"Shortest Way" Amp Impressions (Simple SET Amp)

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  1. Walderstorn

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    Glad to see that my question had such productive result.

    If you don't mind a, probably, less than important question. Is black the only color provided? I would believe it's the color that gathers the most "nods" but i just want to make sure and i forgot to ask that on the form.
     
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    To open the amplifier, you will need to Unscrew the four screws at the bottom.

    Your first "Shortest Way" is really hard to open
     
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    Black is not the only color. Black matte color is the most practical. Other colors, especially glossy quickly get dirty.
     
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    I like that you're adding options but please don't make it hard on yourself.

    This is your project, keep up the great work!!
     
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    So may i presume that, when it feels right for you, you'll provide a certain number of colors to choose from? Like @msommers said, this is your project, so would i be right to believe that some colors will have an extra cost?

    Thanks
     
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    In my small powder painting workshop, there is only black matte paint and black shagreen.
    Not far away there is a workshop for painting wheels with powder paints. They have a variety of colors more. Tomorrow I will inquire about the range of colors and cost of paint.
     
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    Guys, I think asking about one-step-better pots and transformers is reasonable, but I'd suggest refraining from extraneous requests like paint, resistors, sockets, wiring, plugs, etc. etc. etc. I think that @Zampotech is already offering versions with better transformers/pot is nice enough as-is, and I don't want to cause undue burden by creating a lot of variations in this amp. It's meant to be a simple amp at a low cost, which usually means "what you see is what you get." I think we should count ourselves as lucky that we got any options whatsoever.

    Of course, @Zampotech can correct me if it is no trouble for him, but he might be too nice and humble to say no to custom requests. We should try to be good, considerate neighbors ourselves.
     
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    Fair enough, i will refrain from other non-performance related thoughts.
     
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    Question to @Zampotech.
    Should a sender get any confirmation that you received a email with the order form?
     
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    You're absolutely right.
    There were two surprises.

    First surprise. In the first three hours I received orders more than I had blanks for amplifiers.
    It took me a while to place an additional order for laser cutting and receive confirmation from the company about the time of manufacture. This morning I already received additional blanks.

    Second surprise. Almost all ordered amplifiers with ALPS. The supplier did not have such a number of potentiometers. They had to make an additional order to their supplier. This morning the problem is also solved.

    In parallel, I solved the problem with warranty and post-warranty service in the United States. This service will take place in Minnesota. There is already an agreement with a licensed company to repair amplifiers on the tubes.

    Now it is possible to order additional 8 amplifiers. There will also be backup amplifiers for exchange in warranty cases.

    Today I will recalculate all orders again, and send a confirmation of manufacture.

    I apologize to everyone who's worried.
     
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    I sent everyone an order confirmation.
    If you have ordered, but have not received confirmation, please send the order again.
     
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    Got your confirmation email mate. Thanks
     
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    @Zampotech Any updates on the amp? Just curious!
     
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    Everything's fine. Showing the world a new amplifier


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    In the photo, a version with a conventional potentiometer. The ALPS version has a different knobs.


    The sale will start tomorrow
     
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    omg I LOVE the cat stretching :) so cute
     
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    Awesome! Looks great!
     
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    sorry, that feline is the only part of the amp that reduces the professional appearance.
     
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    Not so. "Manufactured for SBAF members only" is another sign that it'll never be taken seriously by 'professional' audiophiles.

    Which, to forestall any confusion, is IMO just fine.
     
  19. Zampotech

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    I've considered that option. Two panel options will be provided

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    ^—genius feature for the win!
     

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