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Old 26th May 2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone got any plans for a car amp?

hi, i was just wondering if anyone has got any plans for a car amp, the amp would need high level input and able to produce enough power to run two 12" subs. (the subs are 8ohms, but i can run them in series).


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Old 27th May 2004, 12:57 AM   #2
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Most of the tube car amps I have heard of are "hybrids" they use low voltage preamp tubes and Mosfets on the output. But these seem to be different. Try these links.:

http://www.geocities.com/bobdanielak/caramp.html

http://www.montagar.com/~patj/tubeart.htm
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Old 27th May 2004, 01:14 AM   #3
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cheers for the info but im a bit of a newbie and dont really understand the drawings .

do you know of any that has a parts list and also a layout for the pcb,

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Old 27th May 2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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Yeah that first link is rockin Click the image to open in full size.

I'd love to have a quad of military (thick tubed) KT90's in the back of my future-Jeep.

Goes to show those beach huggers where tubes can REALLY go :P Tho technically tube huggers are beach huggers too, in a much more accurate way we're obsidian, granite, diorite, and sandstone huggers, but that's a whole new kettle of fish.
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Old 27th May 2004, 04:27 AM   #5
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Although when I think about it I reckon a cluster of generic 6GW8'S or 6BM8's could do good in a car arrangement.

It depends upon if anyone would be interested in 10% distortion and considerably more in quad arrangement lol :P (if it could be done)

I think 6L6-GC's would be more suited to the task as the NOS ones are low-profile sorta.

There wouldn't be really any point at having rather detailed and expensive speakers in a car unless you intend upon soundproofing it to the extreme and then some, especially for small match-box cars that have you driving so close to the road that you could have sworn you just heared it touch! They're fun tho :P
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