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Old 18th September 2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Crown DC300A Please Vote!

It is time for a poll to determine this amplifiers future so please cast your vote on this critical and controversial decision. What should happen to the DC300A?


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Old 18th September 2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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Default Be heard, have fun!

I am reading and listening to anatech, rdf, latala, wrenchone, djk, poobah, burnedfinger, quasi, mr T, planet10, tubelab...

and everybody else who takes the time to post. I hope you all come out to the polls. It is your right as a DIY AUDIO Citizen!

Turning up the fun meter some more,

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Old 18th September 2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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Default New Amp

This design could be a virtual "Shoe-In" for the old Crown DC300A enclosure.
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Old 18th September 2006, 06:30 PM   #4
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Hi Shawn,
At least no one has voted to use it as an anchor. So far it's lookinh like a restoration.

You know, you can always rebuild it later, but try to restore it first.

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Old 18th September 2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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At least no one has voted to use it as an anchor. So far it's looking like a restoration.
You looked too soon...


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Old 18th September 2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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For me I would not! go the quasie route
While it is a credible design I dont feel it either restores the Crown or take amplifier design forward a single jot!!
You have relegated the Crown to that of a donor.
I would rather some one use me than consigne the Crown to that fate !
You have lost the current boosting facility if you go with Quasie.s design a most important Crown feature no offence intended Quasie
For me the real challenge would be to get the booster concept really working rather akin to the quad concept!
regards Trev
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Old 18th September 2006, 07:07 PM   #7
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Restore it!

Quit worrying about the semi's... they are not blown? Use 'em.

Clean it... cap it... resistor it. Leave the battle scars too. Or go nuts and replate every thing. BTW... re-anodizing something is fraught with peril.

Borrow some speakers from Cal and punish bad people with it.

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Default re-anodizing fraught with peril?

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Restore it!

Quit worrying about the semi's... they are not blown? Use 'em.

Clean it... cap it... resistor it. Leave the battle scars too. Or go nuts and replate every thing. BTW... re-anodizing something is fraught with peril.

Borrow some speakers from Cal and punish bad people with it.

says who?

which parts need anodizing? the transistor heat sinks or the chasis?

inquiring minds want to know...
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Old 18th September 2006, 07:21 PM   #9
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Hi poobah,
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Quit worrying about the semi's... they are not blown? Use 'em.
I think Shawn is wanting to improve the performance of this old horse. Use 'em? Nah, lose 'em. Use the nice shiny new parts and see if the original concept works better. Besides, some of those parts were running too hot over 30 years now. They are just waiting to take some other parts with them. Dodge that bullet.

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Old 18th September 2006, 07:26 PM   #10
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Chris,

Sure... why not?


Auplater,

Spill it... I had some alum. window moldings for a Lamborghini re-anodized once. Let's just say I spent about a week with hammers and an English wheel to make new ones. I think they got the current per area thing screwed up... dunno... fried them though.

How do get the old stuff off?
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