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    Ratio of kits to prewired amps?

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    eickmewg

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    Ratio of kits to prewired amps?

    Post by eickmewg on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:16 am

    Boh, I am wondering what the ratio is of kits vs. prewired ST70's, ST120's, and M125's? The ST120 review text implied the prewired units exceed the kits by a reasonable margin. I really enjoyed building my ST120 but I understand that there could be many folks who might want completed amps.

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    Bob Latino
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    Re: Ratio of kits to prewired amps?

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:35 am

    eickmewg wrote:Boh, I am wondering what the ratio is of kits vs. prewired ST70's, ST120's, and M125's?  The ST120 review text implied the prewired units exceed the kits by a reasonable margin.  I really enjoyed building my ST120 but I understand that there could be many folks who might want completed amps.

    Bill

    Bill - There are few errors in that review but one of them is that the reviewer mentioned about more wired amps being sold than kit amps. This is not true .. More kit amps are sold by a ratio of maybe 4 to 1. For every 100 amps sold maybe 80 are sold as kits and 20 are sold as wired amps.

    In all fairness to the reviewer, he ran the printed text by me twice to look for errors and I never picked up on this item of wired amps vs. kit amps ..

    Another error is stated right at the beginning of the article when it is stated >"The Vacuum Tube Audio (VTA) company is the brainchild of Mr. Bob Latino (power amplifiers) and Mr. Roy Mottram (preamplifiers)." The fact is that the VTA company is TOTALLY the "brainchild" of Roy and not me. Roy started his company in the 1980's .. I started selling the VTA amp kits off Roy's web site in 2007. Roy should have total credit for realizing that there was a market for upgrading original Dynaco tube gear and creating the Tubes4hifi web site ..

    Bob

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    Re: Ratio of kits to prewired amps?

    Post by McGar on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:05 am

    I enjoyed the review and just want to applaud both of you for your hard work in keeping this wonderful piece of audio equipment alive.  Roy sold me a VTA upgrade board for my garage sale 1960 ST70, and the tips on this board helped me build and install it.  It never fails to amaze me and give me joy.  On this fine, cold Sunday morning it has been pumping out the Beach Boys, Mott the Hoople, Bowie, Johnny Cash, and Linda Rondstadt.  

    Now, for my next project, I have some EPI 100s to start restoring. . .
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    sKiZo

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    Re: Ratio of kits to prewired amps?

    Post by sKiZo on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:07 am

    Yeah. Bob's just the pretty face. Think of him as the David Hasselhoff of the pair ...

    BIFF!!
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    Thanx ... I needed that! clown

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