WoxandYoung MK1 Amp

The Keel has been Laid…

Hi Gents:

Today is the Beginning of the MK1 Amp R&D …
The Breadboard has been constructed…
Monday, we will place an order for Output Transformers…


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That’s about the only parts that we’ve “Hammered-in-Stone” so-to-speak…
that we need to purchase for the prototype to take shape and construction to begin… The MK1 Photo Blog can be found, on this link, for anyone who might be interested in how the “Breadboard Amp” is going…


I have yet to work up a “Block Diagram” of the Amp’s circuitry…
The Output Transformers a at least a week away from arriving here…


We’ve been looking pretty hard at These Jensen NEO 12" Speakers
as the speakers of choice for this amp… P-A-NEO12-100 are the model number… They weigh less than 5 lbs. each…
That’s good
as the transformers could very well come in at some 40 plus pounds… We’ll need to wait to see how the inital “Breadboard Amp” preforms so we can get an accurate assessment of the transformer weight…


Steady-as-it-Goes…








Bill…

Nice one Bill. Are you sticking a spring-verb in?

40 lbs of transformers?
:laugh:

Have you purchased stuff from antique Electronic Supply before?
I’ve purchased a number of things from them over the years.
Very good service, nice people.
:agree:

This looks kind of neat:

http://www.tubesandmore.com/scripts…-MOD101

Back Again:

My creativity is working at some “Light Speed”… Will I ever survive, all this ?



Thanks for the replies Gents…
The “DOOR” is wide open to suggestions as to what this amp should look like and what features it should have…


I’ve been working on the Breadboard component layout AND I’ve come up with this Image…
So far it seems to be looking something like this…
I need to find some kind of software that I can manipulate and edit easily…
I’m using
PAINT
for this and IT don’t like me…
:)
:laugh:
:p


Here’s what the layout looks like, so far… As you can see…
The lower area of the Breadboard is reserved for the Input… E.Q. … Effects Send-and-Receive and as-yet circuitry to be decided…
????
The Power supply and Driver/Phase and Output Circuits are pretty much straight forward…
Well…??
The Power Supply can either be “Tube Rectified” or be “Diode Supplied” with “Diode Plug(s)”…
As you can see…
That Power Supply Transformer needs to be “PorkY” enough to supply both Amps…




As you can see, I’m AND I think I’m writing the “Amp’s Concept” AND the Designer’s Concept"
As-It-Goes…
hehehe…
Anyway…



Breadboard Image Layout


I’ve noticed that the Boutique/Vintage Amp Manufacturers seem to by-pass any Tank Reverb circuit added to their designs… To Me, a spring tank is almost “Standard Equipment” for an Instrument Amp…

As I began to search out Reverb Tanks to add to the parts list I don’t see any place that stocks the Acutronic Spring Tanks…
I know they should be available somewhere…
I wonder if the Acutronic Company still exist????
I see lots of Knock Offs to those tanks…
BUT the Acutronic tanks are the “Standard” acceptable tanks…




40 lbs of Iron could be the “Stumbling Block” for this whole idea…
We all know…
If we are unable to pick this Machine up, it’s no-good if it’s (The Amp) is only gonna sit in the closet…







Bill…


Oh Yes…
Antique Electronic Supply knows who we are…
Bob and the owner ?..
Bob has been on the phone with him several times…
We’ve received shipments from them in the past…
I have managed to stay at arm’s length from him, up till now…
I don’t want to P**** him off…
hehehe… ALSO, There’s a place in the Carolina’s ??
We have dealt with that place, as well…
Bob is the guy that requisitions material-and-parts and all…

Hi TomS:

That’s a Beautiful Amp… :)


What are they asking for that kit?



Today, we ordered the output transformers for the Breadboard Chassis…
They are the Hammond 1750M…
They should be here by this time next week…
We’ll see…


There is nothing to add to the photo blog…




Bill…

Quote: (woxnerw @ Apr. 25 2011, 1:45 PM)

Hi TomS:

That's a Beautiful Amp.. :)


What are they asking for that kit?



Today, we ordered the output transformers for the Breadboard Chassis..
They are the Hammond 1750M..
They should be here by this time next week..
We'll see..


There is nothing to add to the photo blog..




Bill..

$495 USA dollars. I tell you, I'd really like to give it a try. :)