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Offline xcortes

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Soul Sister Question
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:20:16 AM »
The 5670 version of the SS shows the tube at 150V plate, 9.5mA and 3.2V bias (332 ohm cathode resistor). All is good 'til I take a look at the 5670 charts that show that at 150V and 9.mA the bias is more like 1.8. What am I'm missing?
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 11:49:09 AM »
Man, that is going waaaay back. I can't begin to remember where the numbers came from. Truth be told I can't even remember what tubes I ran in mine. It's imaginable that there is an error in the plate current figure on the schemo. I can take a look after we get the archive back up.
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 12:21:17 PM »
I know it's old. I was just studying it. No worries.

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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 02:19:31 PM »
I made this preamp: http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,2477.msg19877.html#msg19877

I wired it as shown on the schematic then later I installed LED (HLMP6000) on the cathodes but didn't change the CCS.
I'd give the nod to the LED's. To my ears it sounds very delightful!

YMMV

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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 02:36:18 PM »
Just want to point out that the current iteration of this concept can be seen in the Mainline.
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 12:18:53 PM »
Wait! Where did the link for sexy Kiev dot com go? There were, presumably, many single Ukrainian models who wanted to meet me
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 03:14:05 PM »
Wait! Where did the link for sexy Kiev dot com go? There were, presumably, many single Ukrainian models who wanted to meet me
We forwarded all your personal information to them ;)
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 05:56:21 AM »
Is this what you had in mind? Kiev model 2A.
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 08:20:39 AM »
It wasn't but it is now
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Re: Soul Sister Question
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2020, 09:13:54 AM »
After reading about the Soul Sister/Kugelis proposed linestage in the Bottlehead newsletter, I began ordering and saving parts for the build. The first item was a pair of MQ Cobalt B-7 trannies for the output of the 6C45 tubes, and a pair of Transformer Volume Controls from I.A.G. which used Sowter trannies. Chokes to load the tubes and a dual power supply filled out the parts I was saving for a build that I had no time for. Good Luck for me at the Vancouver 2006 VALVE State of the Art Conference included Dan introducing me to Paul Birkeland, who was building Bottlehead proof-of-concept pieces for them. Paul built a beautiful enclosure for my linestage, including knobs a friend machined for me. V-caps provided coupling. This piece has been dead quiet and super reliable for 14 years of service, and a JJ 2A3-40 stereo amp followed, using MQ Co/M6 Pinstriped outputs along with a matching Eros phonostage using MQ trannies and chokes. Soon, Paul will be finishing up a pair of Jagers for me that will replace the Blumenstein Orca/BUF Sub combo that is playing now.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 04:30:02 PM by Hank Murrow »