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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Nov 24, 2021
In Channel and Site Info
I think this amp might kick my butt lol. The main issue is, besides the distortion, it has no low end. Measuring the turns ratio in the OT, it's 50% which suspiciously is what it would be if it was a push pull OT. I'm trying to think about what else could do this but the coupling caps and resistors all seem reasonable and shouldn't be blocking the low frequencies. I'm starting to think these OT are just garbage...
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 25, 2021
In Introductions
I'll start this off with some info about me. First off, "Skunkie" is a nickname I got from a video game I play and it just kinda stuck with a few of my close friends. Using it as my branding was a silly joke at first, but once again it has stuck! I've been interested in electronics and especially audio from when I was a child. I got a Heathkit Jr lab as a Christmas gift and spent untold hours playing and learning on it. As I got older, I was into HiFi gear, loved going to the Heathkit store, Radio Shack etc. and just looking around. Sadly there is no big DIY companies like those that existed back then. My career for decades was involved with automotive related electronics, which combined my passion for electronics in a field I was able to make a living in. I retired a few years ago and given my free time, I was able to dive back into DIY and doing stuff that I love, mainly working with hands. I learned a lot about tube gear from reading books, reading online and watching YT videos, and am excited to be learning something new. Like many of you, this is just a hobby for now and I learn new stuff everyday. I think my passion is as much about learning as it is about what we are actually working on here, and I want to share that learning experience with others. This could turn into some sort of DIY company, but it must always stay fun :)
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 24, 2021
In Introductions
This is a spot for people to introduce themselves to the other members Lets all be friendly :)
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 22, 2021
In Questions & Answers
Hi everyone, I live in the US and am looking for options on output transformers that are readily available outside of the normal Hammond/Edcor ones? Love to hear about any others you really like.
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 22, 2021
In Show and Tell
Here is my DIY 300B amp I just finished. It was originally based off the common Sun Audio/JC Morrison but then I redesigned it as a cascode to get more clean power out of it. All of the iron was repurposed from an earlier "Blueglow KT88" amp I built. It sounds amazing!
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 22, 2021
In Channel and Site Info
This section is where I will post info about my YouTube channel and this site. This is also where you can drop suggestions for content and anything related to the channel or the website. If you have specific issues or problems, please send me a private message using the contact form!
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 22, 2021
In Questions & Answers
This forum is where you can ask question, share technical info and get help from others Please be respectful, save any snarky comments for the other other DIY online forums!
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Skunkie
DIY Champ
DIY Champ
Oct 21, 2021
In Show and Tell
We want everyone to get the most out of this community, so we ask that you please read and follow these guidelines: Respect each other Let's have fun, save the technical stuff for the Q&A forum This forum is mainly for showing off your work to others!
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