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  1. JoaMat

    Happy Birthday Kerry!

    Happy Birthday Kerry!
  2. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    I believe ver 2.0 is taken – Kerry’s shrinked smd…
  3. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    My T2 PSU differs some from the original DIY T2 PSU as I have a -560V section which is as capable as the -500V. So with this modification the only work the -500v is doing is to set the 6CA7 G1 potential. LTspice simulation I’ve done indicates that -500V at G1 might be desirable. But I don't trust myself doing this kind of work in LTspice. Below schematic: removed Q24,Q25,Q28,Q29,LED, R48,R49. Added jumpers between drain k216 and cathode 6CA7.
  4. JoaMat


    I had to open up the KGST for adjustment since I lowered the rail voltages. Four plain old good trimmers. My right foot for size comparison.
  5. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Thanks a lot George, but I actually have a small stock of j79/k216 myself. Living in the middle of nowhere you need to be prepared. Have been socializing with the faulty channel today and we are now both happy again. Maybe it’s more of a Grounded Grid with dual tube input and active batteries than a T2. Picture below shows the modded T2. No j79/a1486 at the output stage. Upper right the middle a1486 is missing – replaced with resistor so upper tube grid voltage is set by a voltage divider. If you have a well defined supply voltage you don’t need to send 2.5mA through a 27K resistor – I think.
  6. JoaMat

    2018 PCB Group Buy with TKD pots

    Happy Birthday!
  7. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    If running short of 2sj79 one could rebuild the T2 to something similar to a Grounded Grid. I removed j79s, 750R resistors, a1486s and corresponding LED. Works/ed like charm. Unfortunately right channel started to obstruct after a while. Perhaps this kind of modification isn’t appropriate. For the time being I run left channel to both sides.........
  8. JoaMat

    grounded grid

    MINIWATT tubes - Nice!
  9. JoaMat

    stax t8000 clone (well sorta)

    Draft of dual 6922 input (similar to T2 input), with current tunnel (as Carbon etc.) Voltage cross 2sa1486 580V and 700mW of heat.
  10. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Kerry, do you hear any bump or whistle in the headphone when power off with the servo?
  11. JoaMat

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Make your pick. Then Whitigir build the other.
  12. JoaMat

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I suggest a Sandwich.
  13. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Suddenly left channel went down – turned out that one mosfet 2sj79 had transformed itself to a PNP.
  14. JoaMat

    goldenreference low voltage power supply

    Nice. Like the 08N100D up there. IC1 is?
  15. JoaMat

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Reduced voltage on my “modified” T2. DHT by night.