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u b k 4th July 2005 07:46 PM

anyone built an la-2a?
 
i've got the plans and am ordering the parts. two things i'd like to know:

1 - i'm really good at soldering but have never built anything like this. how difficult is this for a first project, and are there any heads-up you'd give? what's a realistic time frame?

2 - any ideas on where to get a suitable chassis? does it have to be laid out like the original, knob-meter-knob?


thanks!

gregoire
del ubik

stinkybuffalo 4th July 2005 08:15 PM

thanks for creating this post because I am about to buy the instructional booklet to do the same thing and am very interested to know the details you asked.

Thermionic 4th July 2005 08:15 PM

Hi,

If you post a query over at the Prodigy forums you'll find numerous members who've built La2as. They even have residents who can build the T4B modules. One member has posted a high-res chart that you can blow-up, to show you all the P-P wiring routings. Prodigy even had a "rogue" member selling clones on Ebay constructed via the layout charts! I've seen several clones from the group that were indistinguishable from the real-deal to the untrained eye.

Try a search at the Prodigy forum, you'll find many threads, with some talking about mods etc etc.

Regarding the chassis - I once saw an La2a built into a toolbox! La2as aren't too fussy about the chassis, although I guess access for maintenance is an issue.

The biggest cost will be the transformers, and the T4B.

Regards,
Justin

Thermionic 4th July 2005 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stinkybuffalo
thanks for creating this post because I am about to buy the instructional booklet to do the same thing and am very interested to know the details you asked.

Make sure to ask the Prodigy members before you buy the booklet! You may find better, free advice to be had on the Internet.

J

sysexguy 4th July 2005 08:19 PM

Here's a kit.....you still need to source the tubes, tranny's and basic parts but the enclosure, meter and T4B is done....nothing worse than sourcing the hard to find parts

I'm very tempted

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=175

Andy

ShinyBox 4th July 2005 10:59 PM

As a builder of several LA2A's, I can say that that kit is beyond top notch!

Regards

ju

Soliton 5th July 2005 04:29 AM

Thanks for the Prodigy Pro link.

There's a whole new world in front of me now. Just got remember how solder and a few more things heh

But seriously, thanks. Looks very cool.

onoffonic 23rd December 2009 12:05 PM

i have built one LA2A in point to point with sowter transformer, nos parts and T4 UA, it 's sound very very great
i take the schematics from recproaudio
and i think built a second this year
Ben (france)