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Old 12th November 2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Worlds Most Expensive Tube Amp !!!

This would be a real DIY AUDIO challenge. How to get 20,000 clean watts?
How much 4% Silver solder did this designer use for his Amp?
Have you got about $500,000 (on sale) to spend, then this Tube Amp is for you, the soldering is on them.............

Check out the 6 feet (about 2 meters) tall and half a ton heavy monster designed by Pivetta Andrea. The amp has been built by the Italian company in his own name and will be distributed worldwide by HigherFi exclusively. The Opera One can also be attached to a surround system that has up to 12 speakers.

Happy Listening ... Ray
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Old 12th November 2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Wow.
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Old 12th November 2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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Have you got about $500,000 (on sale) to spend, then this Tube Amp is for you, the soldering is on them.............
Yes, let me just go get my rubber cheque book.

I would hate for that thing to be amplifying in the RF range in my living room... serious RF burns are a possibility here, I do hope it has a notch filter, doesn't look like it tho it is a component of a much larger system.

Also, 2 years ago called: http://www.extravaganzi.com/pivetta-...ive-amplifier/

Ontop of that the metal shielding around the outside is seriously lacking in what I would call a faraday cage.

I bet anyone with a cellphone within a few meters of this thing could get GREAT reception!

**DIT**DIT** **DIT**DIT** **DIT**DIT**

"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!???!???!! YEAH CAN YOU PICK ME UP I'M AT SOME RICH GUY'S PLACE, WHAT?! YES I DO HAVE CASH"
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Old 12th November 2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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Old 12th November 2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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That's 20kW per channel

A different version here: www.onlycreative.it
Awesome Italian engineering.

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Old 12th November 2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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I would guess the 150 amps at 240ac would be a start for this 12 channel 1500 watt per amplifier cluster say about the same size as most people whole house.
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Old 12th November 2012, 04:59 AM   #7
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:22 AM   #8
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Meh. My SSE would give it a good run for it's money. LOL!
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:41 AM   #9
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This is the tube section so where are the tubes? seriously I want to see glowing 20,000 W! GLOWING!
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Old 12th November 2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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I can see rows of TO-3s on each red flanking sink. Maybe the steam punk structure in the centre is some sort of ceramic mutha tube regulated HV supply?
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