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sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

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frenchguy

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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:17 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

Dont know ? He just asked if I wanted either upgrade ? [-X
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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:26 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

I believe it replaces some electrolytics.
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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:58 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

So I guess I will just skip th refresh upgrades & just go with the standard refurb !
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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:11 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

I just don’t know this is out of my area of expertise which is why I asked the questions if the upgraded caps would increase lifespan or performance it may be worth it. As I would only expect to have this work done every so many years I would probably be the sucker and go for it but even if you don’t you should expect that the standard service would return it to its original quality.
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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:21 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

Well, I'd use caps better than the originals (long life, high ripple current, high temperature (105ºC) and low ESR). Today's caps have better electrolytic formulations than the caps did when that amp was made.
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Post Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:56 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

BillD wrote:Well, I'd use caps better than the originals (long life, high ripple current, high temperature (105ºC) and low ESR). Today's caps have better electrolytic formulations than the caps did when that amp was made.



When Rolland refreshed my son's TFM-45, I went with upgraded caps. Don't have any idea as to what they were, other than they were an upgrade from originals. Trusted Rolland's advice.
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Post Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:35 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

I told Rolland to do both upgrades for a total price of $409 plus $45 return shipping!! Im sure it will be all that I want it to be!! will be bringing it next month so you guys can give it a listen!! :-)
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Post Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:57 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

frenchguy wrote:So I guess I will just skip th refresh upgrades & just go with the standard refurb !



that's what i did with my tfm55. refurb and repair. rolland even refinished the cover that had scratches. real class.
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:30 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

Rolland has always provided me with amazing support either via email or phone. He is a great guy to talk to and always been a great help with any audio issues.

I need to send him my sig. next!
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Post Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:51 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

its there & paid for, cant wait to get it back, Im sure I WILL be a happy camper!! :D
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Post Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:35 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

frenchguy wrote:its there & paid for, cant wait to get it back, Im sure I WILL be a happy camper!! :D



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Post Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:24 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

e-mailed Rolland a few days ago & he told me my tfm42 is not even on the bench yet?? wow, didnt know he was that backed up with work!! he said he received mine on august 2nd & at that time it was 8 week backlog!! should have sent it out sooner!!! was not gonna put my system back together till I got it back but dont think I will wait now!! guess I will just use my tfm25 for a little while longer, not that big of a deal but really looking forward to getting my tfm 42 back!! :-)
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Post Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:21 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

Al, why don't you try your Carverfest Tube amp for a while ?

I know it is low power but it drove those als towers reasonably well.

Try it and see !
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Post Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:53 pm

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

They sounded great on the JBL's.
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Post Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:44 am

Re: sending my tfm 42 to rolland tomorrow

Rolland e-mailed me tonight & said he shipped my tfm 42 on the 11th so should see it very soon!! excited to give it a test drive!!!!!!!!!! \:D/ just so you guys know, thats about 10 weeks so be prepared if you send anything to him for a refurb!! He is super busy & it will take some time to get it back!! but worth the wait!!
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