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#91080 - 04/18/05 01:52 AM Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
You think I'm joking, right? Some have followed the discussions about tube amps - I have one, and you have heard the detractors howling - you know the folks who know everything but hear nothing ... well, I found the answer - a solid state amp which sounds as good as most tube amps, a solid state amp which will knock the socks off a tubie with great specs up to about 10 wpc, a digital amp which costs about $20-40. Yes, that's right, and I'm not kidding.

I got mine and so I can now tell you about the Sonic Impact T-Amp. I paid $20 each and picked up 10 of them. I got a 3 amp 13.8 volt power supply from Radio Shack (otherwise it works on AA batteries), moved the Kenwood KA9100 and a pair of Dahlquist DQM905s out of the way, stood up a pair of 93db efficient Michaura M55s (very similar to the M22) same 5.25" aluminum driver and the 3/4" Titanium tweeter from the Merak line of speakers and the former Axiom - love this speaker), hooked up my15 year old JVC CD player, and holy samolies, the little M55s with the T-Amp just blew away the best garage system I'd ever heard. It is definitely on par with the Antique Sound Labs MG S1 15DT as to sound. The ASL is a bit sweeter, but this T-Amp is a JOKE!!! BUY ONE!!

PS I own no stock or have any interest in the manufacturer, distributor or have anything to do with Sonic Impact or the T Amp except for having gotten mine and picking my ass off the floor in giddy disbelief.

Friends, this thing is great. Go and enjoy. This is not a belated April Fools Joke. This is the real deal.
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#91081 - 04/18/05 02:04 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
I hear ya and I know your not joking. I have had 2 for a little over 2 months!

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/sonicimpact/t.html

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#91082 - 04/18/05 02:28 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7373
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Okay, I just recently picked up an integrated tube amp, but at forty dollars how can I not pass this up? Looking into it. . .
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#91083 - 04/18/05 02:56 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
Go online, get a good power supply (+3 amps, no more than 14V output), get your soldering iron out ... pick up some "L" DC power plugs, solder one to the end of some speaker wire ( I used silver Cardas, of course), get yourself a Radio Shack 1 x 1/8" (earphone jack size) male into 2 RCA male plugs ... and get gobsmacked, giddy with laughing, and then cry about all your expensive amps!!!

I picked up 10, I'm going to put together a nice 6 channel HT system using these things with some extra M55s. These things are awesome as long as you keep the output below 11 watts (15 wpc max). Your M3s will SING!

Can't believe my ears!!
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#91084 - 04/18/05 03:27 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7373
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
This could turn into the ultimate DIY project. Talk about bang for your buck.
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#91085 - 04/18/05 04:46 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
Wow - perhaps I may start a little speaker system sooner than I thought. I've already got a preamp - maybe coupled with this and a pair of M3s...hmmmm...

*Edit: I just ordered one of these. Lets see how they do with the M22s, Peter.


Edited by AdamP88 (04/18/05 04:48 AM)

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#91086 - 04/18/05 08:22 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Oh, double great, now I have to move the moose from the fireplace to the back wall, AND the M3s From the back wall to a dedicated listening room-is there no end to this?

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#91087 - 04/18/05 08:43 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5256
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Some friends of mine moved out of the city to a hobby farm about 40 miles northwest and they have various farm animals (the goat mostly) wandering through the house pretty much at will. Apart from offering a "your plate is always clean" service I guess they offer a variety of HF dampening scenarios as well.

I guess it's too late to take the moose to the vet ?

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#91088 - 04/18/05 09:23 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Maybe it's an urban legend, but do goats really eat stuffed Moose heads?(the vet is also a taxidemist-extra income, fast service)

We have four grandkids living with us, so empty plates really isn't a problem. (Hey, maybe I could train the kids to stand or sit in strategic locations during serious listening sessons to approximate a wandering goat!!) Including one to hold the pillow behind my head!

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#91089 - 04/18/05 09:33 AM Re: Want to Try Super Tube Sound for $20?
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
goats eat ANYTHING!!

they dont care. they are filthy little animals, with little to no intelligence. there is usually one smart one in a group of 15-20, and they just follow him. but, they are very cute babies..

bigjohn
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