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great amps on the web
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:56:26 PM »
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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 11:16:28 AM »
what's the criteria for great?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250722093940&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

these must be pretty special...

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 07:09:40 PM »
what's the criteria for great?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250722093940&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

these must be pretty special...
No just old vintage amps. But its a collectors item thats why they pay this money. Id probably replace some parts inside. Look at western electric on ebay put in highest first and then completed items and see the money they pay for anything western electric.

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 11:57:48 PM »
Proton made some good stuff. I have heard some sh!t about reliability but doubt the claims. My AA-1150 power amp sure kicks ass with the ML1+R's

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 12:42:33 AM »
Proton made some good stuff. I have heard some shiezer! about reliability but doubt the claims. My AA-1150 power amp sure kicks ass with the ML1+R's

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 03:06:46 PM »
Yes OK design but 115v is not Ossie friendly and stepdown transformers and 50Hz does it no favours, buy local if you can, there are some great valave amps in WA.  ;D
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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 08:44:39 PM »
There is? where?!!?!

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 11:21:17 PM »
Yes OK design but 115v is not Ossie friendly and stepdown transformers and 50Hz does it no favours, buy local if you can, there are some great valave amps in WA.  ;D
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a new power transformer will fix the problem 8)
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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 08:18:30 AM »
 ;D Hmmmm, don't agree, just swapping out a 110V transformer for a 240V effects the whole circuit IMO.  The power transformer is a very important part of the tuning of the amplifier; anyone who has tried  several different VA ratings for their power transformers will tell you that for instance a 200VA transformer may provide a liquid midrange but thin bass, a 300VA transformer may provide more bass but worse midrange.  Naim had a lot of problems when their original transformer manufacturer went out of business, they struggled to achieve their signature sound with other manufactures power transformers despite being rated for the same outputs; geometries, laminations, wire size etc all play a part in the final sound of an amplifier and when one looks at two transformers identically matched on paper they can prove quite different in practice.  Some manufactures run their magnetics at a long way beneath saturation and at low core losses, others don't.  Tamura Iron is going to be a lot different to Chinese 'Dick smiths' iron!

It has already been established that vintage chokes for the Killer DAC produces a better sound than their built down to a price from scrapped Japanese cars chokes, the same if not even more importantly applies to the power transformer as all an amp is after all is a modulated power supply.  And lastly, the American mains runs at 60Hz whereas here in Oz we run at 50Hz, don't think this makes a difference, well IMO it does as the whole circuit would have been tuned around it.
And on a final note, amps brought over from the UK do not always work correctly here in Oz, well let me qualify that statement, specifically valve amps.  The heater voltage on my 211SE amps instead of the correct voltage was higher due to the rise from UK mains to Oz mains, donít make a difference, ha ha well maybe YOU have not tried it.  ::)

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 05:08:52 PM »
Agreed, iron is very important, hence why old WE iron is so largely sought after.

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011, 12:00:55 AM »
http://www.audiofederation.com/dealership/prices/lamm/index.htm

The ML2.2 is an 18 watt single-ended triode tube amplifier legendary in its ability to please the listener. Changes from the previous ML2.1 are that the fuse is now easily accessible and on top of the amp (instead of inside), more air, more naturalness and slightly more color in he midrange - and it is also slightly more expensive.

 $37,190.00/pair

look at the picture can you see $37k    fcuk me how can an amp be so much money
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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 08:51:26 AM »
Bob Carver's crazy valve amp:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180665282517?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com.au%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D180665282517%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1


At least you would feel you got your 20 (+) grands worth - I'm going to follow this one and see what it goes for, could be anything.

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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 09:41:10 PM »
21 bids, less than a day to go.   Impressive units.
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Re: great amps on the web
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Re: great amps on the web
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2011, 02:37:46 PM »
Yeah Mario. I spied that. Good amp for some one with high efficiency speakers.