Globe shaped Edison bulb mounted in an aluminum enclosure with a functioning vintage panel meter.
1950's style cloth cord and grounded plug. Copper colored accents, including machined wheel styled knobs and lamp socket. Switch on the back is the master power. Knob on the right is a dimmer for the bulb. Knob on the left moves the needle on the panel meter. Emits a gorgeous, warm light. A fun, unique, handmade piece for the office or home. $200 plus shipping.
Vintage 1950's "Speed Read" clock. Removed from it's shabby housing and mounted on a die-cast aluminum enclosure. Motor has been lubricated. New 1950's style houndstooth cloth power cord. A one of a kind piece.
Giant toroidal power transformer along with 4700uf of capacitance on a separate regulated power supply board. Boutique Solen brand gold plated binding posts. Gold plated REAN connectors. High purity copper, gold plated IEC input with integrated fuse. Kimber TCSS output wire and Belden Brilliance shielded input wire. Alps blue velvet volume control.
Vintage Radio Dial Belts steel box with drawer from an old hardware store. Gorgeous rusty/weathered patina that only old age is capable of producing. Ceramic sockets are painted with enamel to blend with the metal box. An on/off with rotary dimmer switch is on the left side. A vintage style cloth covered, twisted electrical cord with vintage style plug on the back.
The photos do not capture the beautiful warm glow these bulbs produce in a dark room.
This amplifier is hand crafted with high quality audiophile components throughout, including gold plated, solid copper binding posts. A well regulated power supply is set to the voltage I feel produces the most tube like sound from the TPA3116D2. Listening tests have led me to choose a particular R type transformer that I feel sounds the best with the 3116. The circuit boards used in this amp are insulated from vibration by elastomer pads. Elastomer pads on the bottom of the support posts further isolate the chassis from vibration. A highly respected Alps blue velvet volume pot, combined with my favorite hook-up wire combination is all part of the recipe. I'm thrilled this amplifier will leave my hands and reside in Paris, France. An amplifier built by an avid audiophile for a fellow audiophile.
This TPA3116D2 build has an internal power supply featuring an audiophile quality R type transformer pumping out 19 volts after rectification and 4700uf of extra power supply filtering. Fully shielded copper input wiring and Kimber TCSS teflon coated, high purity copper output wire. An Alps blue velvet potentiometer is graced with a machined aluminum knob.
Three candelabra size "Edison" bulbs grace this black textured 7.5"x7.5"x2" aluminum enclosure.
A 1940's vintage working Weston panel meter is encased for decoration. The warm glow from
this lamp can be compared to three candles. A dimmer switch is located on the back, which allows variable amounts of brightness levels. A vintage style toggle switch on the front powers it up. A one of a kind, handmade lamp.
This same style lamp can be purchased for $225 plus actual shipping charges.
Make your office buddies jealous with this one of a kind amplifier that is as much art sculpture as it is audiophile amplifier.
Lighted sculpture that doubles as a desktop, one input, audiophile quality amplifier.
Edison style hairpin filament lightbulbs with variable dimming my means of the dimmer switch on the top of the amplifier. (can be turned all the off with the same switch)
Chicken head knob on the left is the amplifier on/off. Chicken head on the right is the volume control for the TPA3116D2. 35 Watts per channel. Internal power supply from a high quality EI transformer.
Amplifier is equipped with a fuse and earth ground. Includes a power cord.
My first amp to make it to Hawaii. In my haste to get this amplifier shipped out quickly, I neglected to get a photograph of it. Thank you Randy, the owner of this amp for snapping a photo of it for the blog. This amplifier was built with an Alps Blue Velvet volume pot. "Blue/Black" TPA3116 circuit board. Premium gold plated binding posts and no power switch at Randy's request.
Here is what Randy says about the sound paired with his Omega Super 7 MKII speakers:
"Love the amp, great definition, even at low volumes, low end is solid! My new main and only amp."
Dual mono with Alps Blue Velvet volume pot. Premium solid brass, gold plated binding posts.
Rean gold plated RCA connectors. Heavy gauge die-cast aluminum enclosure for maximum RFI & EMI blocking. High purity copper, teflon insulated Kimber TCSS output wire and Teflon insulated twisted solid copper signal wiring. WBT Silver solder. Solid machined aluminum, powder coated volume knob. As with all my amplifiers, the circuit board is supported on neoprene washers for vibration insulation. 3M bumpers on the bottom for additional chassis isolation.
Handmade to order by a fellow audiophile with a passion for music.
Comments from the new owner: The amp arrived Derek. Looks great and sounds even better! Pic attached. Greater clarity, less harsh/glassy, and much more muscular/dynamic with my speakers
Loaded up with all the bells and whistles. Dual Mono TPA3116 amp boards for up to 50 watts per channel. Premium WBT style solid metal binding posts, three inputs with a boutique audiophile quality Goldpoint selector switch for maximum transparency. Genuine Peavey guitar chrome plated, machined brass knobs.
Alps blue velvet volume control. This amp includes a 24V 5A power supply.
Special note: The volume control on this particular amp is situated on the left side. The selector switch is on the right side. This was done to facilitate a shorter signal path to these particular mono circuit boards. If this is bothersome, this is not the amp for you.
Dual Mono TPA3116D2. Capable of 50 watts per channel. The fleas have been hitting the gym and doing some serious power lifting. Connex brand gold plated binding posts. Rean RCA gold plated connectors, Hammond die-cast enclosure, real exotic wood veneer and vintage bakelite style "stove" knobs.
Rotary switch is on the left and the Alps Blue Velvet control is on the right.
Solid core high purity copper wiring throughout.
As with all of my amps, the circuit boards are supported and insulated from vibration by neoprene rubber pads. 3M rubber pads grace the bottom of the amp for additional vibration isolation.
Dual TPA3110 mono circuit boards in a single chassis. Some audiophiles still prefer the TPA3110 over the TPA3116. It certainly is lovely sounding. In the BTL configuration, the amp is capable of 30 watts per channel with a 24V power supply. Around 15 watts per channel with included 12V power supply.
This build features a die-cast aluminum enclosure with excellent EMI & RFI blocking properties. An Alps Blue Velvet volume pot has buttery smooth rotation. Other features include, premium WBT style binding posts, gold plated Rean brand RCA inputs, textured black finish and real wood veneer on the front panel. The rotary power switch and volume control are graced with vintage bakelite style knobs.
$230 plus $20 Priority Mail shipping. Includes a power supply.
Unique, hand made, Dual Mono TPA3118D2. 50 watts per channel. Alpine white with black top and black bottom. Die-cast aluminum enclosure for efficient RFI & EMI blocking. When you hold this amplifier in your hands, it exudes hand made pride of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
This amp toured Canada and the United States to be auditioned by Audiocircle Omega Speaker forum members. You can read comments about the amp in the Omega Speaker forum on Audiocircle. The internals have not been changed, but I have painted the bottom and the top black since the tour. The Fleawatt badge was also removed for a simple appearance. Inside is a YJ TPA3116D2. Alpha volume pot and a combination of Kimber TCSS wire and shielded copper input wire. Solid metal, gold plated binding posts.
The amplifier includes an external power supply. $140 plus shipping.