Just wondering: Do anyone else have a pandering / need / "must have" for a pair of Dynaco MK. III monoblocks? For some reason, this is something that has been "growing" like a cancer on me for the past little while.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my ST-70 (notwithstanding the criticism being thrown at me continuously regarding my choice of music - according to my teenage kids my Jazz & Classical are so YESTERDAY and my Industrial Rock does not befit someone my AGE) but there just is something about having a pair of monoblocks on the shelf - kinda like a sort of phallic symbol ("Not only is mine bigger, I have TWO!")
Perhaps me wanting to own a pair of Quad IIs when I was a kid, is what got me on this road. Problem with the Quads though is the crazy prices that the originals go for nowadays, and the modern "Commemorative" version sold by Quad is a clone made in China or some such place (nothing wrong with that, but it is also priced stupidly high considering the sum value of the components).
So.... job pressure prevents me from getting on with this at the moment - I'm just hopelessly snowed under at work, spilling over into my private life even, but I should start buying the bits & pieces needed to build myself a pair of clones. From my research it seems that there now is a VTA board available for the MK. III, so I'll probably start with that, and the rest piecemeal from someone like http://www.dynakitparts.com
Anybody have any ideas or thoughts on this - or any "Gotchas" I should be aware of? Any tube recommendations? (I won't be investing in a set of EAT KT-88s just yet :-/ )