Diaz CD30 - are there contemporary equivalents?

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  1. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Back in he late 90s, I had a CD30 2x10 combo, which was an extraordinary amp.

    Cesar use 4 6L6s and a *low-voltage* power supply to generate about 35 glorious watts.

    I'm curious to know if anyone else ever picked-up on that kind of recipe?
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Had one as well. Fire engine red tolex. Amazing sounding amp. Have zero idea why I sold it. Never played anything since that came close.

    :)
     
  4. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Mine was red, too. 2x10s. Sounded fabulous, even with me playing it...
     
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    Homestead amps? I believe he worked for Cesar.
     
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    I was just about to say this, the owner took over Diaz amps after he died, and worked for Cesar for years.
     
  7. Dave Orban

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    Hmmm... I had not heard of these before.

    The thing that was intriguing about Cesar's CD-30 was that he used 4 (!) 6L6s and a *low-voltage* power supply to generate about 35 glorious watts. I'm wondering if anyone else out there is doing that low-voltage thing? I *think* that Bad Cat's new K Master Volume alters the voltage, but I'm not an electrical engineer... ;-)
     

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