Tube Lust Page
Audio manufacture JJ Electronic, known for the vacuum tubes, also makes an extensive line of vacuum tube audio components. Seen above (from left to right) is their JJ 322 twenty watt stereo amplifier, JJ 243 pre-amplifier with phono stage, and the JJ 828 seventy watt stereo integrated amplifier. The JJ 322 employs two JJ 300B, a JJ E88CC, JJ ECC83 and JJ EM84 tube per channel and produced twenty watts per channel with a frequency response of 18Hz to 25kHz (+-1dB). The JJ 243 pre-amplifier has three line inputs plus a phono stage input. With an 8 volt maximum output, the JJ 243 has four JJ E88CC in the phono stage and two each of the JJ ECC82 and JJ E88CC. The JJ 828 wireless remote control integrated amplifier produces seventy watts per channel in "Calls AB" push-pull configuration. This unit features five line inputs and tape output. Frequency response is rated from 20Hz to 25kHz (+-1dB).
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Quicksilver Audio's 25-watt Horn Mono amplifiers
are engineered specifically for high efficiency loudspeakers. With approximately 18dB less gain than Quicksilver's standard amplifiers to avoid noise problems endemic to very sensitive speakers, and designed to sound good at the extremely low power levels such speakers require, the Horn Monos accept EL34, KT90, KT88, KT77, KT66, 6550 or 6L6 output tubes. With a 100+ joules power supply and power bandwidth from 9Hz to 100kHz, the standard tube complement is two EL34 and one 12DW7. The chassis is chrome over nickel, features an IEC terminal, weighs 30 lbs and measures 6" x 14.75" x 9.25" (HxDxW). The Quicksilver Horn Monos carry a 3-year parts and labor warranty.
5635 Riggins Court, Unit 15
Reno, Nevada 89502
voice: (775) 825-1514
fax: (775) 825-1552
German company Reußenzehn offers their V8 amplifier. This large amplifier looks much like an automobile engine! With eight KT88 tubes (four per channel) producing 120 watts per side. Using a custom made KT88 tube only
available to Reußenzehn customers help to make this amplifier a reality. The V8 is constructed internally as a monoblock including the two separate power supply transformers. The complete housing is handmade from Thomas Reussenzehn using highly alloyed 3mm brass material. This is said to guarantee good heat
dissipation while also providing vibration decoupling from the two power supply transformers by "floating" the power supply section on dampeners.
Reussenzehn Tube Power
D- 63073 Offenbach / Germany
The Cadence Audio Canasy is a hybrid solid-state and tube unit. Operating in "Class A" mode up to 50 watts and 200 watts total per monoblock, this beauty uses four 845 output tubes in what is one of the most sensuous designs. The rectification and driver stages are of the solid state variety. While there is a front meter on each monoblock, the biasing is automatic. The cool front meter indicates the "lifespan" of each valve. Frequency
response is claimed as 8Hz to 70 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB).
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After receiving your email about Horaces' amp, I
thought I would send you a picture of a line of 2A3
amps that I build. (I use Horaces' tag strips in my
These amps are currently being sold in Canada by
Falcon Audio who represents products from myself and EAR. I am currently seeking representation in other
Just thought you might be interested in seeing this.
Raffaele Del Fiacco
BTW - I think Enjoy The Music is a great and valuable forum, keep up the good work.
I thought that I would send you a nice pic of my friend's 45 SET amp and matching 6SN7 pre-amp. Perhaps you could put them in the tube lust section--that is, only if you deem them truly are lust-worthy. He custom builds this equipment for customers...
Here is the stats:
Thanks, and hoping that all is good with you.
Air Tight, known for their top quality
tube gear, now offers their new 300B stereo integrated amplifier. Using one
parallel connected 12AU7 in the pre-driver stage, a 12BH7 for the driver stage
and a 300B tube for output, this unit produces 8 watts per channel. While the
bias is self-adjusting, there is a glorious old-style analog bias meter on the
front panel for your visual delight. There are three dampening settings
(0-1db, 2-4db and 3-6db) to customize the amount negative feedback employed.
While only have a single input, there are separate right and left channel
attenuators which, in my humble opinion, make the Air Tight ATM-300 an
integrated unit. Output transformers are from Tamaura, capacitors are from
Sprague and OS Con while WBT speaker terminals are incorporated help to
solidify the very high quality music reproduction this unit provides.
17800 South Main Street
Gardena, CA 90248
voice (310) 329-0187
fax (301) 329-0189
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Seen above are all new tubes from electro-harmonix and Sovtek who
are under the New Sensor Corporation. The new 300 EH by electro-harmonix
claims to offer long life, top-quality construction with a 40 watt plate dissipation.
Their 6V6EH is said to give improved tone for those who are looking for a
great guitar tube tone. Each 6V6EH is tested to 475 Volts so to insure high
tolerances and long life.
Sovtek has long been offering audiophiles great tubes. Their new 12AX7LPS
has been said to be among the best 12AX7 tube available today! Some say it is
easily comparable t the the famed smooth plate Telefunken and Mullard CV4004.
Their new single plate 2A3 is said to offer a smooth, sweet sound while
providing a wide and deep soundstage. It is also designed for a high 5 watts
of output power as opposed to the usual 3 watts. This helps to insure long
life in properly designed circuitry.
New Sensor Corporation
20 Cooper Square
New York, New York 10003
The amp is a DIY special that uses a single 2A3 design with the Sovtek 2A3s, a NOS 5Z3 rectifier and NOS 6SL7 drivers. All transformers & power supply choke are Hammond as is the chassis. The power supply caps are 20 and 25 mfd motor run caps (like those used in air-conditioning systems). No exotic resistors, only a couple of electrolytics as cathode bypass caps.
This unit is completely point-to-point wired. The chassis, bottom cover and transformer bells are powder-coated. It's a great finish and really easy; just drop the parts off on Monday at
noon for painting, then pick 'em up Wednesday at noon ($32.00 :-) ). One of the special touches that really looks nice to me is the use of the stainless steel acorn nuts instead of regular screws and hex nuts.
This amplifier is supplied to us by Raymond Koonce (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seen above is not some $5,000
amplifier. It is not a $2,000 amplifier either. It is in fact a 4.5 wpc.
single-ended class tube amplifier. Using the EL84, EF86 and 6CA4 tubes the
glorious glow of chrome of tubes can reside in your home beautifully. ther
features include gold plated speaker binding posts and input RCA connectors, hand polished 6061 T6 Aluminum chassis,
Sowter output transformers, custom torroid power transformer and much more!
This unit also includes the rare yet highly prized headphone jack. The first 20 units
sold by these guys get polished finish as standard ( which will be optional thereafter).
Enjoy the Music.com just heard about these guys and felt here is a deal of
deals folks! Oh, as for the price... How does in kit form $499 or fully assembled $599
sound to your ears? Get it while the gettings good!
International Audio Group
P.O. Box 10096
Killeen, TX 76547
VAIC tube amplifier!
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Coming from the great genius of Alesa Vaic Vacuum Technology
(AVVT) comes their new AV 2A3M (pictured left). This new tube is a Mesh Version of their AV 2A3-C37.
The mesh plates themselves are not made of solid nickel, but of nickel wire. This tube uses AVVT's
"Open Filament structure" which is claimed to result in high
linearity even at the maximum output voltage. The AVVT 520-2 is a new version
of their AV 520B SLX. Looks like the folks at AVVT and tube-riffic!
AMR (A Music Resource)
700 Verdant Drive
Elm Grove, Wisconsin 53122 USA
voice: (414) 827-9800
fax: (414) 827-0876
Seen here is the Antique Sound Labs
MG-SPM805 mono monster block amplifiers. Using a tube compliment of one 805,
one 6L6 and one 12AX7, this baby can achieve 50 watts of output. With a
frequency response of 20 Hz to 25 kHz at full output power, the glorious 805
output tube is run in single-ended full class A.
Gold plated speaker binding posts and RCA jacks add to the visual beauty of
this black powder coat finished amplifier which also has silver and gold
Antique Sound Laboratory Limited
Room 2038 Block D
Wah Lok Ind centre
31-35 Shan Mei Street
Coming from my favorite place on earth,
Italy, Pathos has won a vast quantity of awards worldwide. Not just for
beauty, which their equipment oozes from, but also because of their superior
design and state-of-the-art engineering. Seen above is their Twin Towers unit
35 watt per channel stereo integrated amplifier with a frequency response of
13 Hz - 78 kHz (+- 0.05db). Using Pathos' own silver wire and many other
selected parts, the Twin Tower also comes with a wireless remote control for
ease of use. Quality, style and ease of use. We need more manufactures like
this! Three inputs and tape loop are provided for while heavy-duty speaker
posts handle your wiring needs.
Via Caperse, 129
36100 Vicenza, Italia
voice: 39 0444 911213
fax: 39 0444 919203
Here are two from C.R. Developments. Specifically, the Woodham Phono
pre-amplifier and Artemis amplifier. The Woodham Phono is truly a thing of
beauty with its chrome and gold front faceplate featuring those classic analog
meters. Two 12AY7 and one 12AU7 is used for phonostage duties while two 12AX7
and two 12AU7 tubes are for the pre-amplification stage. The main output stage
employs two 12AU7 tubes while the meter is buffered with a single 12AU7. Close
tolerance polypropylene signal capacitors are hand-selected for use within the
critical parts of the audio signal.
Each Artemis monoblock amplifier uses two Russian 6C33C tubes per channel
to product 35 wpc in Push Pull "Class A". A single 5687 was chosen
as the pre-driver while the single 12AX7 assists for phase splitter duties.
For those with a single signal source, each monoblock also includes a volume
level control. Speaker load impedance of 4, 8 and 16 are accommodated while a
high sensitive 1 volt input will drive the Artemis to full output.
CR Developments Ltd.
Unit 8, Craftsmen Square
Temple Farm Industrial Estate
Essex, SS2 5RH
The newest addition to CR Developments
Ltd. Woodham line is he KT88 model. This chromed chassis with gold accents
brings vast visual beauty in the land of solid-state black and grey boxes.
This is a stereo integrated unit featuring five line-level inputs. two KT-88
tubes per channel are operated in Class AB for 25 wpc (or you can mono the
amplifier section for one 50 watt channel). A centrally located gold-accented
meter helps to alert the owner of a faulty output tube as biasing in the
Woodham KT88 is automatic. Frequency response is claimed as 25 Hz to 25 kHz
(+- 1 db).
CR Developments Ltd.
Unit 8, Craftsmen Square
Temple Farm Industrial Estate
Essex, SS2 5RH