The full, illustrated, story of the build.
I’m relatively new to this type of electronics building. I have made a Charlize T-Amp, and a modified SI – but these were simply a few low-voltage solder points and a case. SETs have dangerous internal high voltage, and the kit involves stuffing a circuit board with components and rather more scope for errors. The first power-on is not called the “Smoke Test” for nothing. However – nothing ventured, nothing gained. I can read a schematic (from a period in my teens), and own a soldering iron and a multimeter. I already (in the Charlize) have a very good amp, however SETs by all accounts offer a musical transparency and presence that no other amp type can (with limitations of course), and can set you back truly ridiculous sums of money. Decware’s kit falls into my price range, carries reasonable reviews, uses cheap and widely available tubes - time to satisfy my curiosity.
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