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Oldmics
12-28-2005, 08:41 PM
Howdy Folks

Happy upcoming New Year to All :bouncy:

A customer came into the shop today and during the course of conversation offered me some gear that I am unfamiliar with.

For a small cost he is offering to me a G.A.S. (Great American Sound) Son of Ampzilla amplifier.Its a black faced 80 watt class "A" design.

Also a "Thalia" preamp.

Any opinions to the quality and value of these items?I have heard of Ampzilla but know nothing of its quality.

Should I grab em for eBay or are they worth listening to?

I"m a tube guy and this stuff is way too new for me.If it dosent glow it aint fun.

Tell me please "O" wise ones.

Oldmics

Robh3606
12-28-2005, 08:56 PM
If I am not mistaken there not bad at all. Give Widget a PM I think he mentioned them in a post not to long ago.

Rob:)

norealtalent
12-28-2005, 09:01 PM
I have been told some of the GAS stuff is still revered and holds a decent ebay value but you're right, if it don't glow, it's gotta go...:bouncy:

LE15-Thumper
12-28-2005, 10:25 PM
I have been told some of the GAS stuff is still revered and holds a decent ebay value but you're right, if it don't glow, it's gotta go...:bouncy:

I need a glow unit to drive my dual SUB1500's, any suggestions ?

grumpy
12-29-2005, 09:27 PM
Hey Thumper,

I currently run tubes up top, but not for the sub1500's...
2 pair of 6550's per channel provide enough maintenance cost/fuss.

I like the idea of a little more motor control than most tube amps offer for
driving subs...but that's a bit of smoke blowing... I haven't actually
-heard- sub1500's being driven by massive tube power, I imagine it could
be quite pleasant. 300W Sunn amp + a pair of 15 inchers will flap your
pant legs in a nice way if that's a sound you're looking for.

If you're not to be persuaded otherwise, Audio Research made
a nice set of 300W mono amps that pop up in the sub-$7000
(pun intended) range per pair on the used market now and then.
Think there's an ebay'er pushing a pair for $6500/pair now (or was).

Make for nice space heaters too. :D

-grumpy