I trust that everyone is as safe as can be and has been enjoying some good music as we enter the fall season. It’s been a fairly crazy time here, opening an online store, building amplifiers, and seeing how to best do this whole business thing. Big thanks to everyone that has supported Yerhot Audio through kind words, buying an amplifier, t-shirt, or just sending the good vibes. Thank you so much.
I’m going to try and do monthly updates here in-between other posts. I’ve been slacking just due to having time, so bear with me.
Updates to the Dust Bowl
I’ve decided to pare down the options on the Dust Bowl to either selecting Mahogany or Red Oak skirt. In further testing, I found that the default Hammond transformers and chokes were superior in a number of important areas to the very large Edcore ones I was offering. In fact, the Edcore transformer and choke made it such that it was far too difficult to build without slight power supply noise being introduced. This is work-around-able, but not something I want to deal with on a consistent basis. Plus, those default Hammond 119D output transformers sound better (to my ears) and are more readily available than the XSM line matchers from Edcore. In order to maintain quality, it needed to happen. If you’d still like me to do a one-off get in touch and maybe we can work something out – email@example.com.
I’ve also eliminated the 12×12″ size option. This was only really viable with the large Edcore options as it just gave enough room to work with given the size of those components.
That means all Dust Bowls will be 10×12″ with a choice of wood. This should lead to better and more consistent quality. New pictures of the options are posted on the store page.
A few Dust Bowls have been shipped out to various folks for review – keep checking back for news on that. I’ve also had interest from music industry folks on testing them so demo units are going there as well.
If you run a reputable audio review website, zine, podcast, whatever and are interested in giving a Dust Bowl a listen, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-Shirts & Stickers
Wow, I almost sold out of our first run of shirts! New shirts will be in-stock in a week or so, with an additional smoke-grey option. A bunch of Yerhot Audio stickers will be arriving soon. They’re free with every order or almost-free alone, just pay shipping 🙂
I’m also busy working on the next Yerhot Audio amplifier, which will be a single-ended power amplifier targeting the wonderful KT88 power tube. I don’t want to give any details out yet and do not have a firm timeline for when it’ll be available to order, but keep checking back for more details and availability.
Finally, here is what I’ve been listening to this month:
- Brigadore, Vol. 1 by Makeup and Vanity Set
- Coma Epileptic by Between the Buried and Me
- September by Earth, Wind, and Fire
- To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Take care, keep rocking!