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    Maybe not that old. I'm not quite social security eligible. Soon rabbit, soon. My first exposure to Phase Linear was a DRS-250 that drove my Ohm-F's. The Ohm-F's suffered a catastrophic failure and were traded up to Ohm Walsh 5's. The only problem with the DRS-250 in 30 years has been some crazy silicon-unobtanium device early in its life. It still cranks along, though now I think there is a cold solder joint that has finally given way as there is no sound in one channel when it's cold unless I put some weight on the chassis and it springs to life. My latest find is the set you see in my avatar which I scored on the list for 2 bills and some change. It all works, though on occasion the amp has some strange high level broadband noise.... Sounds great though. I'm hoping I can get some direction on rehabbing or modding these 'new school' PL's. I suppose I should start a separate thread for that and then venture down the rabbit hole....Anyway, I like the brand of crazy you have 'round here and look forward to maybe adding to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timinator2 View Post
    Maybe not that old. I'm not quite social security eligible. Soon rabbit, soon. My first exposure to Phase Linear was a DRS-250 that drove my Ohm-F's. The Ohm-F's suffered a catastrophic failure and were traded up to Ohm Walsh 5's. The only problem with the DRS-250 in 30 years has been some crazy silicon-unobtanium device early in its life. It still cranks along, though now I think there is a cold solder joint that has finally given way as there is no sound in one channel when it's cold unless I put some weight on the chassis and it springs to life. My latest find is the set you see in my avatar which I scored on the list for 2 bills and some change. It all works, though on occasion the amp has some strange high level broadband noise.... Sounds great though. I'm hoping I can get some direction on rehabbing or modding these 'new school' PL's. I suppose I should start a separate thread for that and then venture down the rabbit hole....Anyway, I like the brand of crazy you have 'round here and look forward to maybe adding to it.

    I recognize the pre and tuner, but not the amp, is that the 250??
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    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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    Welcome Timinator2! Crazy is the norm around here and I think most wouldn't have it any other way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    I recognize the pre and tuner, but not the amp, is that the 250??
    Yes, that's the DRS-250 on top. Looked it up.
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    Actually.....

    It's the DRS-400, though internally it may be pretty much the same amp section. Maybe some extra power supply mojo. The DRS-250 is an integrated amp. I stumbled across a page where someone had done some mods/recap upgrades but foolishly didn't save the page, because you know, you can always find the same results in that google search. Not.

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    welcome aboard man. Don't know crap about the new stuff... Hell, don't know crap about the old stuff either..... But, I'm king Bullshit so get ready to party...


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