So heavy…

Got my variacs in today and hooboy are they big and heavy. Turns out I got the 20 amp models instead of the 10amp ones that I thought I ordered. These things are about 10lbs a piece. They’ll do the job, just hope I have enough space on the table to use them…

Isaac

Gahh Ebay!

Ebay is such a dangerous place… I now have bids in on several lots of old, funky vacuum tubes. Part of me hopes that I’m outbid, but it would be such a deal if i won them! I should have the rest of my audio building stuff coming in within the next several weeks and I can get down to building and experimenting in ernest. I do need some output transformers, but those will have to wait until next payday… I’ve got a pretty simple design in mind, a single ended 12av5 being fed with a 12sl7. I’ll have to do some figuring to get the passive parts correct, but that’s where the fun lies, right? Anyway, should be fun/frustrating just like any hobby should be:-)

Isaac