I took my second virgin B2 amp and performed on it the same Harakiri as I did with the B2 driving my HLF channel: put the proper I/O connectors, disconnected the all dilapidating and horribly sounding commutation boards, volume controls and anything else in this amp. It means if you look at the B2 amp:
| Romy the Cat wrote:|
| This week on Thursday and Friday I had two “audio visitors” in my listening room. We did some listening and as it have become customary: they asked me to show something “interesting” or different in my Opera Room. BTW, for whatever reasons people do love my Opera room decor tremendously, so do I. So, I was playing some “interesting” fragments to my visitor and was shocked how horrible the sound was. The consumer $70 worth receiver that I am using is rater at 100W but I clearly hear horrible clipping at I would say 90dB in bass. The whole sound was so flat and “in your face” that I made the decision to return back to my Yamaha B2 configuration. Even in context of low-demand video sound the crap that this consumer receiver out is too devastating. Now I need to look for preamp with properly implemented tone controls and remote, sucks! |
… that the signal goes directly from input to the grid of the first transistor on the drive circuit board, bypassing two board on the left. I kind of like this amp driving the Model 19 bass module while EQe. It does not give the proper bass but it gives not annoying bass for video room. Sure, during my fireplace sessions I do not do video and play 2-ch music and here is where the absence of the horrible Model 19 HF module really pays off but I do not think that I will consider other amplification after putting BS back to the business. Not that I feel that B2 is great but it is fine for what THAT room does and meant to do.As today is Bach birthday my friend and I are planning some listening sessions in opera room – with fireplace and candle light… the whole Bach setting. It is a bit scare that we have today 80s in Boston, so our fireplace plane for this weekend might be a bit questionable…. Still, I am sure that today I will put B2 back to drive my Cetla 91 and the things will be much better.
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche