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1  General Category / General Discussion / Tube Depot el-84 SE integrated amp sale - 20% off on: August 18, 2017, 01:28:10 PM
Tube Depot has their smallish Eclipse el-84 integrated amp on sale for $100 off ($499 ===> $399) for a limited time.  Cool amp with gz-34 rectifier and 12ax7 input tubes, two inputs and a maple cabinet.  I haven't heard it, but at $399 and simple operation, it may be of interest to some here.  Being SE, it outputs 3.5 w/channel, so efficient speakers are needed (like Horns  Grin).

I'd buy one, but I have way too many decent little amps.  Embarrassed

https://tubedepot.com/products/tubedepot-eclipse-stereo-vacuum-tube-amplifier



2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Helen"s pictures published! on: August 05, 2017, 10:55:06 PM
Great pictures!   I especially like the last one.  Helen has the touch for sure.  Smiley

3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Synthetic lubricant on: July 18, 2017, 07:27:59 PM
Henry, thank you. Is that the stuff Ed used to lube his turntable bearing?

steve
Steve, I think Ed used 30w oil in his VPI and it free spins for a very long time.

I have a heavy and finicky 44 lb. platter on a turntable and Slick 50/synthetic oil blend is the best I've found.  It was designed to replace one quart of oil when changing auto oil.  A quart will last forever.  I've used Slick 50 in a VPI HW19 and it seems happy.

I haven't tried the Tufoil engine treatment or their other products for the platter bearing, it may be good as well.

4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Synthetic lubricant on: July 17, 2017, 06:15:18 PM
Tufoil...

https://www.amazon.com/Lubit-8-Super-PTFE-Drop-Does/dp/B00JF9B66Y/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1500339989&sr=8-13&keywords=tufoil

https://www.amazon.com/Tufoil-Gun-Coat-handy-oiler-fL/dp/B01N9Z9LPA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500339989&sr=8-3&keywords=tufoil
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Synthetic lubricant on: July 17, 2017, 09:05:12 AM
What's your favorite? Needed for tonearms and firearms.

steve

Hey Steve,  I have some products you may want to check out.  I can't remember the company, but Ill look when I get back home.  One is a lubricant and one is a gun surface wipe product.  I think they are both synthetic and the lube is available in a needle oiler good for tonearm application.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Don Garber has died............ on: June 21, 2017, 12:21:02 PM
Don's FI-X was the thing that pushed me off the Horn fence.  Just the right combo of noise and cool.  RIP and thanks.
7  General Category / Hornshoppe Anouncements / Re: HornFest 2017 on: May 11, 2017, 12:00:14 PM
Would love to hear more about this little FU32 amp.

Also, there are two different FU32 amps listed on ebay for a similar price. Wondering what the difference is.

Hey Capt, it seems the more expensive one with the aluminum faceplate has better power and output transformers as well as better connectors.  Also, I think they mentioned a better inductor.   Smiley

I'd like to get one just for the cool tubes, but I have too much stuff.  Tongue

edit: You can see the deluxe model on Aliexpress if you scroll down and click on the picture...  The differences are in bold in the description.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Minwatt Deal on: April 24, 2017, 06:49:13 PM
I see it's down to $89 now with about $9 or $10 for shipping.

Only five hours left!   Smiley
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: ACA amp kits back in stock on: April 20, 2017, 04:28:32 PM
Hey Brooks, they do sell out but seem to be back in stock often.  Great little amps for Horns... really.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: ACA amp kits back in stock on: April 20, 2017, 11:16:55 AM
Here you go, but they are currently sold out.  Sad

https://diyaudiostore.com/collections/kits/products/amp-camp-amp-kit?variant=21206375620

You can click the notify button and know when they will be available again.
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Minwatt Deal on: April 19, 2017, 08:04:00 PM
Hey John,
The stuff I've purchased goes to Massdrop and then mailed to me.  I envision they receive a pallet and separate the amps into individual orders.  I guess it depends where the product is sourced on a case-by-case basis.  You could ask that on the forum associated with this drop. 

Yes, once the discount threshold is hit, everyone gets the better price.  I don't know how committing to the lower price works, but I think doing so doesn't count toward achieving the goal.  I don't know how to track committing to the lower price.

New tubes would be another venture.  Massdrop can't provide more than what is listed.  I bought a little Mini compactron amp two years ago and bought some NOS tubes on epay. 

Even at $100, this is a nice deal.  Amazon has this amp for $185.  Hope this helps...

12  General Category / General Discussion / Minwatt Deal on: April 18, 2017, 04:32:17 AM
If you want a Miniwatt, here's the deal.  It's now on Massdrop for $99.99 and should go to $89.99 soon.  I've used Massdrop and they have been reliable.  Killer deal on a good little amp.  Smiley

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/appj-mini2013-6j1-6p1?1=1&utm_placement=3&referer=EKJS9U&mode=guest_open&utm_campaign=Automated%20Daily%20Promotional%202017-04-17&utm_source=SparkPost&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Promotional&utm_content=1492423185158.548267646040883355032279
13  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: Truth with gain, closer to reality! on: April 09, 2017, 11:44:49 AM
Henry, Ed did that for mine. He put a selection toggle switch on the back. I love being able to switch from phono (TS phono stage) to digital without unplugging anything. Highly recommended.

steve

Yep Steve, in Ed we trust.   Grin
14  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: Truth with gain, closer to reality! on: April 07, 2017, 01:03:25 AM
Ed, put me in the queue for a regular Truth with two inputs.  No hurries or worries.  Wink
15  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: Truth with gain, closer to reality! on: April 02, 2017, 03:29:46 PM
Looks good Ed.  Out of curiosity, have you tried using that gain on higher voltage devices? 

Leave it to Ed to make something go to "11".   Grin
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