See the new SE 2A3 amp.
See the new SE 300B amp
My interest in the tube
hi-fi hobby started about 20 years ago when I was lucky enough to find a
just-serviced pair of McIntosh MC30 amplifiers and a Scott 130 preamp and 330C tuner
at a really reasonable price ($140.00 :o) ). I was hooked on the tube sound. Also, the system fit my
personality as a tinkerer. (Tube equipment is fun to tweak). Ever since that initial find, I've been
collecting and restoring. I've acquired another pair of MC30s and a McIntosh MX110 preamp-tuner
which I'm using as my "main system" for now. I have among my collection a Harmon-Kardon Citation II,
a Dynakit ST 70, one of the most popular DIY amps ever, a trio of Eico HF-22s (schematic), a pair of
RCA MI-12188 theater amplifiers from the Liberty Theater in Tyler (thanks to Jake), and numerous other
bits and pieces of audio gear. I can't stop collecting :-) I just acquired an Atwater Kent Model 60 table
radio from the estate of D. K. & Lottie Caldwell, who founded the local zoo here in Tyler. It'll need some
I built a pair of Al Marcy
Special quasi TQWT speakers using the Radio Shack/Fostex drivers (RS
number 40-1197) and some plastic-covered particle board shelves from Lowes. I was quite skeptical after
seeing the drivers, puny 4" things, but from Al's description on RAT, I put them together. To say that I was
amazed is an understatement! I invited friends to listen and they all looked for the "real" speakers. None
of us could believe what we were hearing from such tiny speakers. They are truly great with my SE 45 amp,
but can't quite handle the output of the 2A3 amp. Some better ones are in the works using real Fostex
drivers in the 8" size. I'll post some pictures and a review when they're done.
Here's some links to start -
more to come:
Michaels Tubestuff - Michael Appelt in Berlin
Bottlehead - good SE site
I'll be adding more to this
site as time permits. I have added the schematic to my MC30s and Scott 130.
If you have anything you'd like to link here or see here, please email me.