New Around These Parts
- Apr 27, 2019
I'm a maintenance machinist for the city of San Francisco. I've been a machinist and a mechanic my whole life. Moved to SF from Milwaukee in 91 after being deployed in the Persian Gulf War. I grew up in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I rediscovered audio around twenty years ago and got on the buy sell merry go round. I took a diy class at the Randall museum and built my first piece of gear. I've built a lot of turntables, mostly empire replinths. My speakers have been Duke Legeunes Audio Kinesis Jazz Modules. They have been great for tube amps, a linear impedence curve and a good load. I came from magnestand magnepan but Maggie's always showed an amplifiers weaknesses and in the damp coastal air delaminating was a constant struggle. I've had a few solid state amps, krell ksa 150, coda, threshold, but they ended up not really being listenable over any period of time. I always went back to the tube rig. The Amp in the picture was built on a table saw leaf that I dug out of the garbage. An old audio friend was cleaning out his garage and gave me a Pl400. I bought all the woa bits and am in the process of finishing it. I spent some time on this forum and I saw the 700 was the one to get. But it seems the only thing woa doesn't sell is the iron. So I bought the underwater 700 off of ebay thinking I just need the transformer.
Anyways, here I am, just wanted to properly introduce myself.
I also was a burning amp volunteer for many years working with Mark variac. I used to frequent many forums but ended up spending less and less time talking about it or seeking approval from the internet for my viewpoints. I'm really here to work through my phase linear projects. Thank you in advance for your help and advice. Bill