Nice links, thanks Bob and nice looking amp Baddog
It is more clear now. Probably dating myself but there used to be gorgeous precision VU meters in reel to reel recorders so we could adjust the output nice and high but not overload the tape to optimize signal to noise. It appears these old meters are a thing of the past.
I did come across this link in our forum. http://dynacotubeaudio.forumotion.com/t2319-another-vta-st70-chassis-variation?highlight=another+vta+chassis+variation
MontanaWay did an beautiful variation on the theme incorporating a couple VU meters in the front panel. I saw that you could buy the buffer circuit and the meters on eBay direct from China. I would love to know if they are dampened enough to be useful and if they work on a log scale? In other words, how well do they work? It does look sweet.
Bob, my wife was wondering why I was spending evenings building one of your old obsolete tube amps. When I finished and had it burned in a little I told her to sit down right there, yes that exact spot and listen. Afterwards, she said OK, she understood. You get a very sweet holographic effect with my old speakers, thanks.
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