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    Got some big old CV A400s on the way.

    I'm looking forward to getting these beasties fired up.I'm getting a pair, so I'll using them for bi-amping.

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    What are they? Any info out there?

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    Cerwin Vega A400

    Stéphane

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephane RAME View Post
    Cerwin Vega A400

    Stéphane
    I googled it and found an image and a quote
    from Grumpy at AK:
    This is one BIG Ole Ugly amp. Weights about 50 pounds. Dates from late 70's-early 80's.
    Rated at something like 200 wpc into 8 and I guess at least 300 @4. Ain't the prettiest amp around but it was built for power not beauty.

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    I'm lazy, yes.

    Cool with the contrasting handles. I like.

    Nudies would be cool...

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    The ones I'm buying look way better than that. I actually found a service manual on line with Bing with some nice nudies and full specs. Here are some juicy details:

    225 wpc into 8 ohms, 350 into 4 ohms, 45 lbs, THD and IM from 1.4 watt to full power .03%

    Very sophisticated and effective protection circuitry for its time. Not bridgeable with a switch unfortunately. Fan cooled.

    http://www.acousticpsychos.com/Files...400-pwr-sm.pdf

    I'll post better pics and more info on Wednesday after they get here.
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