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Old 14th January 2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Magnavox 6BQ5/EL84 and Mr. Gabe

Gabe, I know you are out there and I have to publicly give you a big
"Thanks Man"!!!! This amp you massaged is a thing of beauty!! Even using those cheap old DCM speaks (92 dB?), this amp sings like no other I have heard. How did you do it? Was it there all along in the Magnavox lineage or did you work some magic? Thanks for giving me the last tubed amp I care to own.....ever (and yes boys and girls that's an awful long time).
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Old 15th January 2007, 06:30 AM   #2
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They are good little amps.....
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Old 15th January 2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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I had one of the "brother" models (8601). Nice amp, but I think I like it's bigger brother amps (AMP185, 8802), even better. Hard to beat a simple circuit with PP 6V6s, when it's done right!

The 8601 did have an astounding bass "weight", though. Never thought a 3.5 watt amp could do THAT sort of bottom end, before hearing that! Puts most of the boutique SET amps to shame in that regard, IME!

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Old 23rd January 2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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Mmm..
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Old 23rd January 2007, 06:47 PM   #5
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Any shots of the wiring?
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Old 23rd January 2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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I do not have any, but can take some. Any particular part you're interested in?
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Old 24th January 2007, 12:01 AM   #7
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Nothing in particular, just wanted to see what it looks like underneath.
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Old 29th January 2007, 12:11 AM   #8
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Default I also would like to see a inside pic..

I play my SE el-84 Siemens/Klangfilm modded mono's more than any amps I have including 300B etc...........I can imagine easily what you are hearing. I know a few people that go full circle , land & stay with el-84.
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Old 31st January 2007, 11:17 PM   #9
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Nothing in particular, just wanted to see what it looks like underneath.

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Old 1st February 2007, 02:02 AM   #10
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