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from that i can see yes. but a little higher end. should have it monday or tuesday. ill get it working to see how it sounds.

i just want the case for my tube amp project.

at one time it was a high end surround sound home Theater amp.
im going to start posting stuff on my webpage. i have so much stuff i dont use. and im sure other people could.

ill post a shot of the back side of the module so you can see the pinout when i get it :D

cheer's
 
$350? CAD? I'm in the states and picked up a similar model at a flea market for $10. Looks almost the same but uses 6L6s and smaller transformers. When I brought it home the first filter cap was a dead short and the rectifier had almost zero emission. After replacing the cap with one a bit larger the B+ measured pretty high for 6L6s so I switched the octal sockets with the 5 pin speaker sockets on the back and ran 807s.

For a while I thought I would try playing the guitar and used it for a practice amp. My guitar days didn't last very long ;) Just suprised to see another amp like it.
 

amperex

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2005-02-20 1:42 pm
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Super Tube Amps waiting for mods.........

Find a pair of the Hammond organ amps with the quad of 6V6GT & pair of 6J5 tubes. These cost about $50 to $70 each on eBay.

Change one 6J5 to a Sylvania 6SN7GT 'T' type plates with a twin tail phase invertor design & use any 6P5GT (best) or Sylvania 6J5GT preamp tube to that 6SN7GT. The B+ went thru a speaker field coil magnet, thus you will need to jumper this out. Keep in mind, the audio transformers are excellent with cathode feedback windings & even have a following up to 8-watts for SET type amps. The PS is an LCLC design with an oil cap on the output. Even the pair of chokes have a low DCR.

Triode connect the 6V6GTs (15-watts output available) & make sure bias is at -25 volts thru the cathode resistors. If the B+ exceeds 350 volts, change the stock 5U4 to a 5R4 rectifier tube (Sylvania 5R4GYB are best). The best 6V6GT (never the metal tubes) are older Sylvania & believe it or not, newer GE 6V6GTA with grey oval plates.

Be prepared to hear a set on monoblocks that outperform most amps that cost over $2K or higher in cost. If not, review your mods to the amp, something is missing on your part. Remember, the amps sounds only as good as the preamp driving it.

Note: The oil/paper coupling caps are fragile, you may wish to change to inexpensive AuriCap. AuriCap take about 200 hours to reach their potential sonically.