Vintage Radio Dial Belts store container. Two smoked glass Edison bulbs in ceramic bases. Vintage style cloth power cord and plug. Dimmer switch for complete control over brightness in your man cave. $125 plus shipping.
I've built nearly twenty pair of speakers over the years. Many single driver, back loaded horn designs including the Frugal Horn Sachiko, Saburo and numerous Nagaoka Tetsuo models. The Frugal Horn XL designed by Scott Lindgren is likely the most successful full range, back loaded horn for it's size. The huge Sachiko double mouth horn, using a Fostex 206e has a larger presentation, but bass is equally as deep with the Alpair 10p in the XL cabinet. As with most single driver speakers, imaging is spooky real and the signal is incredibly pure with no baffle step correction needed. I built this pair using Baltic Birch 18mm ply and birch veneer. Internal wire is Dueland cotton insulated copper.
Kenny Burrel is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label. Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan have cited Burrell as an influence.
This two input tube buffered volume control utilizes a GE brand JAN 5670 tube and a Alps blue velvet volume pot. Adds switching between two inputs and passive volume control with the benefits of tube warmth and bloom.
Bobby Strayhorn was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger, best remembered for his long-time collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington that lasted nearly three decades.
Features of this build include: Made in USA powder coated aluminum enclosure, soft maple wood faceplate with vintage domed shaped glass panel meter, Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated 4n purity copper output wire, Belden brilliance shielded copper input wire, REAN RCA connectors and Solen brand five way binding posts. 20 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 40 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
The back of this amp is the same as the "Syndney Bechet" amp below. The "Buddy Bolden" amp has a solid walnut wood faceplate, black powder coated aluminum enclosure, United States Navy stamped WWII vintage Western Electric panel meter, Schottkey high speed rectifier diodes, Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors, R-Core transformer and Dueland cotton insulated high purity copper output wire. A one of a kind hand built amplifier that is sure to be an heirloom piece.
Some of the features of this build include: Machined aluminum enclosure, R-Core Transformer, High Speed Rectifier Diodes, Nichicon Muse capacitors, Dueland output wire, Alps volume pot, REAN RCA connectors, Solen brand gold plated brass binding posts and two inputs.
Beautiful mahogany wood faceplate with a U.S. Navy surplus panel meter. All the usual audiophile bits including Nichicon Fine Gold caps, R core transformer and Jupiter Condenser high purity copper wire.
Solid Maple wood faceplate with working vintage panel meter. Three inputs with Alps selector switch and Alps volume pot. Solen gold plated brass binding posts. REAN RCA connectors. Belden shielded input wire and Dueland 20ga. cotton insulated copper output wire. Nichicon Gold Tune and Nichicon Muse capacitors. Copper shielded, high purity copper R core transformer. Made in USA black anodized aluminum enclosure. Comments from the owner. “It sounds fantastic...and the build quality is insane....I’m sure I’ll be buying from you again.”
Made in USA aluminum 12"x12"x5" enclosure with working 3.5" vintage Weston micro amperes panel meter. (Needle moves to center when on) This two input TPA3116D2 integrated amplifier sports Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors. HEXFRED bridge rectifier, copper shielded R-Core transformer, Alps Blue Velvet volume pot, heavy duty, copper coated brass binding posts, gold plated IEC input connector, fully shielded copper input wire and Dueland brand cotton insulated high purity copper output wire.
40 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
11"x8.5" Approximately 20 watts per channel into 8 ohm. 40 watts into 4 ohms.
Built with an oversized R core transformer, HEXFRED high speed bridge rectifier, Nichicon gold tune and Nichicon fine gold power supply capacitors, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated high purity copper output wire, heavy duty gold plated binding posts, REAN gold plated RCA connectors,
side mounted heavy duty power switch and real walnut veneer accent on the front panel.
Feedback from owner: "What a fantastic amp and value! I hooked it up in my main system which utilizes extremely expensive full range horns (Avant-Garde) and the little Fleawatt amp was competitive with much more expensive amps I have on hand."
Built in December 2019. This build includes an extra large R-Core transformer with a large capacitance regulated power supply, Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, Alps blue velvet volume pot, AC input filter, machined brass Fender guitar knobs, gold plated connectors, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated high purity copper output wire, fully shielded copper input wire and a working vintage panel meter.
Owner Comments: "Just got the amp and connected it up to my Omega speakers. The sound is smooth and clean...the way I like it. Thanks for building the amp."
Made in the USA 12"x12"x4.25" Par-Metal brand aluminum enclosure, working vintage analog panel meter, two inputs with rear panel mounted toggle selector switch, R Core transformer with LT1083 regulated DC power supply, IEC AC Filter, 1000uf 25V Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, Alps Blue Velvet volume pot, gold plated hardware, Jupiter Condenser Company cotton insulated, high purity copper output wiring, and fully shielded Belden Brilliance input wire.
This build includes Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, real walnut veneer, Alps Blue Velvet volume potentiometer, Jupiter Condenser Corp cotton insulated 6N high purity wire, neoprene circuit board isolation, gold plated connectors and an external power supply.
This amplifier was built with a large EI Transformer, Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors throughout, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated 6N copper output wiring, Belden Brilliance input wire, audiophile quality Solen & Rean brand gold plated connectors and an Alps Blue Velvet volume pot. This aluminum enclosure was a "test mule" enclosure for various parts I've tried together over the last three or four years, making it a "B" stock amp now in it's final iteration.
Just as a Chef must tweak a recipe and find high quality ingredients that work well together, amplifier outcome can benefit from similar experimentation. Alas, a great sounding mixture of ingredients develops into a delicious sounding amplifier.