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Babelfish J2 , pair of them , for Denmark ……. (Blast from the Past)

Two and half years ago , my fluffy friend Magura asked for sort of favor – wanting me to make two (stereo) Babelfish J2 amps (one of Shameless First Watt Iteration by Mighty ZM )   for his friend , intended for biamping some Gargantuan speakers; after some time , we agreed about parts and everything , and adventure followed …..

They acquired heavy artillery – cases from HiFi2000 , Rifa caps , some heavy NTCs , Semisouth outputs , power On/Off switches , Cardas posts , XLRs , RCAs …. while mains xformers (500VA per stereo case) and pcbs with small parts and few other itsybitsies were mine to complete.

Then entire shebang was smuggled to my (non-EU) country and work begun .

Cases are 5U/400mm deep .

 

Semi-assembling and first markings for drilling and tapping:

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Papa’s Koan (M)2 , an amp for living room

As you maybe know , maybe not – I’m begging Papa all these years for adoption ….

I’m not exactly desperate to live in US of A , but idea of lifelong exploration of his Ark is sooooo tempting …… 😉

However , maybe my nagging is main reason why he is throwing me da bone here and there , to keep me busy . occupied , puzzled ……. and feeling not worthy ….. 😉 One of previous occasions of thrown bone is Papa’s Koan amplifier , pretty well presented at diyaudio.com in these two threads : Papa’s Koan ….. was Papa’s Surprise and Babysitter for Papa’s Koan .

One of these days I’ll put some of that info here , in my blog .

 

Now , it’s time for new bone ………

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