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300B Single-Ended-Triode Amplifier

By | March 28th, 2014|Categories: DIY AUDIOFILE|Tags: , |

300B Single-Ended-Triode (SET) Amplifier Project

The DIY 300B triode amplifier shown below was completed by Stamou Tasos (Greece).  The 300B triode amplifier was built following the 300B single-ended (SE) tube amplifier schematic by J.C. Morrison.

DIY 300B Single-Ended-Triode Hi-Fi Amplifier

DIY 300B Single-Ended-Triode Hi-Fi Amplifier

For this single-ended (SE) 300B triode amplifier build Stamou has used premium parts, Lundahl audio output transformers and a DIY chassis. The 300B Single-Ended-Triode (SET) amplifier circuit uses a direct coupled 6SN7 driver stage. The output stage is a SE 300B triode and the maximum power output is about 8 Watts per channel.Read the full article

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FiiO X5 – Review

By | March 15th, 2014|Categories: Portable - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

You remember FiiO X3, right ? Well, FiiO shipped yet another great product on the market, the FiiO X5,  X3’s big brother.

I always loved the products from this company as they really have a very good price/performance ratio.

FiiO released some excellent products, especially for the price, during the last few years, filling a part of the market that was previously kind of empty. While the products were excellent for the price, I cannot say any of them were WOW material.… Read the full article

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Against Design

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: Oswalds Mill Audio|Tags: |

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In America, I think there has always been a prejudice, a resistance, to modern design. It seems to go against the national psyche. When you drive around the suburbs and exurbs, it’s almost impossible to find a “modern” house- new houses, or even just post WWII homes, are virtually all traditional in style and construction. Even in New York City, creative, well done architecture is a rarity. Most buildings are just ugly brick boxes. I’m not going to even get into the aesthetics of the American mall, strip or enclosed.… Read the full article

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