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Hopper 12 pill

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Shadetree Mechanic, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Should I ask Santa for a 12 pill or something else?




     
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  2. dave457

    dave457 Sr. Member

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    If your going to go that big, wouldn't a tube amp be better and probably cost less
     
  3. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    For base use ( and that kind if money ) go with toobs.......
    Much better in the long run.

    73
    Jeff
     
  4. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    What tube amp will do 2500w peak?
     
  5. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    An 8877 (aka 3cx1500) will. I like headroom so I use use a pair of them. The gs35b will get you there but the 8877 is a much better toob. More gain and more linear.
     
  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    What amps use these tubes? I don't know what to look for. Is there anyone who builds these?
     
  7. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    An ameritron al1500 and some alpha amps use them. The ameritron will probably struggle to make 2500 on 11m if it will at all. If I were looking to buy a big tube amp I would look up chris at bm technology. If he's still building he won't disappoint you
     
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  9. Mustang 131

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    Get a pair 3-500z's. Done.
     
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  10. jessejamesdallas

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    Mobile? ...go for it...

    Base? I don't see the need for something that big... It's not like your going to be doing shoot-outs with a base...

    "IMO" something in the 500-1000w range is all you need for a base, then go wild on the antenna set-up if you want...
     

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