Author Topic: Mars 5-10 amp build  (Read 798 times)

Offline ac koch

Mars 5-10 amp build
« on: February 15, 2021, 07:21:43 PM »
Evening Forum

Sleeping , working , sleeping - this has been my life for the last year .

It was time to get myself a project to get back into some sort of a life !

With zero experience I decided to order a valve amp kit from Mars.

This should get me swearing and thinking in no time.


Wish me luck .....

Offline Curlycat

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 07:23:30 PM »
Good luck! Very keen to see your progress. There is a wealth of knowledge here. :thumbs:
Please post many pictures.
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Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 07:27:21 PM »
Looking forward to it - I will snap as much as possible.

Counting the days to delivery .

Offline Family_Dog

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 07:59:24 PM »
Good stuff, you will enjoy the construction of the kit as well as reaping the gracious melodic sounds therefrom when listening to it!


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Offline naboo

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 08:55:59 AM »
Also interested in building this somewhere down the line. Would be great to see how you go. Which kit did you get?

Offline naboo

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 09:18:42 AM »
Also interested in building this somewhere down the line. Would be great to see how you go. Which kit did you get?
Perhaps I should read subject line ... :facepalm:

Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 11:53:01 AM »
Almost half way through my wait - Mars gave me a 30 day lead time .

Been brushing up on my solder skills.

Will post pics as soon as I recieve my kit.

Offline Phase

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 09:50:19 PM »
This is a great choice AC, we eagerly await...

Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 10:28:55 PM »
Thanks Alan

Nice meeting you Today - you still owe me some $ details  ;D.

50% of the lead time is over - 50% left ...

Offline Phase

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2021, 10:37:40 PM »
Thanks Alan

Nice meeting you Today - you still owe me some $ details  ;D.

50% of the lead time is over - 50% left ...

Was HE'LL nice meeting you guys, thank you! Will send details tomorrow (thanks).

DIY is so much fun, looking forward to following your journey... (let's see where it takes you)

Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 09:07:28 AM »
One more week ....

Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2021, 12:37:40 PM »
While waiting for my kit to be shipped from Karel , I bought a completed Mars mk2 to see how difficult it will be to build.

The mk2 is running my vinyl setup to B&W 705’s.

I am really enjoying the sound - valves have a warmer sound , also smoother bass ( mk2 does not have a sub out , but not missing the asw600 at this stage ).

Last night I connected my Wadia ipod dock and Breeze dac to the second set of rca in’s.
I bought the Wadia a while ago but never really had a place for it.

What a pleasant surprise listening to it through the mk2.

Can’t wait for the 5-10 kit - less output than the mk2 , but I am sure it won’t disappoint.
Hopefully I can get it working ( another reason I bought the mk2 as back up ).

Always nice spending money and you can actually hear / feel the difference.

Be safe !!

AC

Offline ac koch

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 05:40:02 PM »
Good afternoon Forum

Is there a member who can assist by completing my Mars 5-10 amp for me?

I have done as much as I could with my limited knowledge and resources - but I am now done !!

99% of components available - just need to pay someone to complete it for me.

A dream is now a nightmare ....

Thanks 

AC

Offline ALF

Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 08:43:39 PM »
I am in Stellenbosch and would love to assist you if you are close by.
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Re: Mars 5-10 amp build
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2021, 07:31:17 AM »
Give Karel @Mars a call. He stays in Paarl side. I guess you in cape town side.
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