I disagree. does the amplifier work? did he wire around the burned sections of the board? just because the gold plated traces are gone really means nothing if all the circuits are functioning.Amp came in today. Description of the amp from the ebay seller,
Up for sale is a phoenix gold m44 amplifier, Capacitors have been replaced.
it's in very good condition 8.5 out of 10 it's in 100% working condition it does have
some scratches ect (please see photos). it's a great old school classics amp and
getting hard to find in this condition.
Here is what I found when I popped it open,
Scratches etc? So when you mean "etc" you're talking about how when the original capacitors fried, they blew a god damn hole through the board in the process? Not to mention destroying the gold plating?
Thing of it is, the seller included every other picture of the amplifier -guts & all, BUT decided to leave that part out. EVERY other listing includes a snapshot of the board underneath the caps.
Missing screws as well. I don't mind those. That's just annoying. The board itself though? Fuck. I paid $100 more for this M44 than I have with my previous M44's.
Parts can be replaced, but this is like someone damaging the frame on our car. It's garbage now.
Hope no one on here is responsible for this.
The seller is 3rd party.I disagree. does the amplifier work? did he wire around the burned sections of the board? just because the gold plated traces are gone really means nothing if all the circuits are functioning.
only ting I would be concerned with is the 16V rating on the replaced caps. hopfully those are on the input section of the amp and not the output.
All that said, I would still be pissed too. if it has been repaired, just say so, dont sell something as 8.5/10 when it was had a repair like that.
Board might look trashed but it's still fixable. I did it to an M50, wasn't tyre greatest looking thing.
Also, Eric D at the phoenix Phorum site has replace a golf ball sized hole in a ZX450. Lii him up, he might be able to help or he might be willing to do it for you.
Would you be so kind as to find me a reasonably-priced, black-faced euro version as well?
This picture is NOT mine but I have an DCT-R1 identical to this sitting in my closet waiting to be enjoyed hopefully in the bear future. Pretty sure I lucked up finding a black faced version with the US tuner.
Nice! I had one of those on a 10" jlw0 in 95-96 in a single cab ranger
This is the setup in my daily driver. It's just a regular cab pickup so I'm running this M25 to two HAT 6.5" coaxes in my front doors.
The M25 has been fully worked over by TrickyRicky here on the forum. BB op amps, WIMA caps and a bunch more i don't remember. It works lie a charm and sounds fantastic even hooked to my factory deck.
Thanks man! I actually have thought of running it tri-way to a small 6.5" sub as well. I have an old Kenwood tri-way crossover that would work perfect for it but I'm afraid of overheating the amp. I had a factory fan shroud kit for it but never could find a factory fan for it so I let the shroud go. Definitely love the amp though.Nice! I had one of those on a 10" jlw0 in 95-96 in a single cab ranger
WAY COOL i had one of these back in 1993 i paid so much $$$ for it !!!I just got my hands on another "unicorn", the Precision Power PPI-2350DM. It needs some TLC, but I may be able to get the original art from CHY! How cool would that be?? BIG thanks to my buddy Darin for picking this jewel up and sending her my way :thumbsup:
Two Unicorns in the same picture?