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Chipp, yours was a Starving Student, I believe that's different than what Lipid is talking about. I think he's talking about the Millet Mini Max (Max mini? something like that)
nah, i mean the starving student, i just call it the millet min. lol should i be calling it only the starving student?
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nah, i mean the starving student, i just call it the millet min. lol should i be calling it only the starving student?
Yes, since I'm pretty sure there is a Millet Max Mini that is different than the Starving Student.
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Pete Millet, designer of the Starving Student, nicknamed it the Millet Min iirc.

I would agree that the Millet Max Min is something totally different; perhaps Jacob can enlighten us?
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Pete Millet, designer of the Starving Student, nicknamed it the Millet Min iirc.
thats what i thought as well

millet max hybrid is the tube/ss amp, maxed out
millet min is the starving student
millet max mini is a mini millet max.

right? blargh. i just want a desktop amp for work that's super simple/
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lipid I suggest just making a millet max starving student for under $70 + case... then you can add a bantam inline DAC for roughly $50 or an alien for $50 with boutique caps and all. It's a great portable setup n the cheap. the millet minimax is still under going testing and builds... but even then its still a $300-$500 build out... where as the starving student is sub $100... the bantam dac and all needed PCBs and such can b found off of tomb's site beezar.com or the alien DAC can be obtined in a full kit from glassjaraudio.com although I suggest that if you go alien you bypass the filter caps with some .11uf vitQs from beezar anyways... and beezar plans to have full support for the millet mini and the starving student in the future including starving student PCBs... so maybe waiting could be the best option...

s1rrah if you're going to raffle off that paradisea+ of yours, I soooo would love to add it to my setup it would be an honour to even be considered.
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lipid I suggest just making a millet max starving student for under $70 + case... then you can add a bantam inline DAC for roughly $50 or an alien for $50 with boutique caps and all. It's a great portable setup n the cheap. the millet minimax is still under going testing and builds... but even then its still a $300-$500 build out... where as the starving student is sub $100... the bantam dac and all needed PCBs and such can b found off of tomb's site beezar.com or the alien DAC can be obtined in a full kit from glassjaraudio.com although I suggest that if you go alien you bypass the filter caps with some .11uf vitQs from beezar anyways... and beezar plans to have full support for the millet mini and the starving student in the future including starving student PCBs... so maybe waiting could be the best option...

s1rrah if you're going to raffle off that paradisea+ of yours, I soooo would love to add it to my setup it would be an honour to even be considered.
i realized i could use my RCA to LOD on the go, so my HD580's [when the come in] will be home [since ill use the MKIII to power them, 300 ohm, ouch!] and my DT770's, i'll use at work. since im at work, i dont need a portable rig, but a desktop amp on the cheap [and ill use my LOD to RCA at work too].

how much do you think a decent starving student cost? i wanna keep it under 100$ [i have a case already so factor that out]. can you build the SS around EF95 tubes ?
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1J96 19J6 is the only tube that will work without significant modification to the design (but then you'd be building something other than a MSSH, so whats the point?)

I built mine for roughly $60 - that cost included everything but tools (soldering iron, drill for casework, etc)
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the starving student can be built with good audiophile grade components for $50 in the states, but the tubes and the powersupply have gone up in price since it's initial release... ebay people find the popularity and jac up the prices... and the amp is based off of the 19J6 tubes and are required to to the resistance of the heater plates, I'm pretty sure its not a rolling tube amp design as its pre-biased towards the 19J6s... there may be some configurability if you use variable caps and pots... but I'm not bright enough to figure out how it would work...
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fok me gently with a chainsaw.

i just got my replacement tubes in the mail for my MKII
and.... it sounds... amazing... why... why did I never own a tube amp before?

its like a transcendental metamorphosis of of my being. lets just hope after its warm up it doesnt sound blargh like the worn tubes!
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fok me gently with a chainsaw.

i just got my replacement tubes in the mail for my MKII
and.... it sounds... amazing... why... why did I never own a tube amp before?

its like a transcendental metamorphosis of of my being. lets just hope after its warm up it doesnt sound blargh like the worn tubes!
That is exactly the way I felt the first time I had my set up hooked up. It is like Heroin though. After a while, you will get all that you can get out of your current set up and the only way to get to the euphoria that you are experiencing right now is to spend MORE money.

Enjoy the music!

What are you listening to?
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