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

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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,276
    edited May 2006
    MW SWL9 Tube Pre- Amp
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,422
    edited May 2006
    umm, I happen to have a somewhat fuzzy 'before' photo of the innards of my EICO HF-81 handy...
    (i.e., before the ceramic coupling caps and those other nasty, waxy caps were replaced).

    Don't have a rear-view of this particular amp, but I can provide a full frontal 'after' shot -- not the prettiest face, but a dang fine sounding amplifier nonetheless.
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited May 2006
    Good idea!

    Here's some of my new Carver amp that I just bought from MSkeezer:
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • SkynutSkynut Posts: 3,271
    edited May 2006
    My **** is way dirtier than all yours. Maybe I'll remember next time I rearange my system.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • jtgranbyjtgranby Posts: 888
    edited May 2006
    http://www.rogueaudio.com/images/enlarged/99INSIDE.JPG
    This is what I have coming this week.

    JT
  • jtgranbyjtgranby Posts: 888
    edited May 2006
    The pic of the guts.
    JT
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,276
    edited May 2006
    Jaguar Blue Chassis

    Beardog03 has a Cary Integrated Amplifier with a Jaguar Green chassis...do a search if you're interested in pictures.

    Everyone - Great pics! Keep 'em coming...show me more Audio T&A :D
  • Polkitup2Polkitup2 Posts: 1,475
    edited May 2006
    Outlaw 1070 guts
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited May 2006
    Since I just moved my Parasound in for preamp duty and moved out my Yamaha to another system, I thought I'd open her up and clean her out. Snapped some pictures while I was in there. No front fascia or rear end pics, though.
    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
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,276
    edited May 2006
    Thanks AGAIN, to those folks willing to spin a tip. If you don't "pop the top" on your gear, you might want to look into another hobby.

    I live for this, and everything gets an eyeball...if it's a really cool piece, I take some pics. Unless there is a sticker stating "Warranty Void" or some shite, break it open and take a look.

    You should be involved in what you own, plain and simple. If you don't, you're lame.
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited May 2006
    dorokusai wrote:
    Thanks AGAIN, to those folks willing to spin a tip. If you don't "pop the top" on your gear, you might want to look into another hobby.

    I live for this, and everything gets an eyeball...if it's a really cool piece, I take some pics. Unless there is a sticker stating "Warranty Void" or some shite, break it open and take a look.

    You should be involved in what you own, plain and simple. If you don't, you're lame.

    I agree 100%. When I first look at gear, I always take a peek through the grills. After I purchase, I'll set it up, listen for a few, then off comes the top.

    Look for pics of my HK AVR soon...
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited May 2006
    Doro, Question about your Cary SPL-98 pre amp. First how do you like it? Second what is the chip with a crystal a remote pickup / controller? I consider buying a SPL-98 Pre amp myself one day ;)

    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


  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,110
    edited May 2006
    BAT VK-3i.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,110
    edited May 2006
    Pacific Valve & Electric Company L's Audio A28. They used to sell these as components/kits but those pages are gone now. Not a bad starter tube pre amp. With remote.

    This belongs to Normanality and he let me use it when I was between pre amps.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited May 2006
    That does look like a nice lil' tube pre...with a remote.
    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
  • NormanalityNormanality Posts: 298
    edited May 2006
    Here's another nice little basic tube linestage. No remote though.

    Audcom AP100
  • NormanalityNormanality Posts: 298
    edited May 2006
    The innards of an Innersound 300 WPC active crossover bass amp.

    Nice design, well constructed.
  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited May 2006
    While I had my IC's off, trying to put them on correctly, I figured I might as well open everything up for a quick look.

    The case came off the Parasound P/HP-850 very easily with only 6 screws...especially since they were really loose...ohskigod, you leave all your screws that loose? :p

    Sorry for the poor front and rear pics.
    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 May 2006
    Here are some pics of my Rotel RCD-02. The case on this was quite a bit more finicky, as you had to slide it off toward the back, and it fit kinda tight. Not difficult, though...just more difficult than the Parasound.

    Again, sorry for the poor front and rear shots. And least the shots of the guts came out a lot better.

    The little chip that says 'Sony CXP82440A'...what's that for? Is that to control the CD drive, which I assume is Sony? I couldn't find anything on it that I thougth looked like a DAC.

    I guess it was made in 2002, eh?

    I wonder whose logo that little squigly line is. It's on the main board and the one the analog RCA output jacks are on.

    Four guys tested it out/looked over it, huh?
    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
  • NormanalityNormanality Posts: 298
    edited May 2006
    Here's a single shot of my VTL 2.5 preamp.
    I was a little disappointed in how little is actually inside!
    I replaced the original tubes with Mullard CV4003 and Sylvania 6350's.

    Very nice detailed sound.
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited May 2006
    audiobliss wrote:
    The little chip that says 'Sony CXP82440A'...what's that for? Is that to control the CD drive, which I assume is Sony? I couldn't find anything on it that I thougth looked like a DAC.


    Looking at some spec's myself it's a Sony Microcontroller // but looks like it could be driving the display perhaps checking on front panel switches being push or not.

    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


  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited May 2006
    disneyjoe7 wrote:
    Looking at some spec's myself it's a Sony Microcontroller // but looks like it could be driving the display perhaps checking on front panel switches being push or not.
    Sounds perfectly plausible to me.
    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
  • faster100faster100 Posts: 6,247
    edited May 2006
    audiobliss wrote:
    Sounds perfectly plausible to me.


    Myth busted? :D plausable ?


    I need to take some shots of my pas 3 guts.. way to typical though i guess
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,110
    edited May 2006
    Old gear....Adcom GFA-555
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,110
    edited May 2006
    Adcom GFA-5400.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • WilliamM2WilliamM2 Posts: 4,703
    edited May 2006
    Denon POA-2400 power amp:
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  • WilliamM2WilliamM2 Posts: 4,703
    edited May 2006
    Rotel RB-951 MkII power amp:
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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,276
    edited May 2006
    Nice.
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,276
    edited June 2006
    I've owned a bunch of Rotel vintage gear and it's cool, but I haven't bought many pieces since owning them originally. The new gear really threw me for a loop, as I really liked the aesthetics and the simplicity of the interface. This is in regards to the RSP-1066...and it's siblings.

    They're internally conservative but externally impressive. There is nothing internal that isn't done in the same price bracket but it's miles above generic gear in regards to layout and build quality.

    Blah, blah...here's some guts and ****!
  • del44del44 Posts: 721
    edited June 2006
    Shanling integrated. Got it off audiogon. Pretty clean.
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