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January 2nd, 2018 12:00
A nice comparison between mesh- and solidplate, directly- and indirectly heated rectifiers.
From left to right: RGN4004, UU5, unknown (British?) and 2B-400.
Valve rectifiers
So, the unknown (probably British made) is th  Read more...
December 31st, 2017 17:27
Yet another rectifier for trials.. This time with a mesh anode.
RGN4004 Telefunken
RGN4004 Telefunken
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December 29th, 2017 20:49
Replaced the (tiny) GZ34 by a pair (somewhat bigger) half-wave rectifiers.. 
CV235 CV187 U19
Looking good, matching the RV218. Soundwise these are a bit different. Voltage-drop in this choke-input powersupply  Read more...
December 26th, 2017 11:29
Reaching final phase.. Had to say goodbye to the KL70504 as the AL4 is a better driver, even for the easy to drive RV218. Some minor adjustments still waiting, but already best-sound-in-tha-house. Me like!
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December 24th, 2017 18:12
A report about an idler wheel replacement for my Garrard 301.
Audiosilente idler wheel
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December 16th, 2017 11:47
A shot from aside the amplifier mock-up: All Vlaartronic iron. These are very well made, silent and carry the tone in the music I like..
RV218 kl70504 Vlaartronic
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December 15th, 2017 23:43
These are really awesome triodes: Telefunken RV218 and Klangfilm KL70504. Enjoying the rich sound of these..
Telefunken RV218 and Klangfilm KL70504&n  Read more...
December 8th, 2017 11:16
Last ETF I had some wonderful discussions with Jac from jacmusic.com. During those he mentioned the newly released EML45B, which has a much higher power rating compared to the standard EML45 whilst still be a
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