I just started assembly of 2 single ended 6CB5A amplifiers and will share the construction process.
Readers of my blog will know that I have a long history with the 6CB5A tube and always proposed it as an interesting alternative to the more mainstream tubes.
This time it is a fully fleshed out pair of mono blocks built in the floor standing tower style chassis, as used in recent amplifiers like the last Stereo 300B amp I built.
Once the bare metal plates arrive the assembly can begin. Here we see the 2 top plates which are mirrored to each other this time, and all the bits and pieces needed for the internals:
Mounting the tube sockets and some initial wiring:
The top plate with all parts mounted and wired:
The next level below the top plate carries the interstage and output transformers and some capacitors:
Below that another capacitor bank and filter chokes:
And on the bottom the mains power transformer and another 2 chokes:
All the sub assemblies of one channel:
Completion of the amps will continue when some missing parts arrive. Stay tuned for part 2 which will show the final steps of assembly and finished amplifiers.