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Old 20th August 2006, 21:09   #1
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Cool Can anyone tell me what amp this is?

A friend of mine found this at her place.. don't ask me how, all I care about is what it is, if it's any good, can i put it in my car?

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Old 20th August 2006, 21:14   #2
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No Idea... Why dont you hook it up in your friends car first?? ...that way if something blows....
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there is a white fuse holder along the amp in the lower right of the pic that is normal glass fuse holder so the width of the amp would be nearly 200mm or 8 inches and the specs mention on the amp are 100 X 4 max power this cannot be possible with amp so small ....so I think the amp is a just anothe brother of v12 series amp ,but just the small brother tho......and there are sticker on all the corners of the amp of UV meters like we see on the premium McIntosh........lol

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there is a white fuse holder along the amp in the lower right of the pic that is normal glass fuse holder so the width of the amp would be nearly 200mm or 8 inches and the specs mention on the amp are 100 X 4 max power this cannot be possible with amp so small ....so I think the amp is a just anothe brother of v12 series amp ,but just the small brother tho......and there are sticker on all the corners of the amp of UV meters like we see on the premium McIntosh........lol
It says 100w max, so I guess they are claiming a cont output of 50w per channel. Though I would doubt even that...

Also, LBM, its VU meter, not UV meter.
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thanks phaji for correcting me it is VU meter not UV (ultravoilet) but what is the full form of VU anyways (visual XXXX)

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thanks phaji for correcting me it is VU meter not UV (ultravoilet) but what is the full form of VU anyways (visual XXXX)
I think VU = Volume Unit
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navin ji is it volume unit only or any thing else.....
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Edit...

VU meter
A voltmeter with a specific transient response, calibrated in VUs (volume units). A VU meter is used to display the relative volume of various audio signals, and to set the optimum recording level.

Taken from, http://www.guitar9.com/glossarytuv.html

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I think it is voice unit .....lets wait for navin ji to put a final word to that....

volume unit
voice unit
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a VU meter displays the average volume of an audio signal. meters can either display peak or average levels (some are capabale of doing both). For a steady state sine wave tone, the difference between the average level (VU) and the peak level (PPM) is about 3 dB; but for a complex audio signal the difference between the average level and the peak level can be 10-12db.

The VU meter closely corresponds to the level sensing mechanism of the human ear. In practice, a VU meter will under-indicate the peak signal level by 8 to 20 dB.

BTW, Sam, I think the 300ms stalblisation is for a 1kHz sine wave. Dont ask me how I know. Some of this information got into my head too long ago to know when.

In the old days of cassette and MOL distortion etc... we used to use VU and Peak level metering a lot today I only see this being used in studio work.
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Old 22nd August 2006, 01:20   #12
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Poor aalaap found an old amp and wants to know if it still works. and suddenly his thread starts looking like an issue of New Scientist!

I'd assume that almost any half decent amplifier is gonna make any half decent speaker sound better than it would with no amp at all, so take that thing down to your local installer to see if it works, and if it does then why not use it (of course that depends on your current config).
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