Carver C-500 vs Phase Linear 400 Series II

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Has anyone looked at a Carver C-500 to see if it could benefit from a WOA backplane kit and new WOA Control Board. From the outside, the amps look very similar. I have not seen the inside of a Carver C-500. Anyone have any nudies?
This one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ca...906679?hash=item2896a23cf7:g:CkYAAOSwoKhe8SH1
c500s will actsept white oak driver board main cap upgrade. the dcp board can also be installed but I think it must be inverted. it may or may not actsept the cylon uprade kit do not know. the amp should be able to be made full comp. you would have to rebuild the back wall or have some one make custom bakeplane boards for you the 400s have 16 outputs c500s have 20 outputs 700s have 24 outputs. pm grapplesaw he built one.
this may also help
https://forums.phxaudiotape.com/threads/carver-c-500-upgrade-to-wopl.7127/
https://forums.phxaudiotape.com/thr...d-candidate-for-white-oak-audio-upgrade.6250/
https://forums.phxaudiotape.com/threads/carver-c-500.8573/#post-228616
https://forums.phxaudiotape.com/threads/carver-c-500-power-amp.8020/#post-213761
 
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If the 400 relay board is going to get installed on one of these amps I would like to know what the +DC voltage is a 120VAC input. There is a possibility that a value change could be in order to protect the chip from overvoltage.
 
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