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    Bob Latino
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    Custom VTA M-125's - photo ..

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:22 pm

    Glenn S. of PA is in the process of building a custom pair of VTA M-125 amps. One is done and he is working on the other. The stainless chassis looks like it has been painted with a white or off white enamel. The transformers are painted a cranberry enamel and the wood trim appears to be red oak. I love seeing builders put their own personal touch on these amps. Nice job Glenn ...

    Bob



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    Post by Luddite on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:05 am

    Here's a front panel photo of my PAS build.  I purchased the Zmod phono preamp, TCLA line preamp, volume and balance controls, tubes, and input jack panel from Roy at Vacuum Tube Audio. These were combined with a power supply from Epperson and a reissue PAS chassis, cover, and transformer purchased from Kevin at Dynakit Parts. The front panel is made from birch ply stained with red oak and finished with polyurethane.  The Dynakit logo was done with a wood burning pen and gold leaf, using a photocopy from a Dynakit manual as a pattern.


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    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:13 am

    Nice work Charlie ... The "Dynakit" burned in there in gold leaf won't "wear off" any time soon - lol ..

    Bob

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    Post by corndog71 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:21 am

    Both of those look fantastic! I love that PAS front plate.

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    Post by Luddite on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:16 pm

    Thanks to you both...and BTW, it sounds excellent with my Dynakit Parts ST-35 amp and "cloned" A25 speakers! Thanks Roy!! I also think Glenn's M-125 looks cool!

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

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    Post by sKiZo on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:16 pm

    All nice work - that wood adds an extra glow to the equipment.

    Still all in all ... can't understand why anyone would want to modify the original chassis?

    Then again, this is the last time my ST-120 looked anything like it was supposed to ...


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    Post by sKiZo on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:53 pm

    Bob Latino wrote:Nice work Charlie ... The "Dynakit" burned in there in gold leaf won't "wear off" any time soon - lol ..

    Bob

    Looks like a bit more work than I put into my nameplate ...



    Came off a golf cart.

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    Post by Sprags on Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:53 pm

    Was the M-125 stainless chassis grit blasted before priming and painting? That finish looks really nice. As nice an auto body paint job. Did you use rattle can paint or an air gun?

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