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Old 18th April 2006, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default Another T-amp or an amp 6?

Calling my first modded t-amp dead, I have to decided to get another one, or upgrade to an amp 6.

The t-amp will be easier, since my set up is all set for it, and will run about $30 shipped.

The amp6 would be fun to build, but is ~$50 and then I would need a transformer adding ~$20 - $30

So, Is the amp6 worth almost double or triple the cost? Can I use my existing SMPS with it, somehow bypassing the onboard PS? thanks
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Old 18th April 2006, 03:58 AM   #2
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Can I use my existing SMPS with it, somehow bypassing the onboard PS? thanks
I don't see why not. Just don't install the regulator and supporting components and solder the smps output wire to the supply pad on the board. If you're capable of building one, then I say go for it.
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Old 18th April 2006, 04:44 AM   #3
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If you're capable of building one, then I say go for it.
Agreed, it is a much better amp. If you go for it, email me and I'll send you some tips to make the build easier.
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Old 18th April 2006, 05:10 AM   #4
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thanks, i think i'll take the plunge
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Old 18th April 2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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Default tripath chip replacement

hi, just a change of tack here, does anyone know where and how much a replacement chip is as used in the charlise amp?.

I got a charlise from yoe but it overheats and distorts when a batt and speakers are connected.

I had no reply to my e mails about a replacement, so can any one ellighten me? the chip number is : TRIPATH TA2020-020

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Old 18th April 2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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You can try to email jan at 41hz.com (he runs the www.41hz.com site), tell him about your predicament, and ask if you can purchase a single TA2020 chip.

Since you have a Charlize instead of his Amp6 he may or may not let you purchase a chip from him. It's worth a try though and Jan is a really nice guy.
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Old 18th April 2006, 05:00 PM   #7
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Default Another T-amp or an amp 6?

I just purchased an AMP-6 from 41hz, any reason not to use BK-1680 described in the link below? I have one & would like to put it to work.

If not, is it much of a hassel by-passing the included p/s to connect it?

http://www.tucker.com/images/images_spec/B-K1680.pdf
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The only reason not to use it would be if you wanted to use the on board regulator. It shouldn't be hard at all to use it with the amp6. Just do what I said in the second post of this thread. Michael would probably be willing to give you more specifics as I've never actually seen the amp6 board.
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Old 18th April 2006, 06:36 PM   #9
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hi, just a change of tack here, does anyone know where and how much a replacement chip is as used in the charlise amp?.

I got a charlise from yoe but it overheats and distorts when a batt and speakers are connected.

I had no reply to my e mails about a replacement, so can any one ellighten me? the chip number is : TRIPATH TA2020-020

thanks

johnny 555

I got one here

http://www.electronix.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id/12950
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Old 19th April 2006, 06:56 AM   #10
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Default thank you for that

dear anqchuck,

thanks , that was quick!!-wow!

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