Since I was addicted to the sound produced by the cheap Motorola singled ended EL84 console amp, I decided to build an SE amp with more power. At that time, I had a few Chinese Shuguang EL34s on hand, I decided to go for an EL34 SE.
The chasis was made in China, purchased from a DIY supply shop in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. All trannies were Hong Kong made. Dirt cheap. I thought, "This EL34 is just a start. When I have gained more experience, I would eventually build a 2A3 SE."
Filament leads soldered:
The outlook seemed not bad:
These were the parts take from another tube amp:
It didn't take too long to do the soldering:
At first, 12AT7 was used as the gain stage, with 36K plate load resistor:
It could also take KT88. Of course not optimized for that: