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    Dunno but it looks like it probably has some headroom :-)
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    Onk M51X, I suppose you got the last one.

    Yeah...some headroom it has (300WPC@8ohms rated but 2.1KW@0.6ohms IHF for music in the Service Manual. :D Beats my ML No.335 hands down in power and authority over Carver Plats.

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    If it uses Sankens I'm guessing it's Japanese.It looks to have a pair hefty Toroids aswell as 3 EI core transformers, maybe for the voltage gain stages?

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    Yeah GV! It's 140LBs Jap made vintage. Two of the three E core transformers are Real Phase transformers (I assume it's the similar tech used in MAC but known as autoformer). The other smaller transformer is used for power meter, lights and other misc functions.

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    It's definately a monster and no doubt impervious to any load presented by a loudspeaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    At least your vision is better than your hearing.
    Such a silly guy, always associating imagination with hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Maybe you would like to post your DIY efforts?

    No offense intended, I didn't realise that he built it himself. He just said modded. I thought maybe it was very old gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engtaz View Post
    Beautiful setup polkie4life
    Hmmm. The wife says it sounds better than it looks!!!;)
    In terms of audio, i truly feel sorry for the visually impaired. How can they know what they like if they cant read google?


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    Another dump find; AKAI GX-4000D (one of the last if not the last, entry-level, single-motor AKAI R2R)
    http://www.hifiengine.com/manuals/akai/gx-4000d.shtml

    It worked, but not well. I subsequently gave it away at the NEARC fleamarket/swapfest.
    all the best,
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    Dynaco SCA-35. Not a dump find; this one's in the living room :-)
    My much-beloved HF-81 is on hiatus; someday I need to track down the hum in it...

    I've had this SCA-35 for about a year; semi-restored as purchased. Had to replace the EL84s (Sylvanias) recently. One had redplated, and for a change it was the tube, not the circuit. A matched quad of new-production JJs in there now. I also replaced the very microphonic 7199s with a pair of used ones kindly donated by a local tube hifi guru.

    The chassis bears the unmistakable signs of rodent pee-pee, but the amp's in good working order (semi-restored). To take a little load off the power transformer, per Gary Kaufman's suggestion, I've removed the 12AX7s (since I use an outboard phono preamp). The preamp is otherwise completely passive in the SCA-35.
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    Where you find all the stuff like these, mrh? Looks Yummy Vintages! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasat16 View Post
    Onk M51X, I suppose you got the last one.

    Yeah...some headroom it has (300WPC@8ohms rated but 2.1KW@0.6ohms IHF for music in the Service Manual. :D Beats my ML No.335 hands down in power and authority over Carver Plats.
    Mega,

    hmmm.......a sand amp that actually interests me, send me that, I can dip that low with the Sound Labs and would love to see how it might make them sing.

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    Pioneer Elite 50"
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    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


    RABBIT HOLE RIG
    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
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    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    hmmm.......a sand amp that actually interests me, send me that, I can dip that low with the Sound Labs and would love to see how it might make them sing.

    RT1
    Find yourself a good used pair of Bryston 7B ST mono blocs.Operated in parallel mode they should drive those SL's rather nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    Mega,

    hmmm.......a sand amp that actually interests me, send me that, I can dip that low with the Sound Labs and would love to see how it might make them sing.

    RT1
    RT1 (Ted), +1 to what Fred said. Bryston 7B-ST mono is what I wanted to try with Carver Plat next time. My friend owned a pair and they sounds superb. I thought I would buy them when he sold them a couple of months ago but I didn't have enough dough at that time.

    But if you want to try Grand Integra M-510, it is 140LBs (68Kg) on it's own and packaging and shipping needs to be done by pro and ships freight. I guess you could make a trip down to CA with the Souldlabs speakers to listen at my place. :) This amp can rattle windows with any speakers and makes Carver Plats cry. I've tried it. Well, I think there are a handful sand amps that is up for the task as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Find yourself a good used pair of Bryston 7B ST mono blocs.Operated in parallel mode they should drive those SL's rather nicely.
    Absolutely, Fred! This is as good as it gets to drive low impedance panels. I have never a doubt on Bryston Engineering. On the other hands, I think 14B-SST C series for around 4K on Agon would do a lot of good things for any speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    Find yourself a good used pair of Bryston 7B ST mono blocs.Operated in parallel mode they should drive those SL's rather nicely.
    crazy Canadien, btw saw your pic for your traps, damm, you got an igloo with drywall????? amazing advances your country is making!!!!!

    I kind of like the Ayre mono-blocks, I really do not have any big mono or stereo sand amps at the moment, the Wolcott's can drive the SL just fine as they are noted as the amp for SL but always can make room for a big ole man sand amp.

    I used a big man amp by BAT with my Amazings, still kinda regret selling that amp.

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    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
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    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


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    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    crazy Canadien, btw saw your pic for your traps, damm, you got an igloo with drywall????? amazing advances your country is making!!!!!
    Yes we iz gotz da drywally stuffs now tanks to our good friends in China whos makes it for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasat16 View Post



    Absolutely, Fred! This is as good as it gets to drive low impedance panels. I have never a doubt on Bryston Engineering. On the other hands, I think 14B-SST C series for around 4K on Agon would do a lot of good things for any speaker.
    The SST version of the 7B is even better but is doesn't have the switchable series /parallel option.If you want a parallel version for driving very low impedances it would be a special order.

    The 14B is a brute of an amp,it's basically two 7B's in a single chassis.

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    cut the chatter, boys! peectures... we want peectures!

    ;-)
    all the best,
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    Amps/preamps only? Or is anyone interested in seeing an old school Sansui tuna?

    I have a couple i could post up when i get home tonite. I'll be bored with nothing better to do. :)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Amps/preamps only? Or is anyone interested in seeing an old school Sansui tuna?

    I have a couple i could post up when i get home tonite. I'll be bored with nothing better to do. :)
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...&postcount=639
    anything goes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Damn! You beat me to it!

    I can't see the pics at work though. I'll check that one out when i get home, and see if mine is any better. You won in terms of price scored for though.... i had to PAY $15 for mine. ;)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Damn! You beat me to it!

    I can't see the pics at work though. I'll check that one out when i get home, and see if mine is any better. You won in terms of price scored for though.... i had to PAY $15 for mine. ;)
    1) Neither can I :-P

    2) Depending on which model Sansui tuner you have, you may still have the better deal! They made some very nice ones (TU-717, TU-919, TU-9900, TU-X1, e.g.).
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    1) Neither can I :-P

    2) Depending on which model Sansui tuner you have, you may still have the better deal! They made some very nice ones (TU-717, TU-919, TU-9900, TU-X1, e.g.).
    I have the same one you posted. :-P TU-5500. I love it, though.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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    "Grandma, what big capacitors you have!"
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    What is it, Face? I am speechless!

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    If your speaker's gotta have a crossover, it should have crossover components like those...
    all the best,
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    Yep! Where you think that comes from or where it suppose to go in?

    I've not yet messed with X-over in my LSi yet. Since these quality components cost half or near the speakers.......I hate this Hobby!

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    That is some serious business Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    I believe that's the first glued together chassis I have seen. Elmers?
    It's actually Gorilla Glue and it was the first full DIY build I ever did. I was primarily only worried about how it looked on the outside, thus you can still see some of the sales stickers on parts. The reason you can see so much glue is that after I assembled the chassis with hardware, I glued the inside seems as insurance since no one was going to see it anyway.

    It's not the pretties looking amp from the inside, but for all the knowledge and skills I learned in the building process, it was well worth it. Plus, how much did you pay for your integrated tube amp with selectable onboard USB DAC or unbalanced unputs?

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