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    I just wanted to introduce myself to the Phoenix Community. I have been a long time lurker, but just recently became of forum member. Back in the late 70's I acquired my first Phase Linear product. It was a model 700B. I used it up until the early 90's on a pair of SpeakerLab K's, then put it all in storage when I became a parent. Turns out that loud music and young kids aren't real compatible.

    Now I'm an empty nester and am getting back into audio as a hobby. Somewhat on a wim I acquired a couple of PL400 series I amps. Both were non-functional, and one was missing parts. Back in November Northwind provided me with the missing parts (thanks again Northwind). One is an early 4 fin model built in 1973 (according to S/N), and the other is a later 8 fin model which I estimate was built in 1976/77.

    I plan to get my 700B out of storage and refurbish it with a WOPR upgrade and possibly some cosmetic upgrades like a new faceplate. But before I do that I am re-familiarizing myself with the Phase Linear amplifier family by fixing up the 400's. At this point I've got 1 of the 2 PL400's working (the 8 fin model).

    Also I just got a good deal on a Carver C-1 pre-amp. I don't know much about the Carver preamps, but I see over on thecarversite that this preamp can be modded to be a great performer, so that is on my to-do list as well.

    Regardless of all that, this site is a great resource for Phase Linear fans and I am glad I found it.

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    Welcome aboard!

    This site is a great resource. I have posted lots of history and documentation here.

    An archived copy of the website Dean and I shared can be found at:


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    Welcome Brother!
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    Quite a few old time/long time Pl owners here.
    Welcome buddy.

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    Warm welcome to Phoenix from sunny Arizona!!

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