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Old 3rd April 2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Just plugged in my new Audiosource 7T and am thrilled! These were never sold due to an emissions problem and have found their way to ebay. All through-hole components so easy modding. These can be had for a $225 offer!! It uses the TA0104A which is still listed on the Tripath website, with data etc.

So far, with less than an hour listening, it seems to have the Tripath sound. Crystaline highs and tight low end.

Just couldnt resist. Not related to the seller of course.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=002

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Old 3rd April 2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Just curious, wich other t-amps have you listened to?

And is it possible to hook up a pre amp?

Thank you and enjoy it !
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Old 3rd April 2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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Just plugged in my new Audiosource 7T and am thrilled! These were never sold due to an emissions problem and have found their way to ebay. All through-hole components so easy modding. These can be had for a $225 offer!! It uses the TA0104A which is still listed on the Tripath website, with data etc.

So far, with less than an hour listening, it seems to have the Tripath sound. Crystaline highs and tight low end.

Just couldnt resist. Not related to the seller of course.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=002

amt


Can you take more photos of the inside? I'm quite interested
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Old 3rd April 2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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I saw these on ebay the other day and wondered why I hadn't seen them anywhere else. Thanks for the info.

Wish I had the money to buy a few.
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Old 3rd April 2007, 10:52 PM   #5
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Robert, I own a Charlize, AMP3, AMP6, several Sonic Impacts, SuperT, and Brian Wests ReferenceT (my favorite). I unfortunately dont have any higher power Tripaths, although Im having an AMP9 and AMP1 assembled currently.

This is just a basic poweramp so a preamp can be used. Im using just the gain controls right now, sans a preamp.

Maniac, that is the entire inside. If you want a higher resolution picture, I can email you one.

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Robert, I own a Charlize, AMP3, AMP6, several Sonic Impacts, SuperT, and Brian Wests ReferenceT (my favorite). I unfortunately dont have any higher power Tripaths, although Im having an AMP9 and AMP1 assembled currently.

This is just a basic poweramp so a preamp can be used. Im using just the gain controls right now, sans a preamp.

Maniac, that is the entire inside. If you want a higher resolution picture, I can email you one.

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I'd love that, please do send me the higher res photo.


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Old 4th April 2007, 01:39 AM   #7
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Nice find, amt! Will be curious to hear your further listenning impressions as well as the mods you have planned.

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I saw these on ebay, but already had two of the 5 channel TA3020 (DCP-501) yet to tear into...I wonder what the sonic difference is between the TA3020 and the TA0104A... isn't the TA3020 newer and just as powerfull?

Just now finishing my UCD400AD, and have way too much money in it - the chassis alone was $300...
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Old 4th April 2007, 04:15 AM   #9
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I just bought one, I couldn't resist. I really wanted to get one when they came out, but they were off the market before I had a chance!

Looks much better inside than I expected. I look forward to hearing what mods you do!
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I wonder what the sonic difference is between the TA3020 and the TA0104A... isn't the TA3020 newer and just as powerfull?

The 3020 is very good and powerfull, but the 0104 can handle a lot higher dc voltage, so basically has more dynamic power.

If I remembered well they stopped the production because of rohs issues....

But that can't hurt much, I'd say it is the deal of the century....go for it!

By the way AR uses the quite similar 0105 chip in one of the most famous commercial Tripath amps ever built...

Also not related to the seller....
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