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joeling 01-29-2014 12:53 PM

Yes

pstrisik 01-29-2014 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by joeling (Post 575212)
Yes

Ahh, great to meet someone else with one of Dennis' amps! Which model do you have? What do you think?

Tonight I will check the temp on the chassis to see how warm it gets and let you know.

pstrisik 01-30-2014 01:16 AM

Well, after a couple of hours, chassis is warm, but not hot. I can comfortably put my hands on each side. Warmer towards the front of the amp, but still not at all alarming. All three transformers are pretty cool.

joeling 01-30-2014 11:15 AM

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[IMG]http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa00f386f.jpg[/IMG]

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps15850a1f.jpg

Tried it in my bedroom study driving a pair of KEF LS50. As I mentioned, chassis was hot to touch so I took it off. Using a Leben CS1000P as its replacement.

Regards,
Joe Ling

pstrisik 01-30-2014 11:37 AM

I would contact Dennis about it. That hot doesn't sound right. I'm driving 8 ohm 87db sensitive speakers, not the easiest load either.

joeling 01-31-2014 05:43 AM

I wonder if he offers more models beside this one ? More power would be nice.

pstrisik 01-31-2014 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by joeling (Post 575766)
I wonder if he offers more models beside this one ? More power would be nice.

I'm only aware of a few. It seems the KT150 is the greatest power. If you go to his ebay pages, or search ebay for "Inspire amplifier" and check the "sold" box on the left panel, you should see 18 auctions that sold in the past. You can see his different models. 12 wpc is the most wattage I see. He has amps called KT150, KT88, KT66, 6V6, EL84, and 807.

I like the KT150 because it has the option of running a wide range of power tubes including most of the above.

My understanding is that it gets exponentially more expensive to build single ended designs with more than ~15watts while keeping up the quality of components. I think his most respected, higher power, single ended amps are the CAD-805's - very expensive to get that 50+ watts.

pstrisik 02-20-2014 10:44 AM

Been quiet around here!

I had an audio nirvana night last night. I want to use epoxy to freeze all of my settings just like they are now. :scratch2:

I have restored AR2ax speakers. I decided to replace the 40 year old tweeters with the experts' recommended replacements. Wow! Took a few days to tweak mid/hi level settings and find the right tube combos in my SLP05 - back to Sylvania Chrome Domes x4 and RCA Gray Glass x2. Combined with any tweeter break in that might have happened and my perceptual system adapting, last night it all clicked in.

I really love this amp. I'm now talking with Dennis about having him build the matching preamp for it - model LP-2. Will also be in Jag Carnival Red. Unfortunately no remote volume, but I will keep the SLP05.

Report to follow!

Jwhcfi 02-23-2014 12:01 PM

Cool. I'll be interested what your take on the pre amp is. I've backed off the SET amp craze for now ... My Treos are too inefficient and I like it loud. Maybe a bedroom system is in order. Keep us posted.

Speakerlabfan 02-23-2014 10:56 PM

:lurk: interesting to see this, thanks for posting.

I'd like to hear this amp.


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