Show me your ****(embly), and let me get in your guts baby!

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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,956
    edited August 2006
    Anthem Amp 2 SE with Brimar tubes
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited August 2006
    Wow, that's a big transformer!
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Parasound P/HP-850, Parasound HCA-1000A, Klipsch RF-35
    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks, Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited August 2006
    Now that seems Impressive.


    Sorry I'm becoming a Judge (at least in my mind) ;)

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    Not exactly impressive, but my built-in-a-plastic-Hammond-box version of Pete Millet's low-voltage, hybrid tube/ss headphone preamp turned out pretty cute, IMNSHO. I used a blue LED in this one 'cause... well... I like blue.
    http://www.pmillett.com/hybrid_head.htm

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  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited August 2006
    Anthem Amp 2 SE with Brimar tubes

    George, I'm backing out the deal. The only reason I bought your amp was so that I'd have something impressive to put in this thread. After I went and said good things about you...:D At least I don't have to remove 25 screws....
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    Umm, how about the early solid state Marantz eighteen receiver? Not mine, unfortunately.
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,956
    edited August 2006
    Did I mention that I removed the tubes prior to shipping? Have fun :D :D
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    Yamaha CA-800 integrated amp (also, sadly, not mine). Beefy.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    Kenwood KA-7100 and KT-7500. Mid-line SS separates ca. 1977. I have a KA-7100, but this ain't it.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    Yamaha's TOTL (ever) receiver, the CR-3020. Never seen one of these in the flesh; they're not common.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    ONe model year later, Yamaha's entry level (BOTL) CR-240. This one is mine :-)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    well, here's something you'll not see every day. The innards of a Philips GA-212 belt-drive tt. These were very popular in the mid-1970's, at least in MD, and were frequently found in the company of Yamaha or hk receivers or amps and Polk Monitor 7's or 10's.

    I'll stop now...
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited August 2006
    Hmm, that Kenwood integrated unit reminds me of mine. I need to get it out and get it to working. I bet it'd be fun to listen to.
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Parasound P/HP-850, Parasound HCA-1000A, Klipsch RF-35
    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks, Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    The KA-7100's not a bad amp. It has separate windings in the PT for the two channels (thus the 4 P/S electrolytics). I found ours on the swap pile at our town dump in very good cosmetic and operating condition. My son's been using it in his room for several years, although he opted to take a small tube amp to college last week when he matriculated.
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited August 2006
    I forgot the model number on mine, but it's not that one. I picked it up from Goodwill for $10.
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Parasound P/HP-850, Parasound HCA-1000A, Klipsch RF-35
    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks, Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited August 2006
    Classic receiver. Tons of power and headroom. This really sounded great for a receiver and had plenty of power. Clean all the way. O.O3 THD @ 8ohms. 600 wpc dynamic power. 1.4 kw dynamic power @ 4 ohms! Put another 2200A or 2200 PE with this baby via pre-outs and you will be thumpin!

    Will be replaced by a pair (as seen above) of two Anthem 2 SE's. YEE HAW!!!!!!!!:) Although it will be missed. This is from the heyday of NAD designs. May be up for grabs in the near future. 34 pounds. Link to spec and photo sheet. http://207.228.230.231/info/NAD_7600.pdf For anyone that cares, NAD has updated the look and functions of their site a bit.


    Uses NAD 2200A amp section. Beast. I don't know much of what I'm looking at, so any dissections are welcome.

    Doro, I think all would agree this thread was an awesome call. Well done.

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    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited August 2006
    Here are some pics I just took of my ASL monoblocks while I had them apart.

    Wave 8
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Parasound P/HP-850, Parasound HCA-1000A, Klipsch RF-35
    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks, Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited August 2006
    ASL Wave 20
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Parasound P/HP-850, Parasound HCA-1000A, Klipsch RF-35
    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks, Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited August 2006
    mhardy6647 wrote:
    Not exactly impressive, but my built-in-a-plastic-Hammond-box version of Pete Millet's low-voltage, hybrid tube/ss headphone preamp turned out pretty cute, IMNSHO. I used a blue LED in this one 'cause... well... I like blue.


    Since I started it... I like it Impressive :)

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited August 2006
    mhardy6647 wrote:
    ONe model year later, Yamaha's entry level (BOTL) CR-240. This one is mine :-)


    Looks like it would make a nice tuner if nothing else.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited August 2006
    univera wrote:
    Classic receiver. Tons of power and headroom. This really sounded great for a receiver and had plenty of power. Clean all the way. O.O3 THD @ 8ohms. 600 wpc dynamic power. 1.4 kw dynamic power @ 4 ohms! Put another 2200A or 2200 PE with this baby via pre-outs and you will be thumpin!


    Looks nice, not to impressed by its tuner but maybe you don't use it that way.

    Ok to my honest some of yous have nicer gear then I have so just not sure if you liked my options about gear. I can say some pictures are indeed an eye opener for me, and therefor placed some names on a short list.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    some more little guys from the archives at home. These were also both dump finds: Pioneer SX-450 and SX-580. Each was the 'entry level' of its model year, one model cycle apart. Both actually decent little low-powered receivers. Sadly the 450 had one dead channel & I didn't bother to troubleshoot it.
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,250
    edited August 2006
    Univera - Yes, that's a very nice amplifier. It's a classic example of why a non-toroid transformer can be extremely effective. The toroid is a better winding and much more flexible, but it doesn't mean it's the best.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,568
    edited August 2006
    The CR-240 is a perfectly decent little receiver, as was its entry-level predecessor, the CR-220.
  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited August 2006
    dorokusai wrote:
    Univera - Yes, that's a very nice amplifier. It's a classic example of why a non-toroid transformer can be extremely effective. The toroid is a better winding and much more flexible, but it doesn't mean it's the best.

    Tell me more, i.e. explain the difference/benefits/of a torroid vs. whatever is in this retro beast. You can't just make a statement without "esplanin."

    BTW, when I said most would agree this was an awesome thread, I was referring to you starting the whole ****/guts deal, not tooting my horn for posting a few pics! Nonetheless, the 7600 is a badass.
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • univeraunivera Posts: 852
    edited August 2006
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,800
    edited August 2006
    My Sony TA-F333ESL, Not your average Sony junk.

    Very much the same as the F808ES that DarqueKnight posted earlier, but I like my wood side panels, they matchy my ST-S550ES tuner!

    DarqueKnight, how do you deal with the heat that your 808 makes? These things are so biased to class A, that they put out a ton of heat.

    Nice clean front.
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    Drop down panel hides the seldom used controls.
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    **** shot, notice pre-outs, worldwide voltage too.
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    Rarely seen underbelly shot. Easy access if/when repair is needed. Me like MOSFETs! Notice the thick G-base that everything is mounted too. G for Gibralter, the base is a non-magnetic composite of polyester, carbon, and calcium. Like a Rock. The base alone probably weighs 15-20 lbs.
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    And finally the guts, twin 18,000uF caps, plus twin 8200uF caps. That is for Sony's STD, (Spontaneous Twin Drive) which has separeate power supplies for the volatge amps (Class-A) and the Power Amp (Class-B).
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    Sony still cared about vinyl at this time. This is the phono board. Very nice compared to what most were offering at the time. MM or MC w/adjustable cartridge load.
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    This amp is going to be with me for a long time.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • AndyGwisAndyGwis Posts: 3,659
    edited August 2006
    Bill, nice work. I can see you've done these types of shots before. . . very seductive. Start fully dressed with a nice frontal shot and a write-up, then slowly undress and capture pics from different angles, all-the-while continuing to storyboard the whole thing.
    Stereo Rig: Hales Revelation 3, Musical Fidelity CD-Pre 24, Forte Model 3 amp, Lexicon RT-10 SACD, MMF-5 w/speedbox, Forte Model 2 Phono Pre, Cardas Crosslink, APC H15, URC MX-950, Lovan Stand
    Bedroom: Samsung HPR-4252, Toshiba HD-A2, HK 3480, Signal Cable, AQ speaker cable, Totem Dreamcatchers, SVS PB10-NSD, URC MX-850
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,800
    edited August 2006
    AndyGwis wrote:
    Bill, nice work. I can see you've done these types of shots before. . . very seductive. Start fully dressed with a nice frontal shot and a write-up, then slowly undress and capture pics from different angles, all-the-while continuing to storyboard the whole thing.

    Thanks Andy.
    I took all the internal shots the first night I received this amp (a rainy night in June). It had 15+ years of dust/grime inside, so I did a full in/out cleaning of all the boards, pots, switches, etc. Lots of Deoxit and ProGold. Adjusted the Bias and DC offest too. No photos until I had a clean subject.
    I did all this before I even hooked it to my system. I'm glad it worked;)
    She cleaned up pretty well. Narry a scratch on the front panel. The fully dressed photos were shot a few days later with the use of a tripod and no flash. God, I'm such a dork.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited August 2006
    Nice looking Sony Bill, surprised me a little.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


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