Iron Pumpkin ; line preamplifier , SE and Balanced iterations

Iron Pumpkin(s) and other smaller vegetable animals

Well , it started long ago …. when I was really young(st)er, full with naivete and BS , came to pretty novel idea to make xformer loaded tube line stage …
Result of first tests , hardly optimal ( using two halves of 6SN7 in parallel and loaded with ancient xformer from vertical section amplifier of ancient B-W tube TV set) , I was blown with ‘till then unknown dimension of sound – everything was so alive ….
Later I made several iterations of line stage with same approach , being so proud for reinventing boiled water , until I got some xerox copies of Sound Practices , where I found that even in boiled water reinventing I wasn’t first ….. boyz from Italia already made Euridice preamp ; anyway , intermediate iteration was with two halves of 6DJ8 in parallel , latest one being with ubiquitous EC8010 and custom made xformer . That being even published on my old site – WOT preamp and battery charger

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Inhalt in Europe , again

Inhalt in Europe, again .

Matia Simovich – performing

Beautiful and crafty Nika Simovich is responsible for this poster , made for Brother’s adventure .

Proud Papa Simovich sent me the poster and few details ….

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Weather fine …..

Me and my Buddy – Valentin – making first kilometers with his newly acquired Spyder …..

That one is (still) stock ……. will do some customizing later this year …..

 

 

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R.I.P. Phaedrus ……….

 

Robert Maynard Pirsig

 

September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017

 

An Inquiry into Values – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Doing some fine TT work these days ……

 

Fine tuning of Kuzma TTable