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the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much)

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Posted on July 2, 2021 at 18:24:50
Green Lantern
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the $2,000,000 'Opera only' amp:
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specs:

This unquestionably gorgeous state of the art amp features six 30 kW triple-insulated toroidal transformers, 2,112 high current bipolar transistors, half a dozen fan coolers to keep running temperature under control, 24 analog (RCA/XLR) inputs and six digital, 12 output channels, and 192 speakON connections. It's reported capable of producing an awe-inspiring 160,000-watts of power (though the specs show output configurations of 2 x 60,000 W RMS, 6 x 20,000 W RMS or 12 x 10,000 W RMS), and has been designed to handle any speaker load.


 

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RE: the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much), posted on July 2, 2021 at 19:30:59
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Just my opinion... why? I understand the idea of creating something new and advanced, but 2M? So many other things in this world need our attention. Another of example of excess.

 

mods, posted on July 2, 2021 at 19:46:20
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sorry, feel free to dump this in the amp forum


 

When all is said and done..., posted on July 2, 2021 at 23:50:21
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A Bugatti is far more cool and makes far more sense.

Even a wee model Bugatti.


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RE: the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much), posted on July 3, 2021 at 04:07:22
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This is really some old news. That photo appears to come from Munich High End 2013. I was there and saw it but it was only a static display.

I am not really sure that it is (or, probably by now, was) a real commercial product even if it had been given a nominal price. It struck me as a "I did it because I could" kind of object, like the world's longest sausage or a model of St. Peters, Rome constructed from matchsticks.


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RE: the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much), posted on July 3, 2021 at 04:26:44
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I don't think it is really suitable for normal audio but what would be a blast for a glorified PA system.

 

RE: Can it be bridged?, posted on July 3, 2021 at 05:04:47
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I'll take a pair.

There's no virtue in being old,
it just takes a long time

 

Bet it can't push BOSE 901s ~nt~, posted on July 3, 2021 at 05:34:35
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Did this pointless exercise even work? -t, posted on July 3, 2021 at 06:48:39
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Guess you could use it as a small bridge? -t, posted on July 3, 2021 at 06:50:06
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Largest home electrical panel is insufficient to power it up...., posted on July 3, 2021 at 08:03:26
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"six 30 kW triple-insulated toroidal transformers"

Good luck powering it up.



 

How much is the power substation?, posted on July 3, 2021 at 08:17:21
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That would be swell with some K-horns, like about five pairs.

 

You have to factor in the costs of the divorce. , posted on July 3, 2021 at 08:42:58
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The WAF is immeasurable.

 

I've got a big one, posted on July 3, 2021 at 09:34:57
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How cool would that look driving home in the back of my Dodge Ram? With a US flag on top. Wait! How to get it into the trailer? Oh well it's....Nugent time.






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RE: All you need is one of these, posted on July 3, 2021 at 14:02:47
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78 Mega-Watts



There's no virtue in being old,
it just takes a long time

 

They lost me at "...unquestionably gorgeous". (nt), posted on July 3, 2021 at 16:47:02
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reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.


 

RE: Had to laugh looking at your Photo Gallery, posted on July 3, 2021 at 17:44:57
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A Wrapped Tranny tweak? Hmm, I thought. Then I saw they were in storage!

The 2+2's like the 275? I ran mine years back with a Bedini 25/25 which astounded my dealer.

There's no virtue in being old,
it just takes a long time

 

RE: the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much), posted on July 3, 2021 at 21:14:36
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It looks like something more suited for a sound system in a large football stadium than for audiophile applications............

 

power input 230/400V 50/60 Hz 450 Amp(400V) still on their website, posted on July 4, 2021 at 04:19:13
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Wonder how many have been sold.

 

RE: Had to laugh looking at your Photo Gallery, posted on July 4, 2021 at 05:25:21
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The Jadis has been out of order for 2.5 years. I went back to mc275 when the Jadis quit.

No need to repair the Jadis.



Your interest may vary but the results are the same (Byrd 2020)

I can't compete with the dead. (Buck W. 2010)

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What website are you referring to ?, posted on July 4, 2021 at 07:09:14
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I don't know of any homes with 400-VAC electrical service.



 

RE: the Bugatti of amps (which weighs just as much), posted on July 4, 2021 at 07:57:39
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I thought it was a Cray supercomputer....

 

RE: What website are you referring to ? (see link), posted on July 4, 2021 at 13:07:09
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2 tons and 4 foot dimension at it's narrowest.

Going to have to remove some windows to get it in!

It's actually meant for pretty large places/venues. Came out in 2013, with a smaller predecessor in 1998. So it's really not that new. 6 or 12 channel configurations.

Was mentioned in a thread here around 2014. Some of the same people posted back then as well.

Not sure what any of the smaller (assuming home friendly) components are like. Be curious to find out.

Cheers!

Jonesy

P.S. The site takes a while to load. Though much streaming going on here could be effecting it.




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Now that needs a Luxury Tax! *, posted on July 4, 2021 at 13:40:45
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MM

 

US isn't the only market. Europe has 400VAC I'm sure it is , posted on July 4, 2021 at 18:22:18
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gonna cost to put an outlet or a few but if you have the money for the amp, what is a few thousand for the special wiring needed to run it.

 

European homes have 400-VAC at 450-Amp service? Where? , posted on July 6, 2021 at 06:11:48
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Where in Europe do you see 400-VAC @ 450-Amp service to the home?





 

The 400 is there the 450A service is gonna cost money to have a transformer, posted on July 6, 2021 at 12:23:32
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put by your house for that.

 

RE: They lost me at "...unquestionably gorgeous". (nt), posted on July 13, 2021 at 09:45:49
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I didn't even get that far.

 

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