Just as the title says. What are the modifications done to a Linear Power Amp?
You are the sucker if you don't read the WHOLE thread..Thanks for the info guys. I don't feel like being a sucker....... lol
Wow, made it through all 11 pages. I have to put my .02 in.
I just recently had a 452 modded by Ray. I bought the amp NEW in 1990, it has been in 3 vehicles, gone through extreme temps (Lived in FLA, then Alaska), and have been beat on most of it's life (drove 2 kicker C8's then moved to mids/highs when I added another linear.) The amp started to get a little hiss from a channel.
Got it back from Ray, hiss? GONE. Power output? Equal to or greater than my 952 that is unmodded. I am happy, but keep in mind that my amp wasn't exactly in "perfect" working order when I sent it to him.
In case anyone is wondering, the 452 that is factory rated at 22.5 watts per channel is now making over 45 watts per channel.
Basically, everything the dipshit above me posted has YET to be proven worth 2 shits... (lots of test gear sited, very few tests run)
Economics man, been unemployed for the last 2yrs with no real hope in sight..Aww, you mad bro?
Edit: By the way, how well did your Linear Powers work out for you? Must have worked out great since you put them up for sale.
Ell Pee sucks donkey dicks....
Damn man, I am sorry to hear about the continued unemployment.Economics man, been unemployed for the last 2yrs with no real hope in sight..
Me mad, naw...
The mods aren't meant to change an amps configuration of 2/4 ohm to 4/8 ohm. Especially, considering all LP amplifiers were built to run at 4 ohm for full power anyways. A 2 ohm load isn't suppose to produce any more power in them. Most of the mods are SQ oriented and give the amps more sonic fidelity, while some are also power/stability increases.LPs were made with caps that went bad, so they should be replaced. LP is not the only old amp with this problem, but some amps are still going. They didn't know the lifespan of the caps at the time is all I can find. Caps are also about the only thing that will get out of spec, the amp should work as well as new with good capacitors if nothing else is wrong with it. Far as the mods, if changing a 2/4 ohm amp to 4/8 ohm is worth it (so you can get full power on 4 ohms) or swapping a card, or fixing a factory weakness, that stuff is worth doing if you want to pay the price. Otherwise its usually better to get a larger amp than try to build up a small one with more power.
See for yourselfThe mods aren't meant to change an amps configuration of 2/4 ohm to 4/8 ohm. Especially, considering all LP amplifiers were built to run at 4 ohm for full power anyways. A 2 ohm load isn't suppose to produce any more power in them. Most of the mods are SQ oriented and give the amps more sonic fidelity, while some are also power/stability increases.
All the amps have different mods so to ask what the mods are is going to differ based on the amp you are referring to.