Sorry didn't mean to hijack the topic. Just really dig those Magic Eyes. My Dad had a Sony Reel to Reel from the 60's that had two really small magic eye tubes in it for the VU meters for the microphones. Wanted a setup with Magic eyes ever since.
Are you a little bit patient?
I will create a headphone hybrid ampflifier – 12AU7 as triode amp with around +80V anode voltage and a mosfet power output stage incl. one or two 6E1P for vu metering and an IN-19V as status sign
Yeaaaaa!!! Canada Post delivered the IV-18 VFD Clock package today!! Delivery time was 12 days from Singapore. Super Clock! Nice effect with cyan coloured numbers appearing to float within the tube.
The clock comes with an Apple power converter complete with USB connectiions.
I also got a nice clear plastic cover for the clock from the dollar store for a couple of bucks.
All you really need is a Nixie Clock with Big Numbers