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  • Finally finished my monoblocks!

    It's been over a year since I started building these and you know how life can get in the way of our hobby from time to time.

    Anyway, Here are my personally assembled Dynakit Mark IV 40 watt tube amps with Dynaco Doctor Joe Curcio's upgrade driver and cap circuit boards.

    The chassis' and transformers came from Dynakitparts.com. Output caps are Sonicaps which really help them sound the best I've ever heard.








  • #2
    Nice.

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    • #3
      That's a damn good looking front stage.

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      • #4
        Nice job, man. I dig the off the grid pre.

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        • #5
          nice!

          need to get me some diy tube kits.



          Matt
          Still think Craig is in the "Chase" for that sense of humour. :neener 1:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve_vai_rules
            nice!

            need to get me some diy tube kits.

            Matt
            http://www.bottlehead.com/

            Matt, scroll down to Bottlehead at VSAC 2008

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            • #7
              i was gonna say that a few people had recommended bottle head to me..

              but that.. that... that.. is... beauuuuuuuutiful




              Matt
              Still think Craig is in the "Chase" for that sense of humour. :neener 1:

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              • #8
                Corndog71 recommended them to me a while back. I would like to give one of their headphone amps a try. Looks like the "Quickie" battery powered pre in his setup.

                but that.. that... that.. is... beauuuuuuuutiful
                Thought you might like that multi amped active/passive XO line array. "thumbsup:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tesseract
                  Corndog71 recommended them to me a while back. I would like to give one of their headphone amps a try. Looks like the "Quickie" battery powered pre in his setup.



                  Thought you might like that multi amped active/passive XO line array. "thumbsup:

                  Yep, that's the Quickie. It's a surprisingly good little preamp and mates well with those amps.

                  I gotta say Bottlehead's S.E.X. amp is an amazing headphone amp! Especially after I tweaked it a bit. The biggest improvement came from replacing the stock interstage and coupling caps with much better caps. It's so seductively good you have to tear yourself away from it. :cloud9:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tesseract
                    Corndog71 recommended them to me a while back. I would like to give one of their headphone amps a try. Looks like the "Quickie" battery powered pre in his setup.

                    Thought you might like that multi amped active/passive XO line array. "thumbsup:
                    I should get into headphone audiophilia. but for now my shure in ear monitors work amazing for when i am drumming and playing guitar at gigs and going for runs. i tend to just speaker it up other wise. but it may be nice to just plop myself into my own little world with some nice head phones on occasion. :idea:

                    and yes that multi-amped array is something to behold... gives me some ideas to concoct something really crazy... i got some cool stuff in the works though :) :stirthepot:


                    Matt
                    Still think Craig is in the "Chase" for that sense of humour. :neener 1:

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                    • #11
                      what happened to vsac???? i cant seem to find any info on it after 2008... :(

                      did it die off?


                      Matt
                      Still think Craig is in the "Chase" for that sense of humour. :neener 1:

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations, those mono blocks really look great! There is nothing like the satisfaction of building a high quality tube amp yourself...something about knowing every little detail inside and out! What tubes are you using?

                        John
                        Tweak City Audio WAF-1, Paradigm PS1000, Jolida FX-10 tube amp, Samsung Blu-ray, Beresford TC-7520 DAC, Apple Airport Express (living room)

                        Hawthorne Audio 101515 OB Trio DIY speakers, DIY Bottlehead Stereomour 2A3 amp, DIY 6CL6 SPUD amp, Rythmik 370 OB Plate Amps (in stereo), Beresford TC-7520 DAC, Macbook Pro/iTunes & Decibel FLAC player for Mac, Sony S370 Blu-ray (listening room)

                        Other stuff: Usher S-520, JohnBlue JB-3, MiniWatt, Glow Amp One, Nuforce Icon Mobile, Sennheiser HD595

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by InfernoSTi
                          What tubes are you using?

                          John
                          The driver tubes are JJ E88CC. The Rectifiers are Ruby 5AR4 which I recommend over the more common JJ and Sovtek. And the power tubes are Valve Art EL34. The Valve Art tubes are REALLY great tubes and amazingly not that expensive. I got a matched quad from tubesandmore.com for around $40.

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                          • #14
                            Nice work !:clapper:

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