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donkeystomper amps

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by roger460xvr, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. roger460xvr

    roger460xvr Member

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    has anyone had one of these amps?any reviews .are they worth anything..looking at a 2-pill..never heard of them..would the texas star 350 be better.or a .x-force but they don't use 2879 ..


     
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    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    Ranch55 Well-Known Member

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    Of course, I believe a Texas Star 350 would be a much better choice. The DEI 2SC2879 transistors that come in the TS350 are not the best out there, but driven moderately at about 3 watts, they perform well.
    I have three of the Texas Star 350 amps that I have changed all of them over to Toshiba 2SC2879's . And the latest newer HG 2SC2879 transistors are demonstrating some reliable performance also.
    Get a Texas Star 350 and a couple of Toshiba 2SC2879 transistors and I'll change them out for you plus checking the input and output tuning capacitors.
     
  4. 9C1Driver

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    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Looks like they went up a little more but you get what you pay for.

    The donkey stomper is the same design as the xforce. If he's using Toshiba transistors he's building a better amp than x force offers.

    All these new builders are using the same design. The biggest difference is how well they tune the amps larger than a 4 pill. 4 pill and smaller is copy and paste.

    I didn't like Texas Star when they used Toshiba pillz. No way I'd buy one with dei transistors.
     
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  6. roger460xvr

    roger460xvr Member

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    well I ordered the donkey stomper 2-pill hg-2679 hope it does what his videos show...watt wise.
     
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    Crusher Well-Known Member

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    Hey 543, not all copies are right. Some of the relay placements and extra long leads mess with the circuit. All are not created equal. But you knew that. But a lot of thes e guys don't
     
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    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Yep, I dont know who to recommend anymore. I used to say xforce was ok but I don't trust them anymore.

    Everyone is cutting corners somewhere and they few that will do it right don't want to deal with the clientele anymore.
     
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  10. roger460xvr

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    ill give ya a review when it gets here on thurs,,,,,
     
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    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Post some pics of the inside and I'll do the same.
     
  12. roger460xvr

    roger460xvr Member

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    ok will do.....roger
     
  13. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    I pity the donkey fool . . .

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  14. roger460xvr

    roger460xvr Member

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    SORRY it bother you so much,,,i see what kind of a person you are now ROBB.calling a person a fool GO grow up..
     
  15. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    Sorry that you misunderstood me. Seems to be the rule rather than the exception.

    All I did was poking a little fun at the 'donkey stomper' amp name - is all.
    NOT at you.
     
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