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Another look at the white 2uF/600V Sprague cap.
A closeup of an Ixys 500V/20A n-channel depletion mode Mosfet run in a DC heater supply.
One of the lateral heatsinks which penetrate the belly pan to vent directly into the room.
Heat-sinked Dale power resistors and Dearborn film caps.
One Western Electric VT-52 and in the background one Sylvania 80 rectifier and two denuded Siemens C3m.
Yamamoto's famous precision meter with bezel ring showing proper 40mA bias current; and output tube selector.
As expected from prior reviews, the Yamamoto SoundCraft A-010 amplifier is once again built to uncompromising standards the old-fashioned way - by hand and with strict attention to small details. The designer and builder of my custom Kaivalya monos took one look at these photos and simply said "exceptionally well made". Compared to the A-08S and A-09S 45 and 300B models I've previously written up, this model obviously benefited from extra care to stabilize and beef up its power supply. Given that an amp is nothing but a modulated power supply, this boded well for the listening impressions.