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    Wood Chassis for ST-70

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    Mike16W

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    Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Mike16W on Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:57 pm

    I once saw on the internet a wood chassis that the ST-70 would slip into but now can't recall where I saw it. Also, has anyone built a wood base or siding for their ST-70. I'm trying to get ideas.
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    baddog1946

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by baddog1946 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:58 pm

    Hi Mike:
    Check out this sweet wood base ST-70 project.
    baddog1946

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/ST70/[u]

    Mike16W

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Mike16W on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:52 pm

    Very Nice. Maybe a little more complicated than I'm looking for but very nice. I wonder if he has to slide the metal chassis out of the wooden enclosure to adjust the bias?

    Mike

    Clik2media

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Clik2media on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:19 am


    He is usaing a DIYtube board, the bias is on the pcb - no need to slide the chassis to adjust.

    "The driver board was stuffed with most parts on the bottom side and only the sockets and pots on the top.
    Note much time and care was taken to get the sockets soldered in exactly to match the mounting height of the bias pots.
    I only want these top items to come through the chassis."


    baddog1946

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by baddog1946 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:51 am

    Hi again:
    Check out this site they do some very simple but elegant wood bases for amps that can be made easily "Bottlehead" also have some very simple bases and if you look carefully you can find an assembly page as well. There are also a lot of DIY mods for bases for their gear on related links pages.
    baddog1946

    http://www.decware.com/newsite/homepage.html[u]

    Mike16W

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Mike16W on Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the link. It looks like they take ceiling molding and but it to fit.


    Clik2media

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    Wood base idea

    Post by Clik2media on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:00 pm

    Here is one I thought looked really elegant - looks like a really nicely grained wood which would be my first goal if using a wood base. It maintaines the classic look of steel but warms it back up with a nice wood species use to match almost any furniture. Very Happy


    Mike16W

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Mike16W on Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:06 pm

    That does look nice and wouldn't be that difficult to build. Thanks for the picture.

    baddog1946

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by baddog1946 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:17 pm

    yep. On some of them that's true but check the master catalog page and the amp bases section there are some nice one there.
    BD46

    Mike16W

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by Mike16W on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:36 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out. They look like nice bases. I maybe able to get an idea from their pictures to build one.


    fredg

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by fredg on Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:03 am

    Hi!
    Here is a link to pictures of the wood chassis ST-120 I built.

    I love the sound of the 120. I have owned a lot of expensive esoteric stereo gear over the years and was prepared to be unsatisfied with the 120 but that is not the case. I run EL-34's (EH) in triode mode and it just sounds correct to me.

    Enjoy!

    Fred

    Write me @ f 5813g AT ya-hoo dotcom


    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes-valves/176079-my-first-build-vta-st-120-a.html


    Last edited by fredg on Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:17 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : add link)

    DesignInc

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    Re: Wood Chassis for ST-70

    Post by DesignInc on Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:22 pm

    Clik2media
    Nice clean look and it gives you handles!

    David

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