Author Topic: Hey tube amp fans...  (Read 8138 times)

WEEZ

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Hey tube amp fans...
« on: January 30, 2007, 12:54:57 PM »
...stumbled across this site:

www.idealinnovations.biz

Stock and custom amplifiers at reasonable prices...

WEEZ

miklorsmith

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 01:15:41 PM »
Nice!  I don't envy the "unknown" amp builder.  Especially tube amps are SOOO varied in sound that very few folks will take a flier even if the price is attractive.  Even at less expensive prices, resale is a major problem if it doesn't work for you.

If somebody trie and it's great, others might follow suit though!

WEEZ

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 05:49:01 PM »
I exchanged a few e-mails with an owner. I asked him about build quality; sound quality; etc.

He indicated that the build quality was superb. As far as sound quality, I gathered that the 'voicing' might lean toward the vintage sound, rather than a more transparent presentation.

You can opt for volume pots; multiple inputs; mono blocks; push-pull; single ended; anything you want.

WEEZ

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2007, 05:14:21 PM »
I have "half a pair" of the Classic-60 mono blocs in my showroom that were sent tome by a customer. He sent me one amp some time ago before personal issues forced him to put his concentration elsewhere. I will be speaking with him again next week and see if I can get him to send the other unit.
 I hope to be able to give them a listen soon enough before selling them for him.

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lonewolfny42

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2007, 06:46:40 PM »
Thanks for the link Don.... 8)

Yes Bill....post your comments if you get a chance to listen.....thanks ! :D

WEEZ

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 05:37:48 PM »
It seems as though the designs are point to point wired..so mods would be easier than with a printed curcuit board, right Bill?

The designer has been 'around' for a while..I don't think he's a novice.

If I had some audio "play money", I'd take a chance on one. But I don't have any at the moment  :(

lonewolfny42

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007, 12:12:54 AM »
They have a remote power amp on eBay...

WEEZ

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007, 06:39:01 AM »
Yeah, that thing is freaking huge :shock:

(It would drive your Timepieces, Chris :lol: )

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lonewolfny42

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 11:11:33 PM »
Quote from: "WEEZ"
Yeah, that thing is freaking huge :shock:

(It would drive your Timepieces, Chris :lol: )

WEEZ!
I have the two Butler amps for them Don....800 watts....plenty of power.  :wink:

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 06:57:45 AM »
Damn!

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 05:21:28 PM »
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It seems as though the designs are point to point wired..so mods would be easier than with a printed curcuit board, right Bill?

 When I get a moment, I'll snap a picture of the innards and post it here.
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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 07:23:33 PM »
Thanks, Bill.

I'm curious about your opinion of build quality; whether you think they are a good candidate for upgrades, etc.  :)

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Hantra

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2007, 11:51:26 AM »
Interesting.  I would hook them up to a pair of speakers that I didn't really care about.  I'd be terrified to hook up some generic tube amp to my speakers.

WEEZ

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Hey tube amp fans...
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2007, 03:28:48 PM »
Hey Bill (Bill Baker),

Have you had a chance to take a picture of the 'inards'? Or listen to it and tell us how it sounds? Comments on build quality? etc. etc. etc......

WEEZ