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#88344 - 11/16/11 06:18 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: Jimna]
Syndil Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 9
Loc: Louisville, KY
Originally Posted By: Jimna
I have a Adcom amp I have had since 1996, and it was 10yrs old then. Its still makes my back porch sound soundy.


Still running an Adcom GFA-545II and an Adcom GFA-6000. Absolutely no reason to get rid of them that I can see. Adcom at least gets amps right. Can't say the same for the rest of their stuff though, not from my experience anyway.

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#90388 - 05/20/12 09:06 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: Syndil]
beyond 1000 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Outlaw 7500 for a year now and it's staying. Great amp.
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#90403 - 05/21/12 02:27 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: beyond 1000]
XenonMan Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2643
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
Still have a 1976 model Yamaha CA-800 which I used two weeks ago in the basement of my other house. It is a beast even at 45 watts. Needs a good switch cleaning though.
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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#90428 - 05/26/12 08:09 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: XenonMan]
beyond 1000 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Originally Posted By: XenonMan
Still have a 1976 model Yamaha CA-800 which I used two weeks ago in the basement of my other house. It is a beast even at 45 watts. Needs a good switch cleaning though.


1976? You need to put collector plates on it. If you do sell it go to an antique store. Must be a good amp to still operate the way you say.

Still like the old stuff.

My first amp was actually a receiver from JVC back in the late 70s. It was the JVC RS-7. I thought it was ultra hi-end.
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#90429 - 05/26/12 08:21 PM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: beyond 1000]
XenonMan Offline
Desperado

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2643
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
The CA-800 still functions great but the switches need cleaned. I hadn't used it in 15 years and I plugged it in in my basement and plugged my iPod into the aux 1 input and Voila!! it sounded great. Only has a rated capacity of 45 watts but the dealer I bought it from in Virginia tested its output at 84 watts at the THD rated distortion level. It weighs quite a bit and it is a tank. Anyone know of a good electronics shop near Asheville NC?
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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#90493 - 06/04/12 10:03 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: NRBQLou]
old_school_2 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 82
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
I have some dB Systems DB-6 power amplifiers (four in all). One of these is circa 1980 and the others are circa 1986 or so. All have been modified (back in 2005 or thereabouts) by David Hadaway of dB Systems; I had three of the DB-6 variants converted to the 6M variant (mono-block) as well as equipped with differential XLR inputs (which work nicely with the 990's balanced outputs). The last DB-6 was left as a two-channel amplifier (but modified to have differential XLR inputs) and those are used for the surrounds.

They have been extremely reliable and are about the quietest amplifiers that I have ever heard (i.e. very low noise floor) and certainly the quietest that I have ever owned. They drive B&W Matrix 805's in the main system.
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#93595 - 10/16/13 09:26 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
vdubluvr Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Ohio
I purchased a GFA-555 mkII in 1986 and a GFA-2535 in 1994. Both are still in use, the only time they have been turned off has been when I moved three times - both work flawlessly and sound great.
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Current system:
Outlaw 950
Mac Mini with Blu-ray player
direct tv box
Benq PB2250 video projector
Boston Acoustics 690 fronts, Polk Audio CS-250 Center, Boston Acoustics HD-6 rears, Infinity Powered 12" Sub with ROBOS

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#93637 - 10/27/13 10:40 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
rubbersoul Offline
Desperado

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 379
Loc: folsom, pa.
7700...about 9-10 years old and no problem...it's definitely a keeper. Right.
I am considering purchasing a more powerful amp next year for my mains...B&W804S speakers. A neighbor has a pair and they are powered by 600 watts of power and to my surprise there was a difference with the performance of the 804's.

Time to start saving.
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Outlaw 990/7700
Emotiva amps XPA1 x2
B&W 804S HTM3S DS7's
Fathom 110, 112Subs
Mitsubishi 6800 Projector
Da-Lite Screen,
Oppo BDP93
Sony 777 multi disc CD,SACD,DVD
Comcast
Furman Elite Conditioner
Cisco Ethernet Hub
Bryston BDA1 DAC
Chordette
Monster,MIT Terminator cables,BJC,Legend Audio
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#96504 - 04/13/17 07:44 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
HiFiJeff Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 03/07/17
Posts: 15
Outlaw Audio Model 5000. One month. smile

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#96505 - 04/13/17 08:26 AM Re: How old is your amplifier? [Re: mgdurand]
butchgo Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/22/07
Posts: 279
Loc: Beautiful Eastern Washington
My 7500 is about 8 years old and working like a charm.
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Epson 3500 3D projector
115" Carl's Place Flexiwhite DIY screen
Outlaw 990 Pre/Pro
Outlaw 7500 for center & surround duty
2- Emotiva XPA-1Ls for L/R
1- Emotiva Mini X-A100 for deck
2- Outlaw LFM-1 EX subs
Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray/DVD/SACD player
Emotiva ERM-6.3 for center channel duty
Tekton Enzo XLs L/R
4- Emotiva ERD-1s surround speakers
Emotiva UOM-6.2 for the deck
Technics SL-1100A w/ Ortofon Super OM10 cart
Monster HTS3600MKII power center

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