Part 1 about the 6GE5 Monos showed the circuit. In this post I am presenting the assembly steps of the amplifiers.
So far the amps which received the most positive feedback for the design are my 211/6HS5 mono blocks. So I reused some of the design aspects of those 211 amps for the layout of the 6GE5 Monos:
All the capacitors in the circuit are place in a single row on the left side. The 6GE5 output tube at the front in the middle and the 6AG9 driver beside it. Two separate power transformers are hidden under the black covers. Since the heater windings of the power transformer used does not supply enough current for all the tubes, I used a separate heater transformer for the signal tubes. The 6BE3 rectifiers are placed at the back side.
This is the top mounting plate with just the 12-Pin tube sockets installed:
Most of the resistors in the design are directly mounted to the bottom side of the plate:
All remaining resistors are soldered to the terminal strip.
Mounting of the power transformers:
Most of the wiring done:
Adding the capacitors:
The chokes, output and interstage transformers go inside the chassis:
The finished amp:
The two monos side by side:
I have been using these amps for some time and am very happy with the result. Power output is about 4W. Solid frequency response. As mentioned in part 1, I am making a parts kits available for these.
Iron set (power transformers, chokes, output and interstage transformers):
Mono block EUR 740,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 622,- (outside EU)
Stereo version EUR 1120,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 941,- (outside EU)
Iron Set plus oil caps:
Mono block EUR 860,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 722,- (outside EU)
Stereo version EUR 1360,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 1142,- (outside EU)
Full parts kit (excluding chassis and wire):
Mono block EUR 975,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 819,- (outside EU)
Stereo version EUR 1525,- (EU incl. VAT) / EUR 1281,- (outside EU)
Too expensive? Stay tuned for the entry level version of this amp with just a single choke and RC coupled driver instead of the interstage transformer.