Comments on Profile Post by elmoe

  1. Riotvan
    Riotvan
    Done speedball? Lots of fun to be had with mods, just don't think buying expensive tubes and parts will make it an expensive amp.
    Jun 24, 2019
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  2. elmoe
    elmoe
    Yep Speedball, Cree diodes, mundorf output caps+bypasses, WIMA bypasses in the PSU, put in a choke, basically anything that people mentioned had a positive effect. You're right though, my MPX3 still sounds far better than the Crack, but it is a good little amp with great HD6XX synergy, and it was a very fun build for sure!

    I am now spending an unhealthy amount of time staring at Elekit kits online.
    Jun 24, 2019
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  3. Riotvan
    Riotvan
    Good stuff! My iron has been cold for way too long. After summer it's time for a new project. Phono pre me thinks.
    Jun 24, 2019
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  4. elmoe
    elmoe
    That sounds like fun, make a thread about it I would love to see your process! I'm on vacation next week also but once I am back I will order the WHAMMY parts and try my hand at poking holes in aluminum cases... I will have to use some willpower to stay away from Elekits in the meantime :D
    Jun 24, 2019
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  5. Riotvan
    Riotvan
    Yeah it's fun messing around with those kits. Too bad i don't have much i need gear wise. Phono or maybe a new amp. But that's a bit of stretch. Anyway enjoy your vacation dude :)
    Jun 24, 2019
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  6. elmoe
    elmoe
    Haha thanks, its long overdue ;)
    Jun 24, 2019
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  7. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    Reminds me of when I was a kid, my mom built a Heathkit Zenith 500W power amplifier. Sounded nice, I used it for years. Forgot whatever happened to it.
    Jun 24, 2019
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  8. elmoe
    elmoe
    Your mom built a power amp? That sounds like a fun childhood.
    Jun 24, 2019
  9. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    My mom was a Rockwell-certified solderer and wire-wrapper! Lots of electronics work in Dallas in the 70's-80's. Heck, there's still a lot here but of course now it's all wave soldered SMD stuff.
    Jun 24, 2019