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Anybody heard of VOICE amp made by japanese company called IWASE ELECTRONIC?I've got a friend who's selling a small head tube amp with two power tubes that I've never heard of....it was 30 watts or something with no ohmage indicator for the line-out, just labelebeled EXTERNAL SPEAKER....helpppp
 

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No, I dont have a pic of it...it says "singing electric" which seem to be the model series, but I say one on another site a transistor combo VOICE also with "singing electric" label???

http://tix.gozaru.jp/amp/voice.html

that's the link to the combo, the head that my friend is selling is not that ugly :)...it's a looker!red ruby indicator just like fender...
 

gmanrickyt

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Beats me. It looks like you got you one of them right side of the world amplifiers.

Sorry, I can't help you.

Rick
 

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Thanks anyway...just wanted to find more info...the guy is selling for pretty darn cheap...AU$250 thats like less than $200US
 

mc5nrg

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My guess is that the 30w figure is a power consumption figure and the RMS wattage is < 10 watts.A 6AC7 is not the same as an EL34- 6CA7 is the USA nomenclature for a EL34 substitute.Those 60s Japanese amps often use tubes that were somewhat common at the time but unusual by today's standards.

That amp could be kind of cool but probably not all that great.Can you post what the tubes are for the real experts to evaluate?Not being in Australia,to me $200 doesn't seem quite as much of a deal especially since my amp purchases over the past few years were a Univox 1226 head($70)and a Roland Bolt 60 combo($120).
 

lannyhall

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6CA7 are the same thing. The 6CA7 is the U.S. name for the EL34. Many NOS tubes are labeled 6CA7/EL34.
 

ZiggY!!

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$250Aus is about $180US.


For comparison, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier goes for $4600 here in Australia.


$250 is pretty damn cheap.
 

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Have you ever heard of 12AX9???I asked if he would let it go for 200 and he said he would :) I'm one amp richer :]
 

drbob1

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There are quite a number of those two tube or 3 tube solutions for amps. The "other" tube is a 12AX4 rectifier and available about $1 from http://store.triodestore.com/ottub12a6thr.html for example. The 6AC7 is a power tube, although I can't really give you any more info right now-the net's showing $5 for them, so it'll be easy to tube the amp. Power output (single ended, class A) will be about 5w, with a "Champ" like sound.

The biggest problem with many of the inexpensive 3 tube amps is that they may not have a proper power transformer (check if there're one or two transformers in there). If not, there's a shock hazard as the high voltage is not truly isolated from the chassis, IIRC.
 




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