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Old 13-02-20, 09:49 AM
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Yeah going to take a while to fully sort out, but once it's done it should look a lot better.

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Old 13-02-20, 09:11 PM
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4 Transformers and 2 chokes. 2 Sowter UA21 push-pull output transformers, 2, Primary windings 410-0-410V/3.15-0-3.15V/5-0V mains transformers and 2 VVT 10H 180mA chokes.



I've been planning to build a pair of custom monoblock valve power amplifiers in the spring. I've been trying to get around to building my own power amps for the last 8 years. Using a really old Mullard push pull design from the mid 50's called a 5-20. (5 valves, 20 watts) That might not sound that powerful today but having measured how much peak power I actually use from my current solid state power amp, it's plenty. (around 5 watts for loud)

Currently it's still in the design phase and is looking like this.


and a basic 3d render of the chassis design.


Once all the bits arrive, I may start a project thread on it. I've got a few weeks wait as the transformers are made to order.
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Old 13-02-20, 09:52 PM
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Good move on that UPS Dice! People fail to realize how valuable those things are, especially in places with flaky old wiring.


Got some new toys recently myself:



Optimus signature water block for AM4, with black mounting plate, nickel plating. Feels like serious hardware:



Micro fins are micro:



The thermal paste in the first pic is Kingpin KPx (never tried it before, heard great things). RAM is G.Skill TridentZ Neo 16GB x 2, the good 3600 CL16/16/16/36 stuff.
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Old 17-02-20, 07:54 PM
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Bought this a couple of weeks ago, but just got to it Friday.



Yeah, I know I bought a Bose one last month... That is going to be my center channel speaker, this is going to be the rears. I have a 5.1 pre amp that I am making mostly wireless so I don't have to run cables. You connect the output of the amp to this.



Then at the other end connect the receiver to the sound bar, hey presto rear speaker surround. I'm doing it like this because sound bars are cheap (that one especially so, £49) and that one requires no extra mounting hardware you just slot it onto screws on the wall.
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Old 18-02-20, 07:39 PM
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The input and phase splitter valves for my power amp project. New old stock General electric valves were chosen as they were actually quite cheap considering what "NOS" valves tend to go for and they have a good reputation for quality.

2x 6267/EF86 west german made
2x 5751 JAN (joint army navy military valves) made in the USA


EDIT: Output valves and the rectifier valves arrived today.

4x matched Tung-Sol EL34B output valves
2x Sovtek 5AR4 rectifiers
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Old 20-02-20, 06:13 PM
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Shot in the dark @ £85. Seller says it does not boot, just white text on black background. I'm thinking dead HDD.







Edit. Turns out I did quite well.

I5 3330 (could have been much worse, Sandy I3)
GT 610 (barf, that's going)
6GB RAM (easy to upgrade to 8)
240w PSU (could have been a 180)

And etc. So yeah, not bad. Will make a cracking media PC
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Old 21-02-20, 09:04 PM
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4x Belton noval sockets
Assorted 22AWG hookup wire
2x 3mm turret boards
100x 3mm turrets
8x 30mm capacitor clamps
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Old 23-02-20, 09:34 AM
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New Toy!

For anyone wondering, it's an X470 motherboard with IPMI - which allows me to access the BIOS remotely over the network. All server boards worth their salt have this feature.

It basically means I can shove the server into a press and never have to plug a monitor, mouse or keyboard into it ever again even if there's a hardware problem. An example - you can even flash the BIOS remotely if you stick an unsupported CPU into it.

No way I would ever go back to using a desktop motherboard for my Home Server now.
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Old 23-02-20, 06:07 PM
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One word: BIG!





Ender 5 Plus 3d printer. It's a bit huge!
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Old 23-02-20, 07:32 PM
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Ender 5 Plus 3d printer. It's a bit huge!
Ooooo. What's the build area on that? That's HUGE!
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