Old iron monoblocks

Stumbled across a pair of Tomcat Audio amps. Hammond winders. Accepts a plethora of power tubes....
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I have a few days back in NC coming up. All I'm gonna do is sit on my patootie and listen.
My warehouse manager has them set up on a pair of Amphions. The source will change as sobriety will allow.
Stay tuned.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,815
    Glad you bought em. Be interesting how they sound compared to the rogues
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    They certainly look -- promising.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,100
    Are those JJ’s? Gasp! Get ‘em outta there.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,600
    dromunds wrote: »
    Are those JJ’s? Gasp! Get ‘em outta there.

    First thing on the list, big D....
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,600
    kharp1 wrote: »
    So, not much source changing then??

    Good point....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    What're the small signal tubes in those? 6922, 12A*7... ?
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,600
    Me thinks he put 12ax7 in there. I'll confirm after coffee.......
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,100
    ^^^ 12au7 ??? I loves the look o' dat "old iron"
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,533
    MastersounD uses stock JJ in the 12au7 slot and I can't complain. I have no doubt a replacement would improve it but it sounds great as is. That wasn't the case so much with some other brands I had.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 820
    What are the two knobs on top for? volume?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,532
    Biasing?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,815
    indyhawg wrote: »
    What are the two knobs on top for? volume?

    I “think” gain but not 100% sure..
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,614
    Cool toys!!!
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,600
    edited October 27
    Yep. Gain and biasing circuit adjustment. Kinda handy.

    Thanks Dave!
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,533
    The price was right on them.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 820
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Yep. Gain and biasing circuit adjustment. Kinda handy.

    Thanks Russ. Nice pickup there.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,703
    Bring em over Russ when you get back from NC, bring the Rouge also they will be safe here mark my word. Would love to demo these.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,410
    Damn Russ, you actually listen to music?
    (Tom told me to say it)
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,343
    msg wrote: »
    Damn Russ, you actually listen to music?
    (Tom told me to say it)

    Only .......on a Mexican Radio

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,600
    msg wrote: »
    Damn Russ, you actually listen to music?
    (Tom told me to say it)

    No just white noise test tones. It's awesome!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    lightman1 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Damn Russ, you actually listen to music?
    (Tom told me to say it)

    No just white noise test tones. It's awesome!

    It's like watchin' the snow on good ol' analog TV.
    Hunter S. Thompson's favorite, it was said.

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  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 778
    I prefer the hiss of cassette.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,343
    lightman1 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Damn Russ, you actually listen to music?
    (Tom told me to say it)

    No just white noise test tones. It's awesome!

    That's probably all you get driving around in corn fields
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    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 488
    $7.50

    Or $3.75 each.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,410
    I was just trying to get someone to say, "Shuddup Tom"
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 488
    msg wrote: »
    I was just trying to get someone to say, "Shuddup Tom"

    Whenever I see your name, I think of The Michael Schenker Group. :p

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,410
    That's because my name is Michael Schenker. And I have a group.
    As long as he's cool I mean.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,343
    edited October 27
    msg wrote: »
    That's because my name is Michael Wanker. And I have a group.
    As long as he's cool I mean.

    Post edited by txcoastal1 on
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    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,829
    msg wrote: »
    That's because my name is Michael Schenker. And I have a group.
    As long as he's cool I mean.

    Step away from the bottle Scott
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