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Old 19th March 2006, 06:21 PM   #21
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Don't forget about Aragon 2004 I or II, 4004 I, II. Very nice amps for the money.

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Old 17th May 2007, 11:19 AM   #22
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Default Anthem?

I'm kinda liking the Anthem MCA-2 I picked up a few months ago.
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Old 17th May 2007, 01:09 PM   #23
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Hi Ron,
Rarely those varistors can go. A couple 1N4148's would work. Like any amp, these should be overhauled now and again. You haven't heard your amp until you go over everything. I think you like it now ...

Hi rmihai,
The new Cyrus Mono X are mono blocks (no kidding) rated at 150 W. I've got a set coming. I was able to talk with the engineer when I was in England and see the design. So I have high hopes even though I haven't heard it as yet. When they become available you should have a listen. I have a good idea how they might sound. This is a no overall feedback design. The detail should be amazing if manufacturing doesn't mess things up.

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Old 17th May 2007, 01:47 PM   #24
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Hi Chris,
You're right! I recaped my 300DC 4 years ago when it developed a problem. Might as well, it saved time doing both. I didn't recap expecting to listen for a difference, but when I played a CD...WOW!!
The sound was much clearer and stronger.

I just completed a 300DC repair for a fellow member, recap included. I found 3 caps that measured 0 or a few uF. The caps dried up over the years. No wrap shrinkage or other obvious defects.

As Chris stated, a recap is a good idea even if your amp isn't acting up. Defective capacitors will destroy transistors and their other associated components.

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Old 17th May 2007, 03:10 PM   #25
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Hi Ron,
Did you do the voltage amp regulators as well? If not, dig back in there. I regreased them while I was there.

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Old 18th May 2007, 10:34 AM   #26
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A very good sounding amplifier is a Altec 9440. They are built like a tank and put out 200 watts RMS@ 8 ohms. One of the very best sounding commercial/ industrial amplifiers that will hold its own and or beat most home amplifiers.
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