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More User Build

Do have a look at this gorgeous build of the phono amp.

A very neat and tidy build for sure. The pictures speak for themselves.

User build - Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build – Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build - Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build – Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build - Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build – Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build - Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build – Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build - Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
User build – Classique Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
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Another User Submitted Build

6BM8/ECL82 SE Valve Amplifier Kit installed
6BM8/ECL82 SE Valve Amplifier Kit installed
6BM8/ECL82 SE Valve Amplifier Kit.

Just received another picture from a user build. The 6BM8/ECL82 SE Valve Amplifier Kit was built and installed.

Hope it will give some inspirations to others on other ways to mount the amplifier! Here we can see the builder has turntable record player connected to an phono pre-amplifier, then into the 6BM8/ECL82 SE Valve Amplifier Kit.

Looks really exciting and well done to the builder!

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All Amp Kits Now In Stock

Walnut Enclosures for both ECL82/6BM8 Classique and Phono Classique.

With the arrival of the transformers from our trusted transformer maker Primary Windings. I can confirm that all our products are now back in stock!

Treat yourself to one of the amplifier kits. Either the 6BM8/ECL82 Single Ended or the Phono Preamp Classique and get in touch if you have any questions about them.

 

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Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

Christmas card 2020

Seasons Greetings

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year from all of us at Caledonian Audio!
Also a note to say thank you to all our clients for the support that you have given us all these times.

Don’t forget that we still have the 6BM8 SE and Valve Phono Preamp in stock that you know will warm up your living rooms and brighten up your long winter nights!

Please also have a read some brilliant reviews that we had of our two amps.

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In The Spirit Of Christmas 2020

Caledonian Audio would like to wish all our clients the very Merry Christmas and the most joyful New Year ever!

2020 has been a real eye opener and a massive challenge to all of us. So here is the hope for a much better 2021 when it comes.

We have released our second “Groove Factor” video in the spirit of Christmas 2020.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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How Loud is 1 Watt Amplifier

There is a video uploaded to Youtube by Pearl Acoustics that demonstrates this. This is actually quite a fun video to watch.

We at Caledonian Audio regularly received questions from potential buyers about this. Our Classique ECL82/6BM8 SE valve amplifier kit is only rated at 3W at 8ohm. Many people are not sure if this power rating is enough. Buyers are absolutely right to be questioning this. For so many years many audio marketing techniques have been focusing in the power rating. The bigger the better. (Similar to the megapixles marketing with digital cameras).

We can assure that the 3W amplifier kit that we have has plenty of power for speakers in a typical living room.

The video by Pearl Acoustics demonstrates how loud 1 Watt is running on 87dB loudspeaker.

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Things Are Moving Again

Classique – Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit
Classique – Phono Valve Preamp Amplifier With Passive RIAA Using 12AX7 / 12AU7 – DIY Kit

Good news in general. All our suppliers are back again and there should not be any problem with stock level. Everything is available apart from the Wooden Enclosure Model B, which we are still not sure when it will be.

We have also just received a beautify batch of the Model B Enclosure, which is the locally made walnut enclosure.

Please also have a look at some new content on the site, mainly the testimonials and the gallery page.

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Walnut Enclosure – In Development

Wallnut enclosure under development
Wallnut enclosure under development

Exciting news.

It is still early stage, but we have been working with a local furniture designer Namon on a walnut enclosure for all our DIY amplifier kits.

Namon, who runs his company Namon Gaston closed to Edinburgh, is an award winning furniture designer (also I have known him personally for more than 20 years).

The enclosure, with internal layout of 300mm x 260mm will be able to mount the plate that is included in all our kits.

A walnut enclosure would look superb next  to your classic vinyl record player for sure!

Watch this space, there will more soon.