Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"Arabella" - 6EM7 amplifier on Acacia

Inspired to create by the sight of a beautiful Acacia chopping board I constructed this 6EM7 power amp. To hide the wiring and smaller components underneath a shallow Al skirt was fashioned. Larger power supply components are housed in a small enclosure at the rear which supports RCAs and binding posts. The amp sits on three polished brass cones.

  The OPTs are Edcor GXSE, power transformer and 20H choke, Hammond. The valves are NOS AWA 6EM7 from Holland and the rectifier tube, 5Y3. Arabella only produces a few watts of power but has a clear and open sound. The amp is dead quiet due to the large choke and two stage filtering. This is not only a beautiful looking amp but a beautiful sounding amp.