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Title: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Jeff Bankston on July 11, 2016, 04:54:35 am
Look what I found on Craigslist ! Amps for sale !

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/msg/5663762510.html
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Mike Caldwell on July 26, 2016, 07:52:10 pm
Gotta love any piece of equipment that has the letters "BF" as part of model number!
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Ivan Beaver on July 26, 2016, 09:00:13 pm
Gotta love any piece of equipment that has the letters "BF" as part of model number!
As in Belch Fire 6000 :)
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Mike Caldwell on July 26, 2016, 09:10:57 pm
I was thinking of a Showco BFM series of monitors, in that case BF stood for something other Belch Fire!

You need to get one of the Cal Jam amps for your collection.......or has that need already been filled.

Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Ivan Beaver on July 26, 2016, 09:21:44 pm


You need to get one of the Cal Jam amps for your collection.......or has that need already been filled.
I would LOVE to have one.  I have been looking for one for several years.

Unfortunately I can't afford it at this time.  Especially the shipping 
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Steve M Smith on July 27, 2016, 02:55:54 am
I would LOVE to have one.  I have been looking for one for several years.

Unfortunately I can't afford it at this time.  Especially the shipping

You need to go for an extended holiday.  First to England to pick up one of my Studiomaster amps, then back home via California for one of these.  I'm sure they would both fit in a back pack!!


Steve.
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Ivan Beaver on July 27, 2016, 12:33:31 pm
You need to go for an extended holiday.  First to England to pick up one of my Studiomaster amps, then back home via California for one of these.  I'm sure they would both fit in a back pack!!


Steve.
Can you say "carry on"????? Sure it will fit in the overhead.  It might kill somebody though----

:) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Riley Casey on July 27, 2016, 10:17:46 pm
Another piece of 'seemed like a good idea at the time' technology.  Something like an old Yamaha PM2000 with that characteristic sound of the transformers and discrete opamps I can see keeping around.  Power amps, meh less so.
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Steve M Smith on July 28, 2016, 02:53:52 am
Can you say "carry on"????? Sure it will fit in the overhead.  It might kill somebody though

One on each side in the middle of the aircraft so as not to unbalance it!


Steve.
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Stephen Kirby on July 28, 2016, 05:37:14 pm
Another piece of 'seemed like a good idea at the time' technology.  Something like an old Yamaha PM2000 with that characteristic sound of the transformers and discrete opamps I can see keeping around.  Power amps, meh less so.
This is for Ivan's "Wall of Phlame".  Some folks collect Hummels, Ivan collects iconic amps.
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Ivan Beaver on July 28, 2016, 07:33:43 pm
This is for Ivan's "Wall of Phlame".  Some folks collect Hummels, Ivan collects iconic amps.
Not all the amps are "flames" just a couple.

Specifically the phase linear 200-400-700

The BGW7000

Crown MT1000 (the original one)

BOSE (not sure of model but 400 watt/channel and over 100lbs)

Those are the amps I "loved to hate" back when I was a bench tech
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 28, 2016, 07:50:31 pm
One on each side in the middle of the aircraft so as not to unbalance it!

Not historical, but here are some amps that were part of a DJ system being used at Panorama. It was apparently designed by some famous DJ, and with 7 stacks like this around the room it sounded pretty damn good. I was more impressed with the amps. I'd love to have some of these at home.

Mac

McIntosh Labs Amplifiers (http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/us/Products/pages/ProductListingHorizontal.aspx?CatId=amplifiers)
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Stephen Kirby on July 28, 2016, 09:18:12 pm
Mac's are pretty but kind of blurry sounding compared to other things.  You want something like this at home.

Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Chris Hindle on August 01, 2016, 08:42:05 am
Not all the amps are "flames" just a couple.

Specifically the phase linear 200-400-700

The BGW7000

Crown MT1000 (the original one)

BOSE (not sure of model but 400 watt/channel and over 100lbs)

Those are the amps I "loved to hate" back when I was a bench tech

Weren't they just labeled as "BOSE Power Station" ??
Used an Adamson rig 20 or 25 years ago with a couple of racks of them.
In the 2 years I was there, never had to bench one of them.
Chris.
Title: Re: CalJam74 PA Amps For Sale
Post by: Ivan Beaver on August 01, 2016, 12:03:35 pm
Weren't they just labeled as "BOSE Power Station" ??
Used an Adamson rig 20 or 25 years ago with a couple of racks of them.
In the 2 years I was there, never had to bench one of them.
Chris.
The one I have is the 1800.  400 watts per channel.

I have repaired a good number of them back in the 80s. 

One of them came to me with a hole burnt through the circuit board that you could drop a silver dollar through.

NO-I CANNOT fix that---------