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    Elrick

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    Anyone do this?

    Post by Elrick on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:21 pm

    I've always screwed up my chassis without the cover. That way, the case can just sit up about 3/4 inch above the chassis resting on the screws. This way there is improved airflow and the tubes are not so close to the top of the cover. Also allows for easy removal of the cover for bias checks or just admiration.  I'm not a big fan of naked amps, got to use some discretion.






    Anyone else set your amps up like mine?

    Bob Latino
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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:01 am

    Personally I like seeing the glow of the tubes and don't use a tube cage. If, however, you have young children in the house or curious pets, sometimes a tube cage is a good idea. If the amps have a permanent location and are never moved, you could also just use NO screws and let the tube cage sit on the amp using gravity to hold the covers on. Having no screws holding the amp together is not a good idea though if you forget and try to pick the amp to move it to a new location. You can always CHECK the bias setting without removing the tube cage but you do have to remove the cage to ADJUST the bias. Every now and then I will see an original Dynaco amp for sale on Ebay where the previous owner has drilled through the top of the tube cage to allow the insertion of a long screwdriver to adjust the bias. Yes - this will work but IMHO it does not look good and will probably detract from the value of the amp.

    Bob

    GP49

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by GP49 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:32 pm

    I've never felt it safe to run the amp without screws, cover or no. It just seems to slide off the bottom cover too darn easily!

    Captain Coconut

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by Captain Coconut on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:41 pm

    Naked for me.

    MarcVBelgium

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    anyone do this?

    Post by MarcVBelgium on Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:18 pm

    Captain Coconut wrote:Naked for me.

    I happen to agree with the captain on this one....bare naked,....with screws...lol

    dougmon

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by dougmon on Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:47 pm

    I'm going to go with naked, too. Not only do the tubes look good, but it makes it easier to dust it (I use compressed air to dust it, with the amp off of course).

    Blitzen

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by Blitzen on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:35 pm

    Aw heck- with the lights off, those 6P3S-E tubes are pretty as can be...why put a cover on?

    Elrick

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by Elrick on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:39 pm

    KT88 in these. I guess I'm an outlier on this topic. I suppose you all leave your speakers covers off as well?  I only take the amp covers off for special occasions or summer heat waves like we have now in the Salish Sea.


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    dougmon

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    Re: Anyone do this?

    Post by dougmon on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:18 pm

    Elrick wrote:KT88 in these. I guess I'm an outlier on this topic. I suppose you all leave your speakers covers off as well?  I only take the covers off for special occasions or summer heat waves.  

    No, I never take the speaker covers off. I always assume that the speaker was designed to work best with grilles unless specifically stated otherwise.

    mark four

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    Post by mark four on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:13 am

    mine are naked with screws also . but , i like your idea  it serves a purpose . if mine were where my dog could reach them the cages would be def on .

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