Best DIY tube amp kit(s)


I am looking for recommendations for DIY tube amp project kits available from reputable manufactures. First and foremost sound quality; secondly cosmetics and constructability. would apprecaitate any thoughts and/or expierence for this subject.
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Take a look at Electronic Tonalities lineup. http://www.bottlehead.com
I would also look at www.audioelectronicsupply.com, Cary Audio is the parent company. Good luck
Atmasphere makes kits for their M-60 MKII OTL amps, and they are very well reviewed. The kit is the same as the production model...but much cheaper. Their address is www.atma-spere.com.
Good question! I'd like to know if anybody built any of the kits from the 3 companies mentioned and what was their experience.
I have built two of the foreplays, actually. One is a complete change of circuit: a (tube) constant current source topology, nothing new but I wanted to try something different. Sounds great. The second one is a much prettier (painted per doc's instructiosn) stock version. Only mods are dc on the filaments, gold rcas and the stepped attenuators. Very, very pleased with both. I like building these things. I have some fantasy of selling them off and building more. Joe
atma-sphere has discontinued sale of kits
I have the Paramour, but it will be a while before I can build it. I'm told that the Chinese 2A3's stink, but then I can always get better 2A3's. I'm also going to do a loop out for the RCA's, and an IEC for external power cord connection. I may even use silver RCA's for the inputs, if I can find them (Stage 3 Concepts, perhaps).
If you are looking for pre-amp kit, you definitely should consider Grounded Grid from Transcendent. Their url is: www.transcendentsound.com. I saw people were discussing OTL kits on their bulletin board, but I only found the pre-amp kit. Not OTL power amp kit. Also, I heard that Transcendent is planning for future product, and I am still waiting to see if they are going to have OTL amp kit.