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Message started by Andy831 on 04/17/07 at 07:18:57

Title: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by Andy831 on 04/17/07 at 07:18:57

Found this while browsing Ebay.co.uk

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EL84-SET-amp-with-Decware-output-txs-and-Mullard-EL84_W0QQitemZ180107106574QQihZ008QQcategoryZ39997QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The guy seems to be suggesting its been highly modified with quality components and has been built in a "Hammond Chassis"..... Looks like a stock Select chassis to me with a lump of wood stuck to the front.

Perhaps some of you guys with a lot more electronic knowledge would comment about the supposedly upgraded electronics, and perhaps what it might sound like?

Is it worth a bid at $300?

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by rayd on 04/17/07 at 10:12:36

From eBay ad:


Quote:
"I’ve now built a version of the SE84CS using these transformers and other very high quality parts. This is a 240v UK/Euro version with Hammond 372FX mains transformer..."


Looks interesting. I don't think it's one of Decware's (Steve's) amps. I think eBay Steve cloned the design a bit and built it in a new chassis (if I read between the lines right). It certainly looks like a new chassis. Different color and speaker binding post placement than the "C". No direct inputs like the "CS". Jumbo toggles. Volume on front. Might be worth a shot. Design looks robust. Certainly "looks" like it might sound good. Not sure about the wood though. I could pass on that  ;D

Legacy Select:
http://www.decware.com/Select/zbacksm.jpg" alt="" border="0" />

"C":

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by Rap on 04/17/07 at 14:14:53

That chassis is much wider and deeper than the stock one(just look at the distance between the opt's. I like the addition of the power choke bet it sound's good.

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by Crazy Bill the Eel Killer on 04/18/07 at 04:29:13

Hey guys,

Steve's a regular on EV's website, and he KNOWS what he's doing. If I hadn't caught this crazy diy disease, I would buy that amp in a heartbeat.

http://www.hawthorneaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=777

Cheers,  Crazy Bill                          :)

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by Andy831 on 04/18/07 at 06:47:20

Thanks for that Crazy Bill

If the price stays sensible, I might just do that.

Andy

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by KeithC on 04/24/07 at 21:04:01

Did you win it then?

Title: Re: One of Steve`s Amps?
Post by Andy831 on 04/25/07 at 12:14:22

Unfortunately Not, but it was worth a bid.

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