Hello! Audiophile-in-training needing guidance.

Schmurpy

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#1
Hello people!

I'm quite new to the audiophile world, which was sparked by being recently given a Marantz 2270.... Aaaaaaaand now I'm hooked...

Today, I first discovered Phase Linear, and all the rave reviews about it! It seems that anything touched by Bob Carver is coveted. A local seller (WA state) on Offer up is selling a PL400 (series one, 4-fin), but was advised to hold out for an 8-fin version.

Anyway, I'm here looking for advice, good deals, and a place to begin building an awesome system.

Thanks in advance!
 

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A 4 fin is still workable, just takes a fan on their heatsinks if you are humpin the poor little bugger..

The 2270 is a classic, and a fine example of the species....

And welcome to Phoenix....what brought you here?
 

Schmurpy

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A 4 fin is still workable, just takes a fan on their heatsinks if you are humpin the poor little bugger..

The 2270 is a classic, and a fine example of the species....

And welcome to Phoenix....what brought you here?
The folks at White Oak Audio recommended this place as a good resource.
 

Schmurpy

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Yeah, those darn White Oak folk....
Any advice on a Phase Linear DRS-400 and P-3600 preamp?

Found the combo for $300.

The only literature I found is a little confusing:

"The DRS 400 was a power amplifier but did not carry on the tradition of naming the amplifier after its total RMS rating. It had two rail power supplies; low rail was 50 watts and high rail was 200 watts. It's power bandwidth was 10-80kHtz."

...so, is it 50w, or 200w...or somehow both?
 

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"The DRS 400 was a power amplifier but did not carry on the tradition of naming the amplifier after its total RMS rating. It had two rail power supplies; low rail was 50 watts and high rail was 200 watts. It's power bandwidth was 10-80kHtz."

...so, is it 50w, or 200w...or somehow both?
Ummm... I don’t understand that, either...
 
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