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2 pill amplifiers...

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Oatmeal, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal Active Member

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    I'd like to know something about these 2 different size 2 pill amps...
    One has the 2290's in it.....the other has 2879's in it...

    I want to know, what kinds and size tube amps can these amps be used with for a driver ?..


     

  2. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    What brand or name amplifiers are they? Reason being there are big differences, palomar, texas star, x-force, and then different classes. Would it be best to drive a tube amp with another smaller tube amp?
     
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  3. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal Active Member

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    A 2 pill like to try a DM or maybe a BM Technology amp...
    Kinda doubt it been a XF amp..

    Or maybe a JB 12 or 15 modulator...
    Used to run a JB 12 years ago..
     
  4. Z-MAN 369

    Z-MAN 369 Active Member

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    I personally dont like to drive an amp with another amp. I would go with a high powered radio to "drive" a HD amp. Maybe a 1-pill though.
     
  5. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    Whats the difference?
     
  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Stability. Less chance of over-driving. Better control of power. Less mess connecting things up. Less chance of things going wrong. Generally lower power consumption.
     
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  7. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    I did the high power radio thing a few years ago, an external driver is a lot more flexible in my opinion.
     
  8. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Originally Posted by Captain Kilowatt [​IMG]
    1)Stability. How is an outboard amp more stable than an inboard amp? [/quote]

    More tuned circuits interacting in the presence of upset impedances or RF fields. More common that you may think.



    3)Better control of power. See#2

    4)Less mess connecting things up. See#2

    5)Less chance of things going wrong. See#2 [/quote]

    True but nevertheless a consideration. You asked how it was different. this takes that issue out of the mix.

     
  9. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    I always thought that driving a big amp with a high powered radio reduced potential impedance mismatches that could occur when running 1 amp into another amp.... maybe I'm wrong in my thinking, but that's kind of a rule I've always lived by. :confused:


    ~Cheers~
     
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  10. dx31353

    dx31353 Active Member

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    So many different opinions. I guess the old saying is true. "More than one way to skin a cat.".
     
  11. Thumper76

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    I've always wondered how many ways there was to skin a cat......:laugh:
     
  12. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    sure, there are more than one way to skin a cat, but there is only one way to scrub a cheese grater. :whistle:

    anyway, to put it another way- linear amplifiers do not like to be connected to coaxial cables.
    LC
     
  13. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal Active Member

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    If you was going to buy a 2 pill and later use it for a driver, would you buy one with the variable power in it ?...
     
  14. dx31353

    dx31353 Active Member

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    Yes.
     
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  15. Oatmeal

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    10-4, what are some advantages of having the variable in a amp ?....
     

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