|[AMRadio] Re: AM ?? Vince|
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Apr 8 17:11:22 EDT 2007
> Awhile ago there was a thread on this or the Tube Collectors list about
> the Ampeg SVT and it's use of the 6146.
> Six of them with the output rating of 300 watts.
Ah OK - the SVT DID use 6146es for one year - 1969.
All of the ones I ever worked on were the types with 6550s, which
I think covers the majority of them...
Either amplifier is good for about 200 to 300 watts of audio.
VERY nice when you need a little extra kick in the pants on stage!
They still make the SVT CL model with 6550s at 300 watts.
I worked on a number of those as well as the larger Sunn
power amplifiers, Fender 400 watt (claimed) amplifiers and the like.
I think Acoustic had some chunky models that would really
churn out some audio power too - but they were all squalid state.
HiWatt lived up to their name and built some with Six KT88s
Ampeg claims that their SVT-8 head will deliver 2500 watts
RMS. Again it's "squalid state," but how's THAT for rattling
the walls? Don't practice on that one at home when the
neighbors are in!
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