Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

a 3W single ended EL84 amp for home, work & school

Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby highflyin9 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:06 pm

Thanks to Shannon for another fun and inexpensive project. This one features Elna Silmic II electrolytics, Koa Speers resistors, a Noble potentiometer, Cardas wiring, and Russian silver mica caps. Makes my Sennheisers sound great!! :D

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You'll find some more details here: http://www.diyaudioblog.com/2014/04/diytube-budgie-se-3w-single-ended.html
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby fiftyfivefilms » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:10 pm

Nice build!, so whats your opinion on the Russian Silver mica caps?..I've ordered some for a future project but have yet to give them a try..
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby Geek » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:38 am

That's aourrrty piece! (love)

Seems right to place it on some Victorian furniture ;)
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby highflyin9 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:36 am

fiftyfivefilms wrote:Nice build!, so whats your opinion on the Russian Silver mica caps?..I've ordered some for a future project but have yet to give them a try..
Cheers!

It's my first time using them, but I'm pleased as punch with them in this build. There are a few builders who feel they sound as good (if not better) than the Russian Teflons. I have another set that I hope to use soon.

geek wrote:Seems right to place it on some Victorian furniture

Thanks Geek, it's mildly steampunk without being overtly so ;)
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby Dk1975 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:54 pm

That's beautiful work
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby Shannon Parks » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:19 am

The Louis XIV Edition! Very impressive work and glad you had fun with the build. (y)

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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby Geek » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:10 pm

Shannon Parks wrote:The Louis XIV Edition!


There's a name for your amp.... Louis le Grand! :))
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Re: Finished my fancy pants Budgie SE

Postby lego4040 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:46 pm

So glad I found this, This is exactly how I would envision a hifi amp to look like. I havent ordered parts except board which I should have today and My Edcors(6-8week buildtime) That should give me time since I tend to build different things at the same time due to a.d.d. I come from the land of guitar amp and pedals so I need to learn which better parts work for hifi builds
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