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Pat got me thinking about his SET driving his ESLs

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Posted on October 2, 2016 at 01:36:12
Michael Samra
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So I decided to get out a pair of SET amps..I have two pair of SET amps and this is one pair..I inherited these from my audio mentor that passed away too soon but he was driving a pair of Martin Logan Vantages which are an ESL hybrid.The SETs drove the panels from 400cps on up and the built in amps that powered the woofers,also got its signal from the SET amps.They are 92db efficient...These amps are the AES/CARY which as you can see I took out the 1200uf lytics that were hooked in series giving me 600uf and I replaced them with a pair of 70uf@370vac in parallel giving me 140uf.The caps handle the 680vdc on them just fine and they have been in there since 2006.Here are the Martin Logan Vantage speaker specs.Right now they are powering my full range NewForm Research 645 ribbons that have a pair of Seas woofers in each and doing a beautiful job.


"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" H. L. Mencken

 

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RE: Pat got me thinking about his SET driving his ESLs, posted on October 2, 2016 at 10:58:33
TomWh
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Hey Michael

Did you build your own boxes for the seas speakers or just replace the scan speak speakers in the newform boxes. Also did you use 6 1/2 or 7 " woofers?

Thanks Tom

 

RE: Pat got me thinking about his SET driving his ESLs, posted on October 2, 2016 at 11:51:11
Michael Samra
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Tom
They came with the NewForm Research speakers.They are part of the speaker.

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RE: Pat got me thinking about his SET driving his ESLs, posted on December 1, 2016 at 07:15:34
morricab
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I drove Acoustats for years with the KR Audio VA350i that I had at that time. The sound was awesome...better than any push/pull (tube, hybrid and SS) I had tried. Obviously, room size and play volume is a factor to consider.

 

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