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 Post subject: Re: How does this Look?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:01 pm 
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Trying not to stray too far off topic here, but are Tubes designed to be seated in the Vertical Position, as apposed to Horizontally like this amp? I ask because I am wondering if tubes shed heat differently when seated horizontally and does that affect tube life?



As cute as those tubes look , they won't get very hot in what must be a hybrid
amp with heat sinks running full length on both sides.
My concern for that design , is removing the tubes would be a PITA as well
as risk putting pressure across the pin contacts likely spreading the grip
you need for good contact for those 9 pins. With good contact grip they would be
difficult to pull straight out so as not to F U the pin connector.......


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:07 pm 
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RobbieR wrote:
RobbieR wrote:
Trying not to stray too far off topic here, but are Tubes designed to be seated in the Vertical Position, as apposed to Horizontally like this amp? I ask because I am wondering if tubes shed heat differently when seated horizontally and does that affect tube life?


OK I just looked it up, some tubes are fine when mounted horizontally, others are not.


I know Anthem has one that horizontally mounts tubes, and ARC certainly has. I think some guitar amps mount tubes upside down as well.

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I often like gear that employs wood like the prototype being discussed. I'd prefer a matte finish instead of shiny on the top, and some style consistency between the dial on the front and the pillar caps which look too bright.

Please, please inform that there are NO blue LED's illuminating those tubes !!! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:20 pm 
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As mentioned by others, my initial (not necessarily correct) impression is that this amp is over styled....in a flavor reminiscent of a lot of chi-fi gear. It seems to be styled in the spirit established by Pathos/Unison Research/Mastersound. However, I think those Italian companies do a better job at executing such a design.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:21 pm 
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It's not as much their mounted position but that they are 80% (more or less) encapsulated. That will present an issue for heat convention and dissipation. If they are preamp tubes that would be less of a problem than if they were power tubes. They look like EL84s though. Just interested in how they are incorporated into the integrated. And also, where is the input selector? (assuming that's a volume control).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:25 pm 
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No Blue lights and this is the first one made and we will have it running in Montreal and powering the Soltanus ESL Virtuoso's. Zolton will be with us and I am hoping for good feedback with regards to the amp.
This is a small company that will do and does customer work. Once up and running we may be able to offer different wood's and finishes. Perhaps change a switch or knob. Once again this is the first unit.
I know not everyone likes the same look which is why there are so many different looks. Many people think a Porsche 911 is an ugly car . I think it is near perfect but hey everyone is entitles to their opinion .

P.S. The selector is below and set back. I will be supplying more info soon and a few more pictures to show the lower part.

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Many people think a Porsche 911 is an ugly car . I think it is near perfect but hey everyone is entitles to their opinion .

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That has to be one of the funniest things I have heard for a while, though I do agree that everyone has a valid opinion. Change the knobs to be a bit less shiny (read cheesy!) and use wood with a finer grain and I am sure more people would have positive things to say about it (though the comments regarding the comparison to Pathos should be kept at the forefront).
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Many people think a Porsche 911 is an ugly car . I think it is near perfect but hey everyone is entitles to their opinion


This is no Porsche 911


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:56 pm 
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Missed the point.

-- 13 Mar 2015 22:04 --

How about people that love and collect Edsel's or Citreon 2CV's. Neither to me are attractive but I would not
Insult one and I would like to have a 2CV.
Bottom line people have different opinions about looks and again , prototype . Looking for Input. As for it is no 911
how would you know without hearing it.
Think about. On paper putting the heavy engine behind thecrwar axles is a bad idea but once driven you start to understand.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:06 pm 
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Maybe it is styled after the Porsche 911 Woody.

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Hi Jody,

Not my cup of tea in the looks department however I did show the picture to "she who must be obeyed". This is a women who has no problem with me having enough equipment in the living room to start my own shop and I was informed in no uncertain terms that this piece of kit would be a " no go ". I still wouldn't mind hearing it though.

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Well, no blue lights is reassuring. I like that it employs 12at7, vintage tubes of that type seem priced more agreeably than 12ax7.

Best of luck with it in Montreal, I'm hoping some Cammers can stop by and check it out.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:50 pm 
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Thanks for sharing. I think it looks awesome!


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