- Feb 8, 2020
Don't pay more than scrap-metal value unless you can hook each one up to a radio, a power supply and a wattmeter you trust.
If you can't try it out, Murphy's Law says it's already blown out and needs expensive RF power transistors, and maybe other repairs besides.
The odds are not in your favor. This kind of amplifier is built with no internal protection whatever from excessive drive power or from high SWR.
Could be that they all work just fine.
My experience suggests that the odds are against you.
Buzz , First welcome to the forum ! Do like Nomad said ! IMO they all look like they been keyed a few times ! Check , Check & re-check ! jmo , 73 & God Bless , Leo
Will do thanks I was also thinking of hooking up an inductive amp meter to the input of the amps and seeing how many amps they draw!
Fatboy if it's a 4 pill $175 if it's a 8 pill $225 - eBay price would be $275/$375
I tend to agree on the other numbers..but a fatboy 8 pill for $225?
ya he is asking for $350 for the fat boy and I really don’t have a good way to test it (1000watt amp)
I would guarantee it’s not an 8 at that price, most likely a 1x4. I’m not into class c, or internal drivers, but if it has working Toshibas in it it’s probably worth more than that to a lot of folks.
Pretty substantial current requirements to test an amp like that. 90+ amps if used in typical class C fashion.
I tend to agree with others suggestion you check out the Texas Star. Might get lucky and find it works and has Toshibas in it - a huge bonus.