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Old 31st January 2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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brianco - seems that you're one lucky bstrd



(NB that I didn't say that you don't deserve that )
But first, JamesBrennan4 & tiefbassuebertr:

That is excellent info. and enough for me to take a risk! ( I actually have a 1.5K isolation Tx anyway, but I dont like all that extra magnetism, cabling etc.) Thank you all for your kind trouble and input.

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Old 31st January 2010, 05:35 PM   #12
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But first, JamesBrennan4 & tiefbassuebertr:

That is excellent info. and enough for me to take a risk! ( I actually have a 1.5K isolation Tx anyway, but I dont like all that extra magnetism, cabling etc.) Thank you all for your kind trouble and input.
If for the primary winding at least three wires, you can check the DC resistances for it (Please disconnect from main connector). You must find then two different values of DC resistance. The highest value must be approximately twice than the lowest value.
If you have more than three wires, means this more selected voltages are possible (e. g. 110-115-220-230VAC)
Use in this case the highest possible value for your main voltage (now all primary windings in series).
Check all this without the other stuff - i. e. only transformer without connected secondary winding.

If for the primary winding only two wires, I assume, you have transformer for only 110-115VAC

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Again, many thanks. I hope to have the amp here within a few days and will report back on my findings and also give my opinion of the sound.
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Old 21st August 2011, 06:30 PM   #14
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Here's what I've got:

All,

I just picked up 2 CAS2.
It doesn't have anything on front either but these are made to be mono amps with 1 circuit board and 1 transformer but with 4 large capacitors.
The back is still the same CAS2 marking but the input and output are joint.

No serial number.

Are these monoblocks specially built?
The logo on front says customer series

anyone know? These are in Silicon Valley.
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Old 26th February 2012, 08:49 PM   #15
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Hi everyone,

So I have a near perfect CAS2. I have changed all the caps out, including the main PS caps, and it sounds brilliant and has worked without a hitch for a couple of years. Unfortunately, however, just recently the right channel of the level meter has stopped working properly with all the LEDs lit up. The left channel, and the amplifier itself, are still working properly.

Would anyone here have any tips as to what part has gone bad? Is it an integrated chip of some kind or a discrete part? If the former, might it or some equivalent still be made?

Thanks and best regards!
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My seller withdrew! He then pushed the price wanted up into the stratosphere. I didn't buy it...but it was eventually sold. I'm now actually having to build an amp.
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Old 6th March 2012, 08:16 PM   #18
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brianco,

just wondering if you don't mind... what did the seller ask for after his withdrawel from the auction ??

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Hi,

It was 700.00 (UK) which was too much!!! This was double the previous fully agreed figure.

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that hurts indeed... not saying the amp is not worth it, but the behavior of the seller is more than "cheap" ...

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