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My Clone version of the Se84C-S
05/24/14 at 21:57:54
 
Just finish my second Zen Amp.
My first was the ZKIT-1 Great sounding little amp.
This one is point to point using online schematic and videos
I think this one already sound better and I'm only using my
Boston Acoustic Speakers Tomorrow I will need to try it with
my Cornwall.
Here is a picture of my beak in set up.

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Re: My Clone version of the Se84C-S
Reply #1 - 05/24/14 at 22:16:57
 
Well done, should make a pair of Cornwalls happy !
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Reply #2 - 05/25/14 at 16:17:01
 
Here is a close up.
Sounds better by the hour.
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Reply #3 - 05/25/14 at 17:57:47
 
nice work.

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Reply #4 - 11/07/14 at 00:11:02
 
Were these "online schematic and videos" part of a package? Or do you have a link?
Very nice work by the way.
I can solder pretty well but have a hard time drilling a round hole.  :P
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Reply #5 - 11/07/14 at 01:08:55
 

Very nice lookin'!

Someday I'll get off my arse and build a twin to the one I bought from Steve in '98.
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Reply #6 - 11/07/14 at 11:43:20
 
Thank You,
I just used the schematic and videos online.
I read most of Steve paper's online and use that as a guide line.
I order parts from different venders online upgrading the original
parts from the Z KIT list.
I must say that the first one I built was the Zen Kit with the board.
That helped me understand how most of it worked.
It does sound better than it looks and I am very please with it.

To drill a round hole I used hole saws a little more expensive than the cone bit but it does a good job.
Built yourself one you wont regret it and you will have much fun
building it.

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Reply #7 - 11/07/14 at 19:07:51
 
Real,
I see the schematics online here at Decware, but I do not see any videos.
I'm probably overlooking them. Can you give me a link please?
Thanks!
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Reply #8 - 11/07/14 at 23:42:30
 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL839EFF2CBD2672F7
Google Decware Zen Tube amp on u tube
you should be able to find the videos.

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Reply #9 - 11/08/14 at 14:57:28
 
Good looking amp, it will get better sounding the longer you run it. I have a SE84CS that I built as a kit from Steve in the mid 2000 that I still use. Just had it on line for about 6 weeks while I waited for my Rachael amp and ZP3. I had Zygi make a custom base for mine which should arrive next week. Enjoy and let us know how it sounds on the Cornwalls. Happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #10 - 11/09/14 at 00:39:09
 
It sounds fantastic on the Cornwalls.
I wish I could find a good schematic of the latest Rachael
amp. I would love to try to clone one for myself.
I know that my clone can't sound as good as Steve,
however I really like the sound from my Se84C-S Clone.
I just wonder how good I could make the Rachael sound.
Ho Well.

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