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Title: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on August 22, 2017, 09:16:25 PM
So I got to do some servicing on a slightly older "one off" that I did a couple of years ago... I x noisy PRP resistor, and a 555 timer on one channel gone poof... 
7 channel x 200 that I did for a very lucky customer (lucky, because if I had known how much time and work it would take, it would not have happened)
Never, Ever shall this be repeated  :sulky:

55 Kg of pretty decent movie sound this turned out to be though. Modular output stages with driver stages and power supplies on one large mother board. Hybrid of course  ;D

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/IMG_3047%201024x768_zpshbohxpi6.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/IMG_3047%201024x768_zpshbohxpi6.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/IMG_3048%201024x576_zpskgdx3kvp.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/IMG_3048%201024x576_zpskgdx3kvp.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/IMG_3049%201024x576_zpslpznxzbh.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/IMG_3049%201024x576_zpslpznxzbh.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/6116a251-501e-41c5-8a5f-ca7ab320caf4_zpsqdrtr0cq.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/6116a251-501e-41c5-8a5f-ca7ab320caf4_zpsqdrtr0cq.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/NuweTheatreAmp.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/NuweTheatreAmp.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/Roelof2.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/Roelof2.jpg.html)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/Roelof1.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/Roelof1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: juventino on August 22, 2017, 10:27:13 PM
That faceplate is simple and elegant.
So how many randzelas would bend the rubber arm   :mates: worth a try.

As usual the innards are a work of art. When building this master piece did you base or compare to any other HT amp?

Valve magic movies would be a treat to have a listen.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: CAD on August 23, 2017, 05:03:52 AM
Oh WOW !!!

What a beauty  :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Rhino on August 23, 2017, 08:19:43 AM
Brilliant, that must be one very happy customer.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Tirion on August 23, 2017, 10:24:55 AM
What a beautiful piece of work :clap:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Den123 on August 23, 2017, 10:35:11 AM
Very pretty. Nicely finished. Well done.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Ju_dy@RT on August 23, 2017, 11:09:38 AM
I saw this post briefly yesterday, but didn't have time to comment. 

....so what happened?  I DREAMT ABOUT IT LAST NIGHT!!! seriously!!

It looks absolutely awesome Oom Schalk :)
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Nirvana on August 23, 2017, 12:01:22 PM
This lucky soul owns a Collector's Item then!  :envy:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: entropyagent on August 23, 2017, 01:35:59 PM
For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing that they like.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: adie on August 23, 2017, 05:23:06 PM
if I had known how much time and work it would take, it would not have happened)
Never, Ever shall this be repeated  :sulky:

I remember speaking to you around that time. Hoo! You were not a happy camper.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: AudioEars on August 23, 2017, 07:50:51 PM
Simply beautiful
World class as always
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on August 23, 2017, 08:26:26 PM
I saw this post briefly yesterday, but didn't have time to comment. 

....so what happened?  I DREAMT ABOUT IT LAST NIGHT!!! seriously!!

It looks absolutely awesome Oom Schalk :)

Thanks Judy!  :cleansound:  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Of course these other guys I ignore, they are just bumping up their post counts :ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Ju_dy@RT on August 23, 2017, 08:53:22 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: kalith on August 24, 2017, 07:23:50 AM
OMFG That has to be one of the most beautiful Audio creations i have ever seen.
I cant imagine what it must even sound  like  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: CAD on August 24, 2017, 08:04:41 AM
Thanks Judy!  :cleansound:  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Of course these other guys I ignore, they are just bumping up their post counts :ROFLMAO:

 :ROFLMAO:

^^ Like so, gives me one more post count  ;D
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: AudioBottle on September 02, 2017, 06:40:30 PM
Dear Schalk, I was planning to send a great thank you to you, for the great service you have done to the Home Theater power amplifier, but did not get to it yet.

Thank you so much Schalk and to your assistant also, for a service well done!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you for your painful but dedicated effort in building this wonderful stunning power amplifier for me  :2thumbs: :groovy:

Yes Nirvana, this is a for keeps family heirloom, definitely.

To Kalith, it sounds like a choir of angles signing. Stereo or surround sound, equally stunning. The greatness of it is, that it sound stunning at lower volume too, obviously amazing at higher volume. I haven't tried maximum volume yet, scared to get the neighbours upset and the police at my door.

The ultimate of pure and detailed musical reproduction, with soul.
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Nirvana on September 02, 2017, 09:54:24 PM


The ultimate of pure and detailed musical reproduction, with soul.

Know what you mean AB!

Enjoy...  :cleansound:  :dop:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Kent Kassler on September 17, 2017, 12:07:25 PM
Tell me more about this Germanic band and how you got their autographs? :angel:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on September 18, 2017, 03:08:23 AM
Tell me more about this Germanic band and how you got their autographs? :angel:

Got me there Kent  :cleansound: I who know all, am at a loss...
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Kent Kassler on September 18, 2017, 06:19:00 AM
"Sounds like a choir of angles signing"
 :giggle:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: fdlsys on September 18, 2017, 09:30:29 AM
Angels in lederhosen? :giggle:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on October 04, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
A little further down Memory Lane.

This was a special order by another distinguished gentleman, I guess around 2001. It came with a matching Black Widow power. The pair still lives and these days they do duty in a dedicated listening room become lounge on a guest farm in the Grootvlei area close to Heidelberg.

Came in for a service and left today to carry on regardless

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/IMG_3550%201024x396_zps75zs04lu.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/IMG_3550%201024x396_zps75zs04lu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Nirvana on October 04, 2017, 09:03:22 PM
^ Hehe - prime example of longevity,quality and loyalty (both from component owner and brand owner) !!
               :mates:  :dop:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: willieopperman on October 05, 2017, 12:14:46 PM
Ai Schalk!  Why do you have to do this to me  :notworthy:
I've been trying to twist that arm of yours for at least two years to build another one   :clap:
NO luck though  :sd:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: adie on October 05, 2017, 04:38:12 PM

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk266/valveaudio/IMG_3550%201024x396_zps75zs04lu.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/valveaudio/media/IMG_3550%201024x396_zps75zs04lu.jpg.html)

Dis nou mokking fooi!
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on October 05, 2017, 09:02:43 PM
Ai Schalk!  Why do you have to do this to me  :notworthy:
I've been trying to twist that arm of yours for at least two years to build another one   :clap:
NO luck though  :sd:

Willie, Willie,

Jy kla met daai twee mooi brode onder die arm? (Pssst.... jou AVATAR ja) En jy wil my laat sleg voel omdat ek nie nog 'n theatre amp wil bou nie?

Shame on you  :goofy:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on October 05, 2017, 09:03:57 PM
Dis nou mokking fooi!

Worthless as a mirror though Adie  :ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: adie on October 05, 2017, 09:29:38 PM
It seems to work quite well as a mirror.
Mirrors are worth something to people who need mirrors  ;) ;)
I think I recall a conversation around that time...
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: willieopperman on October 06, 2017, 11:25:26 AM
Willie, Willie,

Jy kla met daai twee mooi brode onder die arm? (Pssst.... jou AVATAR ja)

Ai, hoe lekker lag ek nou   :ROFLMAO:  My uitnodiging staan nog vir 'n glasie of twee wyn as jy weer in die Kaap is  :dop:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Schalk on October 08, 2017, 05:39:53 PM
Ai, hoe lekker lag ek nou   :ROFLMAO:  My uitnodiging staan nog vir 'n glasie of twee wyn as jy weer in die Kaap is  :dop:

Dis 'n gegewe dankie Willie, wyn wyn lieflike wyn   :drool:
Dalkies net sien ek daai twee mooi brode daar iewers  :shh:
Title: Re: Down Memory Lane
Post by: Nirvana on October 08, 2017, 08:17:43 PM
Klinkmy na jul kuier gaan jy dalk 3 of 4 sien!  :point:

En dit IS mooi broodjies,isit nie..?  :drool: