Slowly I moved to a so called 'better' brands and when the DIY virus catches who thought it will come across a Sony?. Yes, just like the logo below :
here I've made a wise choice with the group buy last year, many thanks for my DIY friends.
Always a fan of single ended amplifier I could not wait for making the SIT amp, here are the build pics, enjoy..
Transformer is custom made, split supply 30VAC and 12VAC, here tried out with stock transformer, no good :)
Here trying out another output capacitor. I have good result with a friends JMB's 10mF elco.
After months of pleasure..finally settled with a truly multinational affair on output coupling. You name it :), Japanese Rubycon BlackGate F, Chinese Surong MKP, Portugal made Vishay Roederstein 1837, 'West' Germany Roederstein lytic, or German's Frako soldered by an Indonesian...
I wonder if Sony have something really valuable in next 10-20 years in this decade? We will never know, we are living in a very different time than the 2SK82 time. Is my DIY audio journey really ending with this SIT amp? I still have a pair of output transformer to replace the output capacitors, but this for another time ..a long long time :), thanks for reading