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    Gasoline prices Skyrocketing!

    3.53 in Bellingham WA today.
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    Hi all busy week and little time for me. I did get a little work done. Right channel mostly completed. Hope to get it a bit further along this weekend but the honey do list is being resurrected
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    Former carver owner now PL

    I have to agree with Perry. I did up a couple carver c500’s which are in essence a PL400 with minor differences. Thes are now wopl’ed
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    Maybe more
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    You said “They are rather rare so getting some guys to move to a 500 is nearly impossible” I said “watch me “ referring to the fact I will get people to move to 500’s then I said something childish
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    Watch me or is bit me
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    PL 700 Pro Build

    Do both. Washers plus heat shrink between. Can’t hurt
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    PL 700 Pro Build

    These are used on the later dual 500 and all D-500 transformers. The pro was kind of the last kick at the cats as it was before phase linear 700’s met their demise. I found in earlier dual 500‘s they used full length drinking straws. I found these on serial number 1002 and had red stripes. I...
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    There’s an idea. We can talk.
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    Got a terminal strip setup in the middle for added some fuse holds for the control board supply. I have decided to got with the G control board. The E board is a better fit but do to the 700 series II I just did having such low noise floor thought i had to at least one with the G you will...
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    Using silver plated #12 sordid strand for the collector and silver plated #16 for the base loop
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    You probably said that maybe Glen’s a little ahead of himself putting in all the drivers. Well that’s the way I roll not to mention it’s holding all the TO-3 bases in place for the heavy bus wires.
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    I got some heaven TO-3 bases for this build. They take a #6-32 screw so useable to Allen cap screws. I put 1/8” long nylon bushings in the bolt holes as extra safety against a screw shifting and causing a ground. i have started the neg rail layout. I am using some 5 watt Panasonic emitter...
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    The thing I like about these things is the sear might in all aspect.. as you see it’s a whole different construction than the 700’s. It’s also got a very busy inside. on this unit I will attempt to further declutter the beast. so Here we go the back plain is started with all new components...
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    Dual-500 king of the Castle

    So to bring life back to this thread I have a new build started this weekend. Got to work on it right after I tore apart my gas leaf blower to see what I f,?@#d on it. total right off I hope to entice a few good people to want one of these units. I have owned one for about 30 years it’s still...
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