[Amps] Alpha mania
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Mon Feb 3 09:45:22 EST 2003
> I still think that when it comes to amps, a little
>operator knowledge and the KISS principle in the basic
>design is the way to go. More fancy features, more fancy headaches.
Amen to that, Mark. Keeping an autotune Collins 208U10 (8170) amplifier
working is nearly a fulltime job.
>On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 11:20:58 EST MorgusMagnificen at aol.com writes:
>> I have been watching all of this buzz over the computer controlled
>> which seems to be controlling its owner.
>> Seriously, though, having never been a commercial amp owner I am not
>> well in
>> touch what the market offers those of you who do buy amps. The
>> impression I
>> am getting about this situation is as follows. What am I missing?
>> First, out here, and actually in many places in this country, the
>> voltage regularly jumps around by 10-15% for short and medium terms.
>> Are you
>> telling me that after this company charges you several killobux for
>> deluxe design wonder, it is going to groan, go to sleep or even
>> worse because
>> the line voltage varies as we all KNOW it will? Would it be asking
>> too much
>> of them to include some friendly internal compensations for 10-20%
>> Also, I can offer the following additional observation with some
>> For about an additional $10 (approx.) they could provide a full
>> message display, which could sit there and constantly roll the
>> stored fault
>> codes in what is called "billboard mode". Again, greed wins out.
>> Eric von Valtier K8LV
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