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Anyone remember Ed Billeci and his DIY 212 SE amps?.

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Posted on October 20, 2020 at 13:02:18
Coner
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Did he ever hangout here?. There was an article about him in
Sound Practices magazine, '97, issue 14.. I was at his home once
and saw them in person. Just lost track of him.

The amps were completely hand built, very exotic materials, and
won 1st place awards.

 

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RE: Anyone remember Ed Billeci and his DIY 212 SE amps?., posted on October 20, 2020 at 14:24:04
GEO
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That is a name from the past! He was Mr. Mercury Vapor!!

 

Ask over at the Bottlehead forum., posted on October 20, 2020 at 14:56:11
richardl
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Dan might know. Ed was interesting to say the least and a very nice guy. I have not seen him in years. The amps which weighed hundreds of pounds including their power supplies and the incredible horns.

 

I used to hang with Ed and his wife, Chi., posted on October 20, 2020 at 17:03:11
viridian
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His house was a maze of great tubes and amps. We met at R5D3 Electronic Surplus, ground zero for the tube revival. He taught me a lot about the hobby. We used to do some trading as well.

Lost track of him when he moved out of Portland. Heard that he moved to Alaska, got divorced and became a prepper. Totally unsubstantiated hocum from the Oregon grape vine.

 

RE: Anyone remember Ed Billeci and his DIY 212 SE amps?., posted on October 20, 2020 at 19:53:24
Tre'
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I sold a pair of 308Bs to a guy for his DIY 212 SE amps. He loved them.

"The 308B triode is quite similar to the 212's. The u of 308B is 8 and the u of 212 is 16, this affects the characteristics by making the 308B slightly more linear that 212 and making the bias Voltage for 308B higher.( More Voltage swing is needed )"

Tre'
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His site was called "Audio Bizarro" I think., posted on October 20, 2020 at 20:26:36
Coner
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He may well have moved to AK, sounds about right. We did discuss
prepping and seems he was anti govt. big time. I bought some
equip. from him as well. Met him at Jamac Speakers, Portland,
where he shipped from mostly. I did too. I still hang out at Jamac
quite a bit and sell surplus there....no tube stuff though.

 

RE: Anyone remember Ed Billeci and his DIY 212 SE amps?., posted on October 30, 2020 at 09:11:30
Pete B.
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In 2016 Joe Roberts said this about Ed in a similar AudioKarma thread: "I think that Ed passed on to the next dimension six or eight years ago."

 

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