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  • Electrical gubbins, so what is it? Amplifier content…
  • giantalkali
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    This is a big metal thing in a 70s amp, does anyone recognise it?

    Ducati

    giantalkali
    Free Member

    Ignore me, it’s a flux capacitor

    RaveyDavey
    Free Member

    Looks like a mahoosive capacitor. 6800 micro Farads wouldn’t usually be that big though so dunno sorry.

    jairaj
    Full Member

    It says Ducati in the thing so it must be a motorbike!

    … yep I’d say it’s a capacitor too.

    As said above, it wouldn’t normally be that big so might be made of some exotic material maybe because it gave different sound characteristic to a standard capacitor?

    giantalkali
    Free Member

    I think it’s just what a 1970s caoacitorlooks like

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    As above, a capacitor.

    CountZero
    Full Member

    What sort of power is the amp supposed to put out, the better amps have a big transformer and capacitors to give more ‘headroom’ for greater dynamic range.
    Chiefgrooveguru of this parish ought to know more.

    stuey
    Free Member

    If you reverse bias it with a lot more than 40v – it will fill the room with chicken feathers ( bitd vi form error 😉

    Ming the Merciless
    Free Member

    It’s an electrolytic capacitor, or electrosplitic if you reverse polarity it.

    gerti
    Free Member

    Smoothing cap?

    giantalkali
    Free Member

    It’s a 100wattt bad boy so maybe that’s why the twin capacitors are ginormous

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