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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by cugel, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. cugel

    cugel Member

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    anyone checked out kevin o'connors kits?
    they look cool, totally modular so to speak. you can mix and match and preamp -+ power scaling effects loops etc. you name it probably not for the beginner but maybe only for an expert but they appear to be the result of a very smart amp guy

    http://www.londonpower.com/catalog/project_kits.php

    feel free to throw in thoughts on the torrodial transformers he uses too
     
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    Bump, as I have Kevin's first three books, The Ultimate Tone series and they are a wealth of knowledge. I thought about ordering a poweramp and preamp kit as well, seems like a cool way to customize an amp.
     
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    i have book number 1 and to be honest its a bit advnced for me. a really cool way to customize indeed. i have confidence that his knowledge would lead to some great kits
     
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    cugel, did you ever go forward with these? I'm giving them a serious look right now, I've got an uncle that's an electrical engineer & circuit builder, I think I'll get a couple of the kits and have him give me a hand getting them together.

    I'm not sure which pre-amp to go with, as I would eventually like to try them all!

    I'll try to keep this thread updated if I decide to go this route.
     
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    Care to expand that thought so it's useful?
     
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    Thanks presence. I'm actually looking at Kevin's amp building kits, where you order a pre-amp & power amp kit. They have PCBs and components that you populate and solder yourself. Then put them together into a chassis of your own choosing.

    I think initially I will go without power scaling. I am especially interested in his GmX kit, which supposedly makes small amps sound/feel much bigger than they are. That is the main reason I want to build one of the kits, to see how good that technology works. I have heard from a few people that it's impressive technology, but I would like to experience it first hand.

    -Seth
     
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