This is an entirely stock build of a SLO other than the fact that i have outspecced Soldano on the Filter caps as they have a better ESR rating which will give the amp a cleaner and more precise sound!
Also the transformers outspec the old deyoungs that soldano used to use and are now what Soldano have moved to using in the 2012 SLO's the only difference is i had these custom made and they can handle EL34 & KT type tubes whereas the Soldano ones can only handle 5881 & 6l6.
Now for the pictures of whats been done so far. I am aiming to have this completed in another couple of weeks max so i can get back to my uber metal variant that i am doing.
Its just waiting on the deliveries of the transformers and chassis/headshell.
Also ill add in a little bit of extra info here.
The blue power resistors are Panasonic Metal Oxide these things are super quiet and can take a beating and have an incredibly long lifespan!
The other resistors are a mixture of Vishay/Sprague & Koa Speer Metal film for super quiet operation with tolerances ranging from 0.01% to a maximum of 1% to keep things spot on rating wise.
The coupling/decoupling capacitors are again Vishay/Sprague Orange Drops from the 715p & 225p ranges with the one shot also showing a size comparison of the 225p 1uf & a Illinois 1uf which i am undecided on using and have left the decision up to Dave. The Illinois would make things easier buildwise and have no tonal impact whatsoever and are actually what Soldano use in this position.
The power filter caps are Nichicon audio grade electrolytics with some of their Muse line thrown in for the bias & heater mods.
Oh yeah that reminds me also that there is one mod that i have done which is to elevate the heaters with a reference of ~43vdc. This lowers the noisefloor in the amp and also prolongs the life of the cathode follower as there isnt a massive voltage drop between it and the rest of the valves.