed it, had it laser-cut and bent to my spec.
Cheeks: done by myself, brother and Castle Light
All fitting so far: myself

Twins are still inside, some more complications on wife's side - over producing of liver-enzymes and whatever  :blah: :blah: :blah:; used to bad news by now! Twins are fine though - they are monitored 3x times a day; seems like the gyni and specialist are gonna make the call and take them out in this week... :sweat:

Call you tomorrow, my friend... regards to family...  :thumbs:
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 11:04:46 PM »
All the best bud....the time is near,i sense it ;)....This is the week i reckon!....that amp deserves a family to listen to it....and soon! ;)
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Offline Sweetsound

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 11:06:47 PM »
So you going to tell us more about what bits and what circuit ?


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Yeah, good question... I've done most of the donkey work, now to get someone that will bring her to ST35 level (better if possible  :EGrin: ) using loving hands and care, without costing me an arm and leg and without taking 1-6 months like most 'exclusive' electronic guys do... :)
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Offline Sweetsound

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 11:09:55 PM »
I want to send mine to Paarl for evaluation ;)

See what you can organize... I'll pick you up one Tuesday morning (soon?!!) and we go and see the wizard with our two kit amps in hand...
God invented stereo, then the 2 ears...

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2012, 11:37:15 PM »
sounds good to me...night bud ;)
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Offline alternativeroute

Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 06:23:13 AM »


That looks lekker!!!


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Re: Valve DIY build inspired by Mr Kent Kassler
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 07:01:09 AM »
That looks lekker!!!

Right. S/s when can you run a "cheeks" DIY workshop for us?

Twins are fine though - they are monitored 3x times a day; seems like the gyni and specialist are gonna make the call and take them out in this week... :sweat:

All of the best with this stereo project! :)
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