A fellow DIYer commented that I’ve less posts nowadays… Well, there’s nothing much to blog about other than the DIY L75 build, which took a long time.
During the same time frame, I was in Tokyo and did some shopping for parts. I visited Sun Audio in Akiba and got a pair of F-2007. I would have loved to bring back a pair of the F900 series output transformers but the total weight would be too much for me to lug around in my Tumi backpack. Not to mention deforming the shape of the bag which the F-2007 did easily.
I had the chance to listen to Sun Audio’s 50 Parallel SET monos (still not listed on their site as of this writing). These guys sounded really very good on small speakers and large ones too. They also kindly gave me the MJ Audio magazine where these amps were featured. 🙂
I got the Tone Factory high voltage capacitors from Andix. It’s probably the cheapest in Akiba as I walked around a few shops, although not for comparing prices, but more for taking in the DIY sights. Andix happened to have the lowest prices for the Tone Factory caps though.
I also got some 1k resistors with gold lead out. It’s some odd material that I though looked kinda cool. Can’t translate the japanese words and have not used it yet, so no comments on the sound. 1k can be used in most generic situations. Like perhaps a grid stopper.
And why “No more DIY?” as the title of the post? Well… sadly, I moved all my stuff into cold storage. Literally… into an air-conditioned warehouse. Giving up the room for my son. He’s excited to have a room all to himself.