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    SP12 with PH14

    DavidR
    DavidR

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    Post by DavidR on Tue May 12, 2020 9:55 pm

    I've had my ST-120 amp for a few years now and have been using the Pre from my SS gear rack. Since the tube amp + vinyl + AR10Pi speakers have been just wonderful to listen to jazz I decided to go with an all tube system. This idea was backed by a need to move my SS gear down to the Living room as I need the 500 wpc amp for my AR9 speakers; plus my office was cramped with the gear and 3 sets of speakers.

    I had Roy build this system for me. There is another level of tubiness when using an all tube set up !  Very Happy

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    Once all is set up I will have the amp, the pre w/ phono, a TT, a tuner and a CD player that has a pair 12AX7A tubes for the output stage.
    Midwestside
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    Post by Midwestside on Tue May 12, 2020 9:58 pm

    DavidR wrote:I've had my ST-120 amp for a few years now and have been using the Pre from my SS gear rack. Since the tube amp + vinyl + AR10Pi speakers have been just wonderful to listen to jazz I decided to go with an all tube system. This idea was backed by a need to move my SS gear down to the Living room as I need the 500 wpc amp for my AR9 speakers; plus my office was cramped with the gear and 3 sets of speakers.

    I had Roy build this system for me. There is another level of tubiness when using an all tube set up !  Very Happy

    SP12 with PH14  New_pr11

    SP12 with PH14  Sp12_410

    Once all is set up I will have the amp, the pre w/ phono, a TT, a tuner and a CD player that has a pair 12AX7A tubes for the output stage.


    Very very nice!
    solderblob
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    Post by solderblob on Tue May 12, 2020 10:36 pm

    I built an SP12 and a separate PH16 and they sound amazing.  I left room in the SP12 to add a PH14...Hope yours sound great as well!

    dave
    DavidR
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    Post by DavidR on Wed May 13, 2020 9:28 am

    It does sound great. I chose those two models because I have a lot of 12AU7 and variants and a few 12AX7A for the CD player.

    Tubes are addictive. Try to but just one.
    MechEngVic
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    Post by MechEngVic on Thu May 14, 2020 12:00 am

    That's a lot of tubes! Does it get hot?
    DavidR
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    Post by DavidR on Thu May 14, 2020 10:37 am

    It gets warm but not hot. Plenty of air vents on the top and aluminum dissipates rather quickly.

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