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palomar 300A

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by missouri 69, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. missouri 69

    missouri 69 Member

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    I have read on an auction site [ what a source for truth] that the palomar 300A has two dead key settings ...on low the amp can be driven with up to 100 dead key [driver tubes are out of line....
    and on high the amp should only be driven with max 10 watt dead key...
    Is this correct info??
    I owned one of these units and never knew this if it is true..

    anyone know for sure?
    thanks
    sam
    misssouri 69


     

  2. paws264

    paws264 Active Member

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    YUP, you can actually get more out of it on the low side than on the high side if you drive it with an external amplifier. You cannot put hi drive into the "High Side".

    30 or 40 watts swinging to 100 is OK for those four 6LF6's (or KD's or LR's or maybe even 8950's). Expect 400 watts swinging to 650 or so out.

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  3. redwing21

    redwing21 Guest

    300a

    Yes it is true i had one refitted with 6lq6's and i was gettin almost 800w out o fit with a 5&1/2 watt dk the only thing i didt liek about it was the external transfore that came with it but other than that is was a great amp i would like to get another one some day :)
     
  4. JunkYardTechnology

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    lol yeah its true you can drive the piss outta them on the low side.... but they arent the cleanest amp in the world when you do this..

    one good thing about the palamars is you can swap the tubes to 6mb6's.... u can pick them up all day long for around 12 bucks... Might have to raise the lid some... they are tall like the old 6lf6's....
     
  5. Master Chief

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    Re: 300a

    This is what made this a better amp than the Skipper and others! They took the large and heavy transformer and put it outboard. More room for the other parts and I'm sure it helped keep the a/c noise to a minimum.

    The 300a was about as good as you could get from Palomar. The extra piece could be a pain, but well worth it!

    At the end of the day it was still a CB amp, but better than most. If you want even a better amp, find yourself a Pride DX-300!
     
  6. RoadRunner

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    I drive my 300A with a JB200 on the low side works great
     
  7. jc4950

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    I drive mine on low side with a Kenwood TS-140S and get 600 out of it with 6KD6 tubes Joe
     
  8. marc

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    I was told that the amp with the external power supply is a palomar 500??
     
  9. marc

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    When i got my amp it had 2 taller tubes in it, was modulating oneday and the taller tubes grounded against the cover. To fix that i took a piece of LEATHER and layed it between the tubes and cover, no problem since!!
     
  10. Master Chief

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    Nope.
     
  11. CHARLEYMARBLES

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    I have a friend who has 2 of them for sale I will be listing ALOT of stuff for him shortly.

    one is black lid the other is crome lid was woundering what kind of price I should suggest to him ??

    Chuck
     
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    See if you can get both of them for 300 bucks, do they have 8950's or 6lf6's in them?
     
  13. CHARLEYMARBLES

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    I'm not looking to rape him he has alot of equipment I am prolly gonna be listing and I kinda wanted some idea if what these are worth? I'm not in a position to offer him a fair price so I have offered to help him sell his stuff for some less expesensive gear he has but I don't want to let him get raped and was hoping to get help from my friends here at WWRF. I have taken pix of most of his stuff I just have to get some prices for him and then we can sit down and hash out what he wants to sell and for what:)

    thanx in adavance

    Chuck
     
  14. Mike Daniels

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    Was thinking of buying this amp so I have this straight on the high side you wanna drive it with low watts 2 to 10 watts and on the high side something higher
     
  15. Dmans

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    Mike,
    Your question, as written, is very confusing.
    Simply put:
    If the drive power exceeds 10 watts, use the low power setting of the power switch only.

    If the drive power is less than 10 watts, use the high power or low power setting of the power switch.

    You can find the "manual" here.
    http://www.cbtricks.com/Amp/palomar/300a/graphics/palomar_300a_manual.pdf
     

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