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The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Eddie

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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:00 pm

The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was darkness in the world of power amps till Bob Carver broke out his first Lightstar!
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:08 pm

Re: The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow! how long have you had that one. Looks to be a hybrid of the TFM-75 and the Sunfire Stereo Grands that followed.

I bet it sounds as good as it looks =D>
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:09 pm

Re: The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That yours Eddie??? Pics are blurry, but I see the 1 designation.
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:55 pm

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Dang, never knew this had two power cords! and with a ground pin too. Was each power cord for each channel? Dam, that must pull some juice! That is Awesome! Thanks for the pictures!
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:06 pm

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That is a great find Eddie!!!
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:10 pm

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Pretty impressive, Eddie. \:D/ How about the rest of the story??
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:36 pm

Re: The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

weitrhino wrote:Pretty impressive, Eddie. \:D/ How about the rest of the story??


First thing is I have it like I had one here last year and had to bring that one to CF09 this one will be going to CF10! But I'll give you guys one guess who this one belongs to! This may be the first one but it is number five in his group!
But I do get to play with it for a while! Eddie!
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Post Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:18 pm

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:-$ :-# :D
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:40 am

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I can't quite make it out, Eddie; can you possibly make those pics a LITTLE LARGER???!???!?!?!?!?!??!?
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:14 am

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Dang, I have to load another Lightstar.
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:36 am

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Naaa. maybe I'll do a little work this year :lol:
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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:28 pm

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Jag_97470 wrote:Dang, never knew this had two power cords! and with a ground pin too. Was each power cord for each channel? Dam, that must pull some juice! That is Awesome! Thanks for the pictures!


It's a dual mono design, meaning it is two mono blocks in one chassis. The use of one cord for each channel isn't really needed for a dual mono amp and it doesn't pull any more juice than if it had one cord.
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:15 pm

Re: The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

F1nut wrote:
Jag_97470 wrote:Dang, never knew this had two power cords! and with a ground pin too. Was each power cord for each channel? Dam, that must pull some juice! That is Awesome! Thanks for the pictures!


It's a dual mono design, meaning it is two mono blocks in one chassis. The use of one cord for each channel isn't really needed for a dual mono amp and it doesn't pull any more juice than if it had one cord.


I beg your pardon Mr.President....a Lightstar is capable of 3,500 watts a channel on a monentary basis. I'd think 2 power cords would be about right. Cool too!!!

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:16 pm

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I GOT A KICK ASS IDEA FOR A NEW TV SHOW...

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:54 pm

Re: The First Lightstar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Magnaryder wrote:
F1nut wrote:
Jag_97470 wrote:Dang, never knew this had two power cords! and with a ground pin too. Was each power cord for each channel? Dam, that must pull some juice! That is Awesome! Thanks for the pictures!


It's a dual mono design, meaning it is two mono blocks in one chassis. The use of one cord for each channel isn't really needed for a dual mono amp and it doesn't pull any more juice than if it had one cord.


I beg your pardon Mr.President....a Lightstar is capable of 3,500 watts a channel on a monentary basis. I'd think 2 power cords would be about right. Cool too!!!

ray


Seeing as the average home runs a 15 amp (1800 watts) line, maybe 20 amps (2400 watts) it still doesn't matter if the amp has one or two power cords as it can't draw more than what is available.
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