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Offline BenjaminSmith

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Almost Completed Kaiju
« on: April 19, 2022, 02:09:24 PM »
I'm ecstatic with the way the kit has gone together.  It's almost there; I'd be listening tonight if I hadn't done something stupid and vaporized the two LEDs on the A side of the C4S D side board...

The build here is 20s retro/Greene and Greene. Chassis is of barrel stave oak (the color is from the inside of the barrel), ebony and rosewood. More glowing and underside pics when it's complete.
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 02:47:45 PM »
That looks great!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2022, 01:54:15 AM »
This looks crazy!

How did you integrate the VU Meters into the circuits? Is there any change on sound because of them?

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Offline Karl5150

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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2022, 02:55:18 AM »
Looks like some interesting design elements on the chassis plate, not to mention the base as well.
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2022, 04:22:35 AM »
Driving VU meters off the speaker outputs wouldn't be too bad.
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2022, 07:04:24 AM »
That's a beautiful amp!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2022, 07:48:54 AM »
Lovely, Ben!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2022, 10:09:14 AM »
Please, what are the black boxes around the transformer and the plate chokes?
Do they have a function?

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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 10:19:55 AM »
They are transformer covers and are used for cosmetic purposes.
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2022, 10:34:57 AM »
Ben, for a mechanical engineer, you are a darn good artist! It looks great!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2022, 10:40:18 AM »
Sweet!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2022, 01:07:33 PM »
Beautiful work!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2022, 10:36:15 AM »
beautiful!!
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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2022, 02:23:24 AM »
Wao…how does one hook up the meters? Can you share.
 The instructions? The wood work is outstanding.

Thanks.

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Re: Almost Completed Kaiju
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2022, 03:21:43 PM »
My next build will likely be a SEX amp, and I am contemplating changing the look of the facade by adding covers to the transformers/chokes and a little bit more.  Are there any thermal considerations I need to be aware of before adding covers like these?

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