in Cabin12 we found my line conditioner created an issue with my Lightstar. Manifested itself as a 'snap' in James' ribbon. Plugging it back into the wall fixed the problem. Manual says 'NOT' to plug Lightstar into a line conditioner....Carver Research built one in. Conditioners create headroom problems.Zoot Horn wrote:Magnaryder wrote:treitz3 wrote:Damn, the ONE thing we need and need more than anything is good, clean electricity and I'm surprised nobody has said anything about that. 135 volts? Naw, that had nothing to do with folks losing two amps and 5 tubes........absolutely nothing at all.......
Lightstars love the big volts....
Tom, I thought that black box you had those mega$$$$ power cords plugged into was a power line conditioner
running the bias to hot had nothing to do with tube failure did it?
Yes..runnung a tube at a higher bias will in fact shorten the life of the tubes,,I know this from first hand experience--hot bias can and will cause tubes to die prematurley,,as in six months or less in some cases.
The power to some of the cacins did not help either.