Realistically, how hard would it be

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  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    to build a home stereo amp, particularly a tube amp? What I'm discovering is that I have fine wine tastes, but I'm on a beer budget, so to speak. Tube amps seem to be incredibly overpriced for what you get. (As many of you know, $2k for an amp is still somewhat on the low-end scheme of things.) Has anyone ever tried building their own amp? Were you happy with the results? Any good links or books to check out?
     
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    Why exactly do you want tube amplification?

    They have several kits available, try this one: http://www.bottlehead.com/et/adobespc/Paramour/paramour.htm

    The problem is that it is only 3.5 watts each, not very much power, especially if you have inefficient speakers.

    As for tube amplifiers being overpriced, I totally agree. Even that kit is probably a bit expensive for what you get.
     
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