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The TOWARIšč is basically a derivation from Triode Dicks "Everymen's
I mainly did this amp, because I had fitting
output trannies lying around,
the 6C4C tube's relatively cheap (esp.
the very reliable russian NOS/NIB versions)
and I always wanted to do a
SE to prove the underlying legends with this kind of
Dick did this amp according to the old tube manuals (Bias,
After I read an article concerning a conservatively
rated 2A3 amp (Sorry, I can't find this article.
It was from an
american DIY'er, following the tips of a japanese tube guru),
to rate my 6b4g amp as stated out in this article and used a B+ of 275V
I can assure you that it works.
You'll get only about 2.5 to 3 Watts per channel out of this
If you have speakers with at least 93db sensitivity it's
for a 25qm room if you won't listen
to techno in full blast.
Always when friends are visiting me, I play some (loud) music
In almost every case they advice me after a short time to turn
the volume down, because it's much to loud.
When I'm telling them, that
they've listened to 2x 3 Watts in the last minutes,
this special look, saying "What's this idiot telling me. He
wants to take the mick out of me."
How does it sound ? Very good - not more, not less. Please
to get "audiophile" phrases from me.
Towarišč is a very good sounding
amp with the typical acoustic properties of a single ended amp.
Like in all my designs I used normal components. All R's are
2W MO Types from Reichelt.
The C's are MKP Types and the Cathode R's
Bypass Electrolytics are bipolar types.
The output trannies are from
The main trannie is from HB Ampdesign and I use two
trannies for 5U4G Heating from Reichelt.
You can find their
Web Sites at the audio/diy-linkz.
There are no Hi-End Voodoo devices in there.
that the amp may sound better with this hi-end, voodoo devices.
it's sounding good with the normal components.
And this components
didn't blast my budget.
2006 - The story continues
Feel free to contact
me, if you have any questions, suggestions, comments etc.