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    Equipment Offered To Me

    Howdy Folks

    Happy upcoming New Year to All

    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

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    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

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    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...

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    Love the glow, but need more "Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by norealtalent
    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...
    I need a glow unit to drive my dual SUB1500's, any suggestions ?
    LE15-Thumper
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    Tube sub amp?

    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.

    -grumpy

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