Assembly of the 211/211 amplifier has begun. The metal plates for the internal construction are done. These will carry all the parts and will be stacked in a sandwich fashion. As mentioned in the first part, this time a completely new chassis design will be used. Even a new shape. It will be round:
The photo above shows the top plate with the tubes plugged in.
These are all the metal plates for the sub assemblies for the amp:
Cutouts for sockets, capacitors, connectors, etc. And screw holes for transformers and chokes.
After the parts are attached it looks like this:
These are the assemblies with output and interstage transformer (left) and the last stages of the B+ filtering. Oil caps for the filtering and ultra path connections.
Capacitors are mounted to the plates with aluminium rails on the under side:
Filament and B+ chokes are on the bottom plate (left):
The bottom plate also carries all connectors. Input transformer and bias resistors are mounted on the underside of the top plate (right).
The Connectors will be accessible from the bottom:
Stay tuned for updates as the construction progresses.