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Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by bigal46563, Jul 4, 2010.
Inside The Kicker K 500
Here is pictures of the inside of my K 500. Also i have the schematic for it, that i would be glad to share it with you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will send you a copy of it. Thanks
Same as a Firebird 500.
Sweep tube amp, good for 300W or better. One driving three.
Yes, you got a good deal.
The last one I had, I paid 125$ for it and sold it for 250$.
The switch on the far left was added. What does it do?
The down side of that amp is the fact that TV sweep tubes are hard to find and expensive.
When it was built (probably the 70"s), that were plentiful and cheap.
People have to remember that dust is in most cases the main cause of overheating and things burning up I clean mine out 2 times a year so I know its free of any build up. At times its a pain pulling things out of line unhooking and then pulling all the screws out but as I do it I think of the hour used to do this being nothing compared to repair / shipping bills parts ETC so watching the dust fly gives me a sense of security and my wallet has a better chance of not drastically thinning anytime soon.
With these older caps / parts there most likely not going to holdout under this type of stress as a fresh part or parts so keep this in mind when looking at these units and seing that dust around them.
What is the proper procedure to tune this thing, and can it be set lower than max output?
How long will this amp last since it does not have any cooling fans?
Not a bad amp overall really. Not sure what I would replace it with if I had to.
I set mine to 50 watts and she will swing up to 200 watts. This is with 3 watts in. If for some reason i need a little more power i will just flip the switch to high. I have talked all over the USA with just the 50 watts. I do not like to over drive it. But if i do need a lot more, She will do it.
I discovered that the transmitter was seriously out of alignment and that is why I was having problems on SSB.