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Entries from February 20th, 2012

Replacing the Cap Can

February 20th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Amp Repair, Medalist Debug

The first things to go generally on these old amps is the power filter capacitors and these are often all rolled into one single ‘Cap Can’. Here’s mine in place in a GA-5 Medalist. These are (IIRC) wax paper and foil capacitors and are sealed with wax. It is electrolytic but has a single ground […]

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I Not Dead!

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ok, sure it’s been a long time and yeah, I still need to fix something in the RDF links but I am here and will post some more stuff shortly. Of course the primary reason for building amps is to play and that’s what I’ve been doing. Before too long I will go into some […]

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