CAPYAU'S POWER AMPLIFIER - This rig was made around 1998, based on an old Toshiba system. It was a 3 in 1 system that was stuck at my friend Capyau's attic, near the place where our Death Metal band made the rehearsals (I was the Drunk Drummer and he, the Damned Vociferator ....Polaco was the Insane Guitar Player....).  I had not much resources to built an entire AMP at that time and I decided to modify that 3 in 1 from Toshiba, that had its chassis and cabinet broken, and fit it into a new home-made chassis. Capyau made the chassis by himself, based on a few drawing I sketched in a piece of paper. Now it has a rugged chassis, made of truly heavy 2mm thick steel covers....

    Since it has not a sensitive input for microphones, I had to built a pre-amplifier using some BC548's to pull the level up. Late I noted that was too low gain....at that time of the rehearsals it worked because the Staner Microphone we used had high impedance....for standard 200-600 ohms mikes, it simply fails.....

    On the back of the unit can be seen the inputs, and the switch that changes one of the inputs in an output, to use with the conjugate Meteoro QX-200 he had (and still does I think).

    I will make a good preamp and insert on that unit when I go back there....soon I hope...

    I just separated the inputs of the left and right sides, making independent controls for Bass, Treble and Volume for each input, and added 2 inputs for each channel....the VU meters were from its original 3 in 1 Cassette Deck, and gave a good look for the unit. We did an electrostatic painting, despite of the low power (around 15W per channel, this rig is heavy, due to the tank metal, bullet-proof cover...

    Capyau and his father (who is a master in metal working and steel soldering) did the cabinet themselves. I still miss those saturdays in their office shop.

    It has been  almost 10 years that this amp were out of use.....you can see on the pictures that it is very dusty.....when I went there on '07 seasons I asked him were it was and I noticed that I had not made a front cover for it...I handcrafted one and now it is finally finished....

    It can run almost 15W per channel, low distortion (I had not how to measure but it is reasonable good) ..........

.......the rest is just history....

 

 

 

 

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