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Steve-White

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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2020, 11:36:57 AM »

^^^ Or proper power up sequencing and opening of gain.
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Dan Mortensen

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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2020, 04:28:36 PM »

The later version of the 2.0 was the PT1250 (Pro Touring/PT), the later version 1.5 was the PM1200 where they added an extra cooling fan and removed the adjustable voltage limiting.
I had some of those back in the day, actually I have a PM600 running my computer speakers right now!
The PT1250 and earlier 2.0 were crazy light weight power amps for that era. For mids I always felt the PT1250 was a good sounding power amp and overall better sounding and cooler running than the PM1200.

You got it, thank you!

All my 2.0's and 1250's are gone, but I still have 4 PM-1201's out of 5 (one here, so I could just now look at the model #) in an install, where they've been the last 20 years or so. The problem has been the fans getting noisy, not sure how to replace that. They're working fine otherwise.

I, too, felt the 2.0/1250's sounded better, and they almost always did what I needed them to do. Until they started dying.

Funny story: Dave Stevens, founder of the LAB, did some gigs for me way back when, and he blew up two 2.0's or 1250's at the same gig at the same time simply by turning them on. Finger on switch, BAM. IIRC they weren't even connected to anything.

Of course I told him he didn't have the proper technique; neither of us had any idea what the deal was with that. That was probably the beginning of the end for those amps with me.
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Jeff Bankston

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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2020, 05:15:35 PM »

Turn on power amps last. Turn off power amps first. No thumps. No new woofies.
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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2020, 05:32:25 PM »

Turn on power amps last. Turn off power amps first. No thumps. No new woofies.
Tell that to the guy who kicked out the cord & plugged it back in..
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Jeff Bankston

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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2020, 09:57:54 PM »

Tell that to the guy who kicked out the cord & plugged it back in..
I never had that problem nor ever heard of that happening in 50 years I'v been playing. Power cord to amps should be protected from that.
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MikeHarris

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« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2020, 02:20:33 AM »

I never had that problem nor ever heard of that happening in 50 years I'v been playing. Power cord to amps should be protected from that.

Really .??  You should get out more often...and itís not the amp...itís the EQ thatís the problem
They move plugs around hookin up that newfangled cassette player
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« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2020, 06:25:18 AM »

I never had that problem nor ever heard of that happening in 50 years I'v been playing. Power cord to amps should be protected from that.
Ya, get out and see more.
i had one "helpful" person go in the back of an amp rack, unplug a sub amp, and plug in a coffee machine.
This was between Sound Check and Doors. By the second hit of the kick, I knew there was a problem.
Make it as idiot-resistant as you want. God always comes up with a "better" idiot.
Chris.
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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2020, 06:53:43 AM »

Ya, get out and see more. God always comes up with a "better" idiot.
Chris.

Might be a topic all on its own.  The best idiot did......
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Jeff Bankston

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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2020, 04:42:17 PM »

Really .??  You should get out more often...and itís not the amp...itís the EQ thatís the problem
They move plugs around hookin up that newfangled cassette player
get out more often ? really ! you see we dont let anyone near our stuff !
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Re: Z Z Top console
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2020, 12:28:08 PM »

get out more often ? really ! you see we dont let anyone near our stuff !

Jeff, with all due respect, Not "letting", and not "happening" are 2 very different things.
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