New Dennis Had amps


Dennis Had was the chief engineer/designer at Cary audio and is responsible for bringing back single ended amps in the US. Since his retirement he has been making boutique amps and selling them on eBay when he has one to sell. The Firebottle KT-88 is a single ended pentode amp that can take a huge variety of tubes. I love mine. He has also been selling a 300b SE amp. Looks like he has a bunch more models in the pipeline. 

https://www.audioaficionado.org/showpost.php?p=1068202&postcount=7125

There’s a huge range of prices ranging from the $1500 “Kleen Sweep” using what looks like 6bg6 tubes up to the $8500 PSE 300b amp. There is also a SE 46, 6v6, and even a 7c5 amp in the mix as well. 

It’s so nice seeing someone building for the love of it. He only builds what he likes and doesn’t need to make a living at it. Truly every DIY builder’s dream:)

isaacc7

It would be of interest to learn why DH left Cary Audio?

 

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@jafant I get the idea that he wanted to retire. Running a business is a lot of work. Now he sets his own schedule, does what he wants, and makes a few bucks on the side. Not a bad way to live!

isaacc7

 

Thank You for the follow up. Nothing wrong with Retirement. In this case, those faithful customers who built Cary Audio were left behind.

 

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