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    Quote Originally Posted by louthewiz View Post
    :D Here is my little amp that has 150 wpc driving a pair of rt400 vintage polks!!:D
    That Audiosource amp looks real solid there.

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    Here's a few pics of my Marsh A400. It's got the biggest transformer I've seen -- about 6 in. in diameter and about 4 in high. The blue caps are 15,000 uF capacitance each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Early B. View Post
    Here's a few pics of my Marsh A400. It's got the biggest transformer I've seen -- about 6 in. in diameter and about 4 in high. The blue caps are 15,000 uF capacitance each.
    That's purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty...I like the simple look of the faceplate....
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    The biggest transformers Ive seen were in UNC's amp - the Anthems.

    Talk about BEAST.
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    Nice design in the amp.

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    Default PASS Bride of Zen preamp

    Just dug this out of storage today.It as Nelson Pass diy Mosfet design that I built several years ago and no longer use.It is a good sounding unit with the mosfets imparting a tube like quality.I put the transformer in a separate case to avoid induce any AC hum. I guess I better find it a new home instead of letting it collect dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Just dug this out of storage today.It as Nelson Pass diy Mosfet design that I built several years ago and no longer use.It is a good sounding unit with the mosfets imparting a tube like quality.I put the transformer in a separate case to avoid induce any AC hum. I guess I better find it a new home instead of letting it collect dust.
    Nice looking piece, good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Nice looking piece, good work.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Just dug this out of storage today.It as Nelson Pass diy Mosfet design that I built several years ago and no longer use.It is a good sounding unit with the mosfets imparting a tube like quality.I put the transformer in a separate case to avoid induce any AC hum. I guess I better find it a new home instead of letting it collect dust.
    Real nice DIY stuff GV, thanks for posting it.

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    Thanks doro.

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    Default LPA-1 by Emotiva

    Got my Emotiva UL combo about 2 weeks ago, but the processor was DOA.
    Here's some pics pf the LPA-1 amplifier.
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    With a title heading like this I could hath sworn it was a porn video flick thread.:D

    I guess titles for threads is getting harder and harder to come up with?

    So its about an amplifier and whatís under the bonnet so to speak hay? Well Iíd like to get the lid of my Alesis RA300 for a few picture takings?

    Looking at the above post Iím wondering what is the cost of the amplifier unit (LPA-1) looks costly and the best ways or solutions for better home cinema is via active crossover. And seeing thereís six amplifiers onboard the (LPA-1) and yes I know its designed for a 6 channel LCR left and right and centre back surrounds!
    But what is the cost? It would be great if you can install a few of these one for LCR active crossover for the fronts one more for the surround channel arrays including (height surrounds overhead) yeah I bet you havenít got height surrounds.

    And one more for the sub bass arrays! Its best to use the same amplification for all loudspeakers arrays just like how they do it in the professional THX cinemas!:p

    Donít bother with active powered sub bass units there a waste of time, use passive cinema 18" types and with a little ingenuity a few DCX2496 you can have a one hell of a home cinema sound system that would surpass your last home cinema sound system.
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    Got my Emotiva UL combo about 2 weeks ago, but the processor was DOA
    Well, I see your problem... you've got a quarter in there that must've shorted something out! ;-)
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Well, I see your problem... you've got a quarter in there that must've shorted something out! ;-)
    No, no.no. I contacted Emoiva support with that very thought in mind, they told me to leave the quarter in there or I'll only get "1/4" of the output I should. ;)

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    I got an Atlantic Technology A-2000 7 channel amp today. This thing is a beast at 76lbs. Rated 120x7. It was a steal at $600 ($1499 retail) so I had to try it out. It's going back due to a buzzing coming out of all 7 speakers, and they don't have another, oh well...thought I would snap some pics anyways.

    They are made by Eastech, the same OEM that manufactures the Parasound classic, and Audio Refinement amps. Odd thing I noticed inside, is that there are 8 10,000uf caps inside, odd since AT claims 18,000uf per channel for a total of 126,000uf
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    She already caught me.....and with these....if anyone can name these, I'll send you a couple goodies......you can't answer this Russ
    Panasonic THRUSTERS!!

    LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    Odd thing I noticed inside, is that there are 8 10,000uf caps inside, odd since AT claims 18,000uf per channel for a total of 126,000uf
    They probably play the same game as Parasound where they count all the little caps too. Still, that seems like a big difference. Over 40,000. Unless all those little blue caps are 1000-2000uf, that's a lot to make up in small caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    They are made by Eastech, the same OEM that manufactures the Parasound classic, and Audio Refinement amps. Odd thing I noticed inside, is that there are 8 10,000uf caps inside, odd since AT claims 18,000uf per channel for a total of 126,000uf
    This is another reason why it's important to survey the guts so you'll know what you're buying (or bought). I pop the hood of virtually everything I buy. Most of the time I don't know what the hell I'm looking at, but I can tell high quality parts from crappy parts.
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    Default Sony XA777ES

    Been going through some old files on the computer and found these. I used this for a while but I was in a transitional phase with my big system at the time and it was kinda wasted with what I had so sold it.

    Not as initimidating as the ~60lb Sony SCD-777ES i used for a while or as elegant as the XA7ES I still use as a transport but a really pretty piece in person and the kind of statement piece that Sony does every once in a while to just show that they can. Been a while since I looked through the whole thread so sorry if I missed one of these already being posted.

    Attached are the 'guts' pictures and then links to a couple of glamor shots I used when selling it.
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    Default Soundcraftsmen Pro Power 10 Part One

    Check these out!

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    Default Soundcraftsmen Pro Power 10 Part Two

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    Default Soundcraftsmen Pro Power 10 Part Three

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    Default Soundcraftsmen Pro Power 10 Part Four

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    Melos Sha-1,,before mods to the headphone section
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    A naughty peak at the updated H2O Signature 150 amplifier and the Red Wine Audio Signature 30 lead acid battery powered amplifier. Wildly different circuits - first class sound.

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    Default My TA-E80ES Preamp

    Not all of you get excited by Sony equipment, but I am a big fan of the really good Sony ES gear. I finally got some gut pics of my E80ES preamp. This thing has some really impressive build quality considering it was mass produced. The whole preamp weighs more than 25lbs and has the famed "G-base" which is a thick composite of calcium, polyester, who knows what else. Its like a rock! Non resonant, non conductive, ideal for audio.

    Nice clean front.


    Ass End, Plenty of inputs!



    Inside shot. Nice an clean. Easy to work on. Separate boards for power, phono, main (input/gain), and balanced in/out.



    Easy access to the main board from below. Can anyone say mods?



    Power supply section. Separate trannys for analog (big one) and digital (smaller one). More capacitance than some receivers! Nice big 10,000uf (x2) caps for the analog supply.



    Here is what makes this preamp really shine. It has a great phono section! This is probably one of the best phono sections to be found in a mainstream solid state preamp. I have some plans for this section including replacing the coupling caps with Blackgate NX, upgrading the opamps, and upgrading the power supply caps (yes, the phono board has its own regulators and filter caps).



    Is this the best preamp out there? No, definitely not. But it is damn nice sounding. Very very quiet, tons of inputs, NO input crosstalk, excellent build quality/reliablity, a great phono stage, AND remote controllable! That's everything I need.
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    Mo guts please. :p

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    I'll bite.

    Odyssey Khartago, Candela
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    You guys are lame....imagine re-tubing this to the tune of 22 tubes....
    Now this is my kind of receiver. A Fisher, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    I'll bite.

    Odyssey Khartago, Candela

    Nice caps!
    Last edited by speakergeek; 08-22-2007 at 07:52 PM.

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