Saturday, November 28, 2009

Merlot - Black Top and Black Sable EL34

This is the first of the Merlot range I constructed. In this build all switches, controls and connections are on the top plate. The paint used is an epoxy enamul and forms a tough and textured finish. Modular design was developed in this first "proof of concept" build. Once again component-2-component construction was used in forming the modules.

This amplifier diplays all the mid-range fine grain clarity of the second build (above). A number of different valves can replace the EL34s used in this amplifier. Matched Black Sable EL34s are installed in the amplifier above.