Thursday, June 23, 2011

The McChanson 300B SET amplifier

About 3 weeks ago I took delivery of my second McChanson amplifier. It's beautiful, isn't it? Look at all those transformers - more iron less glass as Eric says. I have been so impressed over the last 18 months with the 6L6 amplifier Eric Chan built for me that I decided earlier this year that I would venture into the mysterious world of the legendary 300B.

It's early days yet, but it's impressive, very impressive indeed. Big sound stage, great bass and a detailed upper end. Lots of burn in to be done, with the amp, and also the 4 sets of 300Bs I have purchased over the last 6 months in anticipation of the amp finally arriving. I'll be eventually writing up my experiences after a lot more playing.

Check out the McChanson amplifiers on Ebay.


  1. Hi
    Looks nice.
    Waiting for review.

  2. Found my way here from Eric's eBay page. Thanks for the reviews. I am thinking of going down the McChanson path to the world of valves, but would like to read up on things first. Can you recommend a web page (or another resource) that gives a helpful introduction to valve amplifiers? Thanks, Brett.