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Amp Kit - Monoblock Tube Amplifier

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SKU: K-501
Item ID: 005337
Price: $124.95
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Tube designs rival the sound of high end audio amplifiers that cost 10 times as much! This kit was designed by George Fathauer. Enjoy the thrill of high end audio without going broke and enjoy the satisfaction in building it yourself. Kit come complete will all parts and easy to follow instructions. Uses 11MS8 Power tubes included with the kit. Also includes board for mounting PC board and transformers. Input Impedance: 100K ohms Output Impedance: 8 ohms Power Output: 8 watts per channel Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz Minimum Input for Full Output: 0.3 V Total Harmonic Distortion @ 1 W:

UPC/EAN: 609722133159

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5.00 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

I was surprised at the ease of setup! Like the previous review, I too replaced some components (power cable, on/off switch, volume control knob). There is some hum, but it's not too awful. It absolutely drives the speaker well (Eminence American Alpha 6A). I haven't had a chance to build a good enclosure for the speaker, so I can't give a full review on the quality of sound, but I am not too concerned about it being crazy high fidelity - I am replicating an antique radio. For similar applications I would absolutely purchase it again. Can't beat the price compared to any other kit I've found, either. Upon further tinkering, I grounded the black wire not to the transformer housing like the instructions gave, but rather to the ground of the three-prong power receptacle (not included in the kit, but something I found to be essential). The amp is now dead quiet, and it sounds great. I have no complaints! Thank you, AES!

noahandmac - February 8th, 2017

this is the 3rd set of monoblock amps from AES that i have built

they are fairly easy to build and sound great; and while only 8 watts each, they put out enough current to power most speakers fairly well

i change out a few parts: AC cord, on/off switch, speaker wire terminals, volume control knob

and then buy plexiglass to make a 4 sided enclosure (open top)

jack zack - September 21st, 2014

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