10 years of the Tubong Bastos

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10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby Jon Agner » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:53 pm

How time flies.... it's been 10 years since the 2A3 Single Ended Triode (SET) Amp, nicknamed "Tubong Bastos", came out as a kit

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Ten years has passed and It's still serving the purpose :)
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby onedown » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:53 pm

probably a good idea to have the tubong bastos in one of the rooms at the hifi show. both are 10 years old.
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby JackD201 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:26 pm

Has it been 10 years already? Wow!!!!!!!! Cute pa tayo noon! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby jadis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:33 pm

Congrats Jon. A milestone indeed. :clap:
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby dnk » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Nice Jon!

Sayang, guys who came in later didn't have the chance to get our hands on this. Since its 10 yrs old, perhaps a "re-issue" is in order.

Ummmm... The smell of burning flux

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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby Voltraizer » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:47 am

galing!!! ten yrs na pala yan jon
congratz bro! :clap:
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby hypertriode » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:41 am

Mine is still in kit form, un-assembled :-)
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby JackD201 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:45 am

It would be nice to know "where are the other Tonomen now?"

Any news on John Marco, Mickey and Arnold C?
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby Jon Agner » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:32 pm

Johnmarco, toobs, Mickey, and ArnoldC :)

Me, I would like to hear this again with Ike's voigts :).

Yes, it's been 10 years since the Tonomen designed this php 10k SET amp :). And along the way, there have been modifications introduced to this kit amp by those who were brave enough to build this amp. The design topology makes the amp flexible for modding :)
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby tony » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:39 pm

i built two of these 2A3's amps, the D3a was used in triode mode
as a driver and at 15 watts plate, you'd think you are listening to a big amp...
at filament voltage of 2.5 volts, hum was not an issue..
use of big irons really helps...

listening to a Norah Jones, you could hear her gasp for air as she sings,
something i did not hear on my pp amps...
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10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:41 am

Rene, bilhin ko nlang. Collectible na yan!
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:51 am

This particular project was designed by Arnold. The rest of the Tonomen (JM, Mickey, Ed, VD), sourced parts, auditioned and sold them at cost! The rest is history...

Most have taken on other hobbies -- wine, cars, guns, knives, kites, watches, cameras, (wala nang iba, promise)...but it's audio that binds us still...see you all at the hifi show.

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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby JackD201 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:39 am

Promise ha! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:55 am

JackD201 wrote:Promise ha! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


meron nakalimutan -- food! hehehehe :lol: la na :x
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby arnoldc » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:04 pm

JackD201 wrote:It would be nice to know "where are the other Tonomen now?"

Any news on John Marco, Mickey and Arnold C?


I'm always here, di mo lang pansin... :)





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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby detubo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:54 am

dapat ma display yan sa Nov 9.
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby Jon Agner » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:45 am

detubo wrote:dapat ma display yan sa Nov 9.


If there's an available room wherein this can be displayed, puwede :)
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby hypertriode » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:22 am

Hanapin ko yung plastic of parts bro. Yung chassis nandito lang ;-)

vintage_dog wrote:Rene, bilhin ko nlang. Collectible na yan!
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby vintage_dog » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:34 pm

hypertriode wrote:Hanapin ko yung plastic of parts bro. Yung chassis nandito lang ;-)

vintage_dog wrote:Rene, bilhin ko nlang. Collectible na yan!


kasama ata irons and tubes?
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Re: 10 years of the Tubong Bastos

Postby Gino » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:14 pm

I believe I heard this with the Fostex in Brines quarter wave boxes. I only ended up buying the Fostex. 10 years later I wanted a TB. Of course, it was no longer available. Memories.
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