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Rovano
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'Junkyard’ SE84C-S
12/10/12 at 22:50:54
 
Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum and I would like to share my efforts in building a SE84C-S amp from scratch. In my junk box I had a pair of SE outputs that desperately needed an amplifier.
So, I started searching the internet and stumbled upon the schematics of de ZEN SE84C-S. At first I thought about purchasing the Zkit, but later I changed my mind and decided to build it in point to point wiring resulting in this:
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Reply #1 - 12/10/12 at 22:52:55
 
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Reply #2 - 12/10/12 at 23:18:34
 
Here is my first attempt: a half-an-hour-sloppy-one-channel-breadboard-version connected to my big power supply:




I was amazed by its wonderful sound!
Here is the schematic of my ‘junkyard’ SE84:




And this is how it looks from the inside:




The rest of the photos can be found here:


http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=UB47WU43

If there is someone who is interested in this amp, just give me a PM and I’ll sent you the schematics and drawings of the lay-out. Your comments and critics are also welcome.

Thank you,

Roland
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Reply #3 - 12/10/12 at 23:21:34
 
It looks good. How does it sound?
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Reply #4 - 12/10/12 at 23:28:33
 
It sounds great! I don’t want to be without it anymore. I use this little amp every day now.
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Reply #5 - 12/10/12 at 23:49:13
 
Roland, you have skills!
Do you have a Thompson gun?
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Reply #6 - 12/11/12 at 00:04:44
 
No Donnie,

I don’t have a Thompson gun. For what reason do I need that? Oh, I get it: my half-an-hour-sloppy-one-channel-breadboard-version-ZEN SE84C-S-amp. It didn’t come out of a machine gun, though.
But I do like your motto: Why does it hurt when I pee? Good old Frankie Zappa!
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Reply #7 - 12/11/12 at 00:49:57
 
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Reply #8 - 12/11/12 at 01:33:32
 
It's a beauty!
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Reply #9 - 12/11/12 at 02:04:20
 
Hey, Roland, nice job!  I wish I had those skills of yours.  Keep it up.
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Reply #10 - 12/11/12 at 18:56:18
 
Donnie,

I have never heard of Roland the headless Thomson gunner before, but I understand he is still fighting his war. I am another Roland fighting - with head, without gun - another war.

Thanks Orangecrush and Fireblade for your compliments.
Maybe you think you have to have certain skills to accomplish a thing like this, but this is not the case. Anyone who can handle a soldering iron and knows how to drill, can do this. Most of the work is in preparation and planning. Ones you have a plan, there is nothing to it.
So, anyone who thinks there are too many hurdles to take, I’ve got news for you: I already did the planning for you. Send me a PM and I will send all my drawings in PDF format to get you started.
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