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    Amplifier Brainstorm

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    denny9167

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    Amplifier Brainstorm

    Post by denny9167 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm

    I have been going over in my head a few days now on an amplifier design similar to the Dynaco 120w design posted on the forum several months back,and I was thinking since the EL34's are a much easier tube to drive than the KT88's,and less expensive couldn't one just substitute the output tubes,with some modifications of course such as feedback,etc. the design would yield about 80-90 watts with the right iron,and such. Input appreciated.

    sailor

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    Re: Amplifier Brainstorm

    Post by sailor on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:00 pm

    My 2 cents. I don't care for the sound of the EL34. I think it has less bass and highs than the in your face big KT88. The EH 6CA7 big bottle is a much better sounding tube than the EL34. About the same price.
    I think if you are going to the expense of quad power tube mono amp. I would spend the extra 100 to 200 for the KT88. But it's just my opinion.

    denny9167

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    Re: Amplifier Brainstorm

    Post by denny9167 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:04 pm

    sailor wrote:My 2 cents. I don't care for the sound of the EL34. I think it has less bass and highs than the in your face big KT88. The EH 6CA7 big bottle is a much better sounding tube than the EL34. About the same price.
    I think if you are going to the expense of quad power tube mono amp. I would spend the extra 100 to 200 for the KT88. But it's just my opinion.

    I can't say much for the differences seeing the only time I've heard the KT88/6550's was in a Audio Research amplifier years ago,but never any direct comparison to the EL34,but I appreciate the input and the KT88 is a nice tube though.

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