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    First Timer...Troubleshooting

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    DrZ123

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by DrZ123 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:50 pm

    Just listened to some Rolling Stones vinyl, awesome. Can't wait to break it in and improve my setup even more!

    Anyone know of a plexiglass cover for the tubes to keep them visible but away from the curious soul?

    Sal

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by Sal on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:59 pm

    A Dynaco ST-70 cage should fit. I measured my cage on a ST-70 and the height measures 4 5/8", should clear the tubes and transformers on a ST-120.

    http://www.dynakitparts.com/dynakit-products/covers/DYNAKIT-ST-70-COVER

    Sal

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    Post by DynakitParts on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:16 am

    Hi Sal,
            I think we have a dental guy here on the forum who can be of some assistance to you....Maybe you two guys can work something out. Nice 58 Chevy Belair!

    You Pal Kevin

    Sal

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by Sal on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:20 am

    Thanks Kevin!

    DrZ123

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by DrZ123 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:22 am

    Any clear covers? I feel like that one hides all the good stuff Sal!

    arledgsc

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by arledgsc on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:19 am

    "Any clear covers? I feel like that one hides all the good stuff Sal!"

    See the link below.  Contact Roy Mottram at tubes4hifi... He's also a regular around here.

    http://dynacotubeaudio.forumotion.com/t622-new-product-vta-driver-board-cover-photo?highlight=cover


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    sKiZo

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by sKiZo on Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:54 pm

    DrZ123 wrote:Any clear covers?  I feel like that one hides all the good stuff Sal!

    I made a nice little cover for mine ...



    (hee hee)


    kygeezer

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by kygeezer on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:37 pm

    sKiZo, I wish you would stop posting pictures of your ugly, sloppy looking amp! It looks so bad I think you should send it to me for proper disposal!
    I guess you can read between the lines and see how envious I am! It is the best looking, actually beautiful amp I have ever seen! If it were mine, I would probably include a picture of it in every message I send.
    Great job!

    sKiZo

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by sKiZo on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:19 pm

    You're right ... it's junk ... I'll just throw it out to the curb ...  Sad   tongue 

    That was actually my primary incentive though ... covering up the VTA board. Well, one thing led to another ... and there ya go.

    Can't remember if I posted this up ... Version 1.0 used the stock chassis but went more for a "steampunkt" look.



    Form brass rod for the mini cover around the drivers, braze on some hardware cloth, a bit of polish, and pOOf! ... it's gone. Leave the legs a bit long and tap small holes to hold it in place, then just pop it off as needed. My amp is shelved high, so I didna bother with a top for the cover.

    PS ... it only got as far as Photoshop, so somebody feel free to make it real ...

    DrZ123

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by DrZ123 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:11 am

    Those builds are beautiful. Unfortunately for me in the city, I don't have space, or the skills, for that kind of craftsmanship!

    Also, was looking more for something clear to cover all the tubes as they get HOT, rather than just the VTA board...

    sKiZo

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by sKiZo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:29 pm



    Yeah, I know ... I'll go to my room now ...  jocolor

    Realistically, your best bet might be to just shelf it up high. Mine is a good five feet above the floor which keeps it out of reach of those who might be tempted to see just how hot those tubes really get ...

    Advantage in summer is the heat stays above your head when you're listening too ... I don't do AC as a rule, so that's a BIG plus ...

    peterh

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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by peterh on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:10 pm

    I visited a friend of mine in the 90's.
    A closet next to the listening room had 6 MK-III feeding his horns ( big bass under the house in concrete, lowter as midrange and deccahorns as tweeters)
    Placing the mk-III outside the listening area also made their mechanicalnoice disappear.


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    Re: First Timer...Troubleshooting

    Post by arledgsc on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:23 pm

    "Yeah, I know ... I'll go to my room now ...  jocolor"
    You may be onto something.  I kind of like the art deco look plus I can warm my bagels while I sipping morning coffee.

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