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post #76 of 303

It's a single ended electrostatic amp with the matching PSU. 

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It's a single ended electrostatic amp with the matching PSU. 


manufactured by whom?

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Our very own FrankCooter built that :)

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Our very own FrankCooter built that :)


Nice. It must sound great.

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Thanks for the info. I wouldn't have thought there was an illegal something in a audio equipment.

 

What I actually meant by "what are these?" was the devices that have the tube on.


Hopefully, Frank will check in to answer your questions. One detail about Frank's amp that's not apparent from the photos -- there's a third box (a power supply behind and beneath the table).

 

When Frank turns on his amp the mercury vapor tubes generate a bright blue flash.  Standing next to it when it went on, I wasn't sure whether to stand there and admire it or to run!

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When Frank turns on his amp the mercury vapor tubes generate a bright blue flash.  Standing next to it when it went on, I wasn't sure whether to stand there and admire it or to run!

 

I would run while looking back at the beautiful blue tubes on them. 

 

The only picture I took, because I couldn't resist a memento of Frank's awesome DIY amp:

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hey, a nagra t-audio?

2 years ago i should have bought that one, in the end bought a m15.

 

love those vu-meters.

 

 

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Just talked to the Doubletree Hotel to settle up and it turns out that we actually had 2000 sq. ft. + the three tables outside!

 

Hmmm, seems like we could have used even more room? 

 

Now as it turns out, they do happen to have (2) Jr. Ballrooms that sit right across from each other and which equal a combined 2900 sq. ft.

 

Could be nice...  

 

Someone might want to go take a look at those rooms for us and see if it would work well for the next one...just sayin'.  evil_smiley.gif

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^^ Have you thought about putting your feet up and just relaxing??  wink_face.gif

 

Aready working on the next one. Dude... you're like the Terminator.  dt880smile.png

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When Frank turns on his amp the mercury vapor tubes generate a bright blue flash.  Standing next to it when it went on, I wasn't sure whether to stand there and admire it or to run!


Isn't that what happens when two chunks of plutonium get close enough together to create a critical mass?

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I was thinking the same thing.

I bet those blue rectifier tubes throw off some serious radiation when they light up!

Instant X-ray's!!! I'll remember to bring my geiger counter if and when I have a chance to get near Frank's table.basshead.gif

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I was thinking the same thing.

I bet those blue rectifier tubes throw off some serious radiation when they light up!

Instant X-ray's!!! I'll remember to bring my geiger counter if and when I have a chance to get near Frank's table.basshead.gif


Yeah, I was standing behind bobcn at the time... hiding, using him as a shield. I swear I could see the glow through him.  eek.gif
 

post #88 of 303

can anybody give a comparasion review on 507 vs. Jade?

 

(saw them on the same table in some of the pictures, so somebody must have listened to both there)

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so the Lyr sounded great with the HE6?

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Looks like it was a wonderful event and one to be at if you could've. I hope everyone had as much fun as it looks!

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