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Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:31:46 PM »
I have never seen one of these before.  There is a little information on the preamp almost zero on this amp.  Well built, uses four 12au7 tubes and is rated at 100 wpc @ 8ohms.  More information to come.  Here are a couple pics.
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 03:26:48 PM »
Looks impressive.   How does it sound?

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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 03:42:39 PM »
Very nice looking indeed.... 
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 06:15:45 PM »
Looks like a hybrid integrated amp.  Tube pre-amp section, solid state amplification.  Very nice!
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 07:50:40 PM »
Sorry Carl, it is only an amplifier.  Tara also made the matching preamp.
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 08:49:52 PM »
If there are tubes in there, I can't see them.  I do see the huge cans, heat sinks and output transistors.  Is the pre tubes and the power am SS?
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 09:28:33 PM »
If there are tubes in there, I can't see them.  I do see the huge cans, heat sinks and output transistors.  Is the pre tubes and the power am SS?
The tubes are laying horizontally in two stacked pairs just in front of the big blue caps.   The socket is almost easier to spot than the tubes.

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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 09:29:33 PM »
Or is that behind the big blue caps?

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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 01:22:17 AM »
If there are tubes in there, I can't see them.  I do see the huge cans, heat sinks and output transistors.  Is the pre tubes and the power am SS?

looks to be a vacuum tube input stage (pair of 12AX7s per side) and solid state output stage.  Nick - if it has 12AU7s in there now you may notice a nice improvement in gain with the as-designed 12ax7s (gain = 100 vs gain=17 for the AUs).

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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 06:18:33 AM »
Spotted the sockets and then the tubes
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Re: Tara Labs Time and Space Passage Amplifier
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:49 AM »
Does look impressive!  When you going to get the matching preamp?   ;)
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