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luxmanlover
03-10-2005, 03:19 PM
Well I finally finished both my 6L6GC SE project AND the other homebrew 3 way, making my system stereo once more. I'm extremely happy with the 6L6, more than enough power to drive the 2123/2421 top end with the 2235's driven by the Yamaha SS amp. The detail is incredeble, music I'd listened to a thousand times is brand new again with missing layers and nuances revealed. The best part is how overdriven guitar sounds thru the 2123's. Crunchy and fat. I posted a pic of the work of art below. Pretty crude chassis but being lazy I wasn't about to spend a ton of time on something that might sound like dog poo. It shows KT66's in place of the 6L6GC it was designed for, which to me sound a touch smoother, but I do like the extra crunch the Winged C 6L6's have (being a guitar tube and all.
Kelly
oops file to big, I'll have to repost

luxmanlover
03-10-2005, 03:31 PM
One more time.

4313B
03-10-2005, 04:04 PM
Very nice! :coolness:

Robh3606
03-10-2005, 04:07 PM
WOW very nice!!


Rob:applaud:

luxmanlover
03-10-2005, 05:19 PM
Hey Giskard I thought you didn't like tubes?!!!!!!
Kelly

4313B
03-10-2005, 05:23 PM
Yeah they blow goats, but your project is neato and I'd like to hear it anyway. :p

luxmanlover
03-10-2005, 06:54 PM
"blow goats" is that a technical term or is it how you really feel....lol...
Kelly

4313B
03-10-2005, 07:22 PM
"It's a technical term." said Mona Lisa Vito

luxmanlover
03-10-2005, 07:32 PM
I remember her when she was still a Yut.
Kelly

transducergeek
03-11-2005, 03:09 AM
That's cool, what do you get out of it, 2 or 3 watts?

luxmanlover
03-11-2005, 06:40 AM
Actually closer to 10 watts. Maybe even a watt or 2 higher with the KT66's instead of the 6L6's. This amp also squeezes a bit more power out by running in Ultra linear. I chose this design more for it's simplicity than power output, but I'm sure even a watt or 2 would have been enough to drive the top end with the eff. of the 2123's and 2421's.
Kelly

spkrman57
04-03-2005, 07:34 AM
I don't know if you wired it to be able to use El34/6CA7's in it or not, but I have found the El34's to sound a little bit smoother than the 6L6's.

Very nice looking amp. I am a big fan of "Single-ended" tube amps. Pentode or Triode, they both have their place in my system!!!

Ron

luxmanlover
04-03-2005, 10:55 PM
To answer your question, I believe the EL-34's can be run in the amp with little or no rewiring. It's definately something I'd like to try. I have swapped out the 6L6's for KT-66's and they seem a little smoother than 6L6's, however on some "crunchy" stuff, I like the Winged C 6L6 better. Very subjective.
Kelly

bbrown
04-29-2005, 10:01 AM
The EL34 heaters pull 1.5 amps compared to the 6L6 .9 amps.

The PS would need to be able to handle that.

Bruce

spkrman57
04-29-2005, 01:34 PM
Trannys look pretty good sized. Are those Hammonds, or Electra-print maybe?

Ron