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  1. #171
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    Quote Originally Posted by netchord View Post
    is that an Icon Audio power amp?

    Looks like it could be (black casework, copper chassis) but it's not.

    It's a bespoke 300B SET power amp I had built for me by UK valve design guru Nick Gorham.
    Nick runs a big DIY valve forum and a lot of the resident experts pitched on its power supply design.
    It's a bit different as its 300B SET, but with (truly) state of the art solid-state regulation.
    The handwound output transformers were most of the amps cost!

    The Transporter sounds a wee bit good through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netchord View Post
    is that an Icon Audio power amp?
    Wash your mouth out with soap!
    Icon Audio amps perpetuate the clichés about valve amplification. I have yet to hear one that sounded good.
    They don't have the capability to conceive of, let alone build the amplifier pictured.
    Chris :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    Wash your mouth out with soap!
    Icon Audio amps perpetuate the clichés about valve amplification. I have yet to hear one that sounded good.
    They don't have the capability to conceive of, let alone build the amplifier pictured.
    Soooo....it's one of those secret amps whose name can't be spoken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in St. Louis View Post
    Soooo....it's one of those secret amps whose name can't be spoken?
    It's no secret at all.
    It's a one off custom build affair from the man behind Longdog Audio.
    It's a 300B SET, but it uses state of the art solid state power regulation. Consequently the amplifier has drive capabilities well beyond those of other 300B SET amplifiers.

    It's the best 300B SET amplifier I have ever heard, and I have heard a few.
    Chris :)

  5. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    It's no secret at all.
    It's a one off custom build affair from the man behind Longdog Audio.
    It's a 300B SET, but it uses state of the art solid state power regulation. Consequently the amplifier has drive capabilities well beyond those of other 300B SET amplifiers.

    It's the best 300B SET amplifier I have ever heard, and I have heard a few.
    Ahh, very nice. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    It's no secret at all.
    It's a one off custom build affair from the man behind Longdog Audio.
    It's a 300B SET, but it uses state of the art solid state power regulation. Consequently the amplifier has drive capabilities well beyond those of other 300B SET amplifiers.

    It's the best 300B SET amplifier I have ever heard, and I have heard a few.
    Hiya Chris
    Small world...

    Aye, the amps a good 'un, and getting better all the time with some time on it.

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    Hi Gaz

    Small world indeed.
    I'm pleased your amp is still hitting the spot for you. I know Nick is pleased with the way it turned out.
    Chris :)

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    My Transporter setup



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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton8000 View Post
    My Transporter setup



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    Is the Transporter the only source component? If so then that is my kind of set up!
    Living Rm: Transporter-SimAudio pre/power amps-Vandersteen 3A Sign. & sub
    Home Theater: Touch-Marantz HTR-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Linn sub
    Computer Rm: Touch-Headroom Desktop w/DAC-Aragon amp-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Energy sub
    Bedroom: Touch-HR Desktop w/DAC-Audio Refinement amp-Energy Veritas 2.0
    Guest Rm: Duet-Sony soundbar
    Garage: SB3-JVC compact system
    Controls: iPeng; SB Controller; Moose & Muso
    Server: LMS 7.9 on dedicated windows 10 computer w/2 Drobos
    Last.fm

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    A Photo of your Transporter setup, Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    Is the Transporter the only source component? If so then that is my kind of set up!
    Yes, the Transporter is the only source. The digital AES/EBU output feeds a DBX Driverack Venu 360 LMS for active bi-amplification and room correction.Amplification is a five channel Sunfire Cinema Grand amplifier powering a pair of vintage Carver ALS speakers


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    Last edited by Carlton8000; 2017-07-11 at 15:16.

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