Small Amp Update: Britain

Since I last wrote I have been working on the amp and tweaking the layout to make it as efficient and clean as possible. In audio circuits, the less wire you have between components, the more toneful and noise free the circuit will be, and an amplifier is no exception. With this new updated version of the Britain, I am very pleased to say that I have tweaked the turret board until every wire that comes off of the board is as short and direct as possible! There is no extra wire in this amp at all! This update should make the updated version of the Britain as pure and toneful as possible!

Since I first posted about this amp, the spec list has changed with few more enhancements without any change in the price!

Here is the current spec sheet as of 09/14/08:

  • 18W Pure Class A Operation using 2 Cathode Biased EL34’s
  • Available Output Tubes for Class A Operation: EL34, EL37, KT66, KT77, 6L6
  • EF86 Preamp
  • 12AX7 Phase Inverter
  • Volume – Treble – Bass – Contour Controls
  • High/Low Input Jack
  • 4-8-16 Ohm Speaker Connections
  • Line Out with Line Out Level
  • Laser Cut Chassis
  • Filtered Power Entry Module
  • 120/220 Voltage Selector
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Clarostat 2W Sealed Conductive Plastic Potentiometers
  • Silver Plated Teflon Wire
  • Custom Wound Heyboer Transformers
  • Precision Cut and Drilled Turret Boards
  • Handwired G10 Fiberglass Turret Board
  • Stainless Steel Front and Back Face Plates
  • Engraved Stainless Steel Front and Back Face Plates
  • Central Point Grounding with Star Ground
  • Distributed Power Supply
  • Gold Plated Ceramic Tube Sockets
  • Mallory 150 Coupling Capacitors
  • F&T Filter Caps
  • Heavy Duty Carling Switches
  • 1W 5% Carbon Film Resistors
  • Genuine Switchcraft Jacks for Input and Speaker Connections

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