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MRHP

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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:44 pm

New power cables for the TFM-75??

I have lived with the lamp chord power cables on the 75 because there is no way I would cut on this chassis. But after being prodded by snoop to do something about these cables I took the lid off and think it might could be done with no modifications to the original sheet metal. Here is a couple pics.
75bluebrown.jpg
The blue and brown wire in the foreground are connected to the right channel power cord. My fingers are pointing to the other two wires(left channel) across the other side of the amp. The front of the amp is to the right.

75leftside.jpg
Internal power wires running toward the power cords down the left side of the amp.
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mbskeam

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:11 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

whats your plan?

the 2400 has removable cords
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:45 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Yes what do you have planned? It looks really tight in that amp. I would consider contacting Roland or Rita's to do the mod for you if possible.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:40 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Your pictures are useless. What's the ass end look like where the cord comes in? That will determine whether you can add an IEC.

If you've got the room, cutting the chassis is the last thing you should concern yourself with.

I recommend Furutech IEC's.
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MRHP

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:21 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Its VERY tight in there.
75lidopen.jpg
I figured out when Bob lost all his hair...LOL

75cordconnect2.jpg
This is where the cords come in and connect to the inner power wires.
Last edited by MRHP on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Bone Stock Lightstar
Vintage Hi-Fi modified Lightstar
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More Douglas cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:29 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Can you say shoehorn? You don't have enough room for dust. I would let a professional do this one. I'm not that adventurous.
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MRHP

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:44 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

I like a good challenge!......bwahaahahahaha
And speaking of challenge Im gonna shot gun this computer if it doesnt start cooperating with me...lol

Im thinking about building a bracket that will bolt to the rack mount and hold the plug ins and running the internal wires out thru the existing holes to the external mounted plug ins. Maybe I can even make it look half decent too. My question is, what kind of wire should be used to run between the new plug ins and electical boards??? It might as well be the good stuff since all I have to do is route it and plug in. Does this make sense, Im not good with tech talk...lol

Here is the back.
75lampcords.jpg
Lamp cords
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Bone Stock Lightstar
Vintage Hi-Fi modified Lightstar
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More Douglas cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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rah

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:39 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

I think if I owned TFM-75 serial number #0001, I'd leave it alone. Let it stay original.

Buy another TFM-75 if you want to modify.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:00 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Trust Bob !

If the existing power cords weren't good enough Bob wouldn't have used them.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:05 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

"I think if I owned TFM-75 serial number #0001, I'd leave it alone. Let it stay original."

2x ^^^

Almost a crime... If I could not 100% undo the change, I'd not do it. Or have it professionally done at the least.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:14 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Don't Do It!!!!!!!! ](*,)
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:52 am

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

I have to agree on this one. I don't think you want to mod #001.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:58 pm

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Has any of you well-connected gents ever asked Mr. Carver his opinion on upgrading power cords?
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elgrau

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

Yes, I believe "they" have. If memory serves, I believe the consenus is that the Bobfather is not a big believer in "magic wire properties". But what does he know? :lol: :lol: But just like RadioEng knows more about digital sampling theory than those that actually build DA/AD converters, there are those here who think they know more about amps and PC's than Bob does. They believe their "ears" and refuse to consider all of the evidence re phyco-accoustical effects, etc., etc. Whatever; who cares? To each his own...but I tend to go with the true experts in these fields and not "$800 PC salesman"...nor "radio techs".
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-705x 5 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: TLM-3600 CDP to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:34 pm

Re: New power cables for the TFM-75??

If ya want to modify tfm75 ser #1. I will send you mine, and you send me yours..... :D
Mbskeam


#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"
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