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Old 15th July 2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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I'm looking for the schematic of the Gran Tenor Carmen SE Kt88 for DIY .............someone knows something?

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Old 15th July 2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Any idea on the schematic of great tenor. ?






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Old 15th July 2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Goodness is that ugly ...

... and it appears that Governor Palin may have written the ad copy:
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Gran Tenor Carmen Special Edition is life, joy, harmony and musical virtuosity, is the ideal amplifier for “audiófilos” specialized that privilege the quality, like also for those who please to enjoy and to meet again long hours to the day with the best thing of its favorite works without the minor I show of auditory fatigue.
If you look closely, the driver is a 6sn7 (you can see it backwards on the glass of the driver on the left). So, I am going to go out on a limb and say 6sn7 srpp driving a kt88.
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Fancy marketing speech and , err, eyecatching outer treatment around an absolutely standard schematic...
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Old 15th July 2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Agreed , probably absolutely standard schematic -like Audio Note which sells for $50.000
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Old 16th July 2009, 12:23 AM   #6
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Agree, nothing new except they've gone overboard to make it look like a valuable item of furniture. Well, if they don't succeed it won't be for the want of trying.
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Default omg...

probably built toreside in houses with faux-doric columns at the entrance and overwrought lighting schemes including a coloured fountain in the house and chandaliers at every opportunity... Has a high WAF for the Imelda Marcos types.
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probably built toreside in houses with faux-doric columns at the entrance and overwrought lighting schemes including a coloured fountain in the house and chandaliers at every opportunity... Has a high WAF for the Imelda Marcos types.
excuse me, just what do you mean by that?


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Old 16th July 2009, 03:05 AM   #9
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To a degree, I agree with all you gentlemen.  It much looks like a 6SN7 driving a KT88.  Its elaborate build might be thought somewhat out of keeping for such a basic (and usually suboptimum) circuit.  I would add a couple further observations:  I don't think it looks like something built in Chile, and if you look at the photos very carefully, maybe the actual fine-grain standard of detailing is not as the nominal degree of detailing would suggest.

Are you, like me, starting to get that 'China' uneasiness?

That said, we'd have to have the thing in our hands (and ears) to know.  It's easy to snipe.  I actually love the basic look; it's different, it has a character and cachet.  I bet Ray or DSav or Stuart could build a very carefully developed 6SN7-KT88triode amp that would rock my world.

So, it depends.  In answer to the original question, though, I definitely agree completely; the circuit is undoubtedly a 6SN7 driving a KT88 in some iteration.  But, who cares?

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Old 16th July 2009, 03:12 AM   #10
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Way fancy website.  A big marketing exercise, to be sure.

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