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SUNFIRE CLASSIC VACUUM TUBE PREAMP MODS

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:54 pm

Are there any mods/upgrades out there for the Sunfire Classic tube preamp? Has anybody done anything special to their preamps?
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Post by mbskeam » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:18 am

yes....

did not due any thing for the sound but it shure do look cool....

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Post by kingman » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:58 am

Very nice Mike!!! =D>
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Re: SUNFIRE CLASSIC VACUUM TUBE PREAMP MODS

Post by MRHP » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:13 am

Snoop65 wrote:Are there any mods/upgrades out there for the Sunfire Classic tube preamp? Has anybody done anything special to their preamps?
Does yours have the IEC connector Snoop? That made a nice difference in sound for me.
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Post by Snoop65 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:33 am

mbskeam wrote:yes....

did not due any thing for the sound but it shure do look cool....

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Wow Mike!!!! That looks great................show off! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Snoop65 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:35 am

MRHP wrote:
Snoop65 wrote:Are there any mods/upgrades out there for the Sunfire Classic tube preamp? Has anybody done anything special to their preamps?
Does yours have the IEC connector Snoop? That made a nice difference in sound for me.
Yup!!! I did mine just before you did yours. :D
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Post by hewlew1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:10 am

Mike did that mod to his Sunfire so it would match his Carverfest amps. He is kinda anal like that :rolleyes:
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Post by frenchguy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:35 am

ha ha, he said ANAL!! :lol:
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Post by Snoop65 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:48 am

frenchguy wrote:ha ha, he said ANAL!! :lol:
Lol!!!! Beavis and Butthead alert!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by mbskeam » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:26 pm

What, who me?????.....LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
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Post by Magnaryder » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:55 pm

Harry on/FUCKING BEAUTIFUL MIKE but You piss me the fuck off dude, I wish I has 1% or your skill.....my shit would look WAAY the fuck better. Still beautiful work man!!!!!/Harry off.

Now for changes, I plan to send mine to VHFofP for a mod session. I want to upgrade DACT volume, balance and selector units, planning a remote activated DACT stepped attenuator, PRP and Mills resistors and Obbligatto film caps in the signal path, and I found some Blackgates for the power supply filtering. That should make these great tubes I have sound a whole lot better.

Oh yeah and some of those very cool rhodium RCAs like the ones Tom sent me for my CF amp.

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Post by hewlew1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:33 pm

You are my BFF Ray! I just kicked George to the curb.
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Re: SUNFIRE CLASSIC VACUUM TUBE PREAMP MODS

Post by Magnaryder » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:44 pm

hewlew1 wrote:You are my BFF Ray! I just kicked George to the curb.

But I still like you George :D

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