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NAD - Phaez Jube 8W
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:23:17 PM »
I had a Phaez a couple years back and sold because I got gear lust for...well, I forgot by now (I'm a whore). That one was a 14w Daisycutter and sounded awesome.

This one is an 8W Jube, which is a single-ended 6V6 with a clone of the Marshall Silver Jubilee for the preamp. It's basically Appetite for Destruction in a SE low-watt format. But as usual with all "low wattage" amps, it's loud as hell, haha. Sounds great and does the 80s JCM800 thing really well.

I emailed the builder (Randy Fay) to ask about pricing for this particular model, and he responded within an hour (on a random Thursday night). I want to take a shot at building my own head cab, and he was totally open to the idea of shipping it without a cab and adjusting the price accordingly. I also asked him to add a "Watts" knob (power scaling), and he only charged $30 to add it. Did a custom faceplate as well (included in price). He also included an etched logo nameplate for the cab (whenever I finish it). I'm very impressed with the quality and service.

First email to him was on Oct 16 and I got the amp today (from Canada). Not too shabby for a semi-custom build. Cost was $430 for the amp + actual shipping. I couldn't build this myself for that price.

Pics below. His older builds were 100% point-to-point (no PCB, no eyelets, no turrets), but his later stuff uses a combination of PCBs and on-socket / on-pot flying leads. For an amp with this much gain, it's surprisingly quiet.

Please ignore the ill-gotten Waffle House menu in the background.  ;D


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Re: NAD - Phaez Jube 8W
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 11:16:59 PM »
Awesome looks like a great amp, score! Great service there by the builder and a great price for it for sure.
Looks like a fun machine and it's often surprising how much oooomph comes out of a small single ended amp.
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Re: NAD - Phaez Jube 8W
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 08:16:28 AM »

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