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Komet Constellation convert from 120v to 240v...anyone done this?

Young Angus

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I converted my K60 to 240 volts when I got it a few years back and the instructions I got from Komet were easy, but I just went to convert my newly acquired Connie to 240 volts also, using the same set of instructions as with the K60 as directed, but the wires didn't match the colour codes and it seemed slightly different.

I've emailed Komet and expect to hear back from them soon but I was wondering if anyone on here had come across the same issue and how they got around it.

It seems the instructions talk about a purple and blue wire as well as a black and white one going to the power switch but in the Connie there are only two black and two white wires going to the power switch. Also the MOV isn't soldered onto the power switch rather it's mounted on a little board close to the power switch. Just little things like this but enough to make me want to ask the question.

Just wondering if anyone has been here before.

Cheers,

YA
 

Young Angus

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All good, just got the email from Komet and like I thought the Connie is slightly different than a K60 but it's all clear now. I love how the Komets are made to be able to run either voltage and you just need to swap a little component and change a few wires around. Such a great and underrated feature in an amp!
 

Peteyvee

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I like having amps with multiple voltage PTs. When my BBRI blew a PT, I had it replaced with a MM one with multiple voltage taps. My other Marshall has the mains selector switch.
Glad the switch over was easy and safe for you.
 

Young Angus

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So it got there safely? Great - so you like it?
It got here safely and I only just completed the voltage conversion just now...my wife is sleeping though so I'm not sure I should fire it up straight away, we're both a bit hungover from a birthday do last night where I sampled many fine whiskeys from all around the world...one of my other passions :hide2

Did you say it had Tesla tubes in it? The EL84s definitely look old but they are labelled "RUBY".

Any idea where I can stock up on any more 6SN7s?
 

v-verb

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It got here safely and I only just completed the voltage conversion just now...my wife is sleeping though so I'm not sure I should fire it up straight away, we're both a bit hungover from a birthday do last night where I sampled many fine whiskeys from all around the world...one of my other passions :hide2

Did you say it had Tesla tubes in it? The EL84s definitely look old but they are labelled "RUBY".

Any idea where I can stock up on any more 6SN7s?
Sounds like a good time! Pretty sure they were re-labelled Teslas - I can't remember too clearly but weren't the Ruby stickers added on? In any case the tubes sounded great!

http://www.kcanostubes.com/ I think is a member here - http://thetubestore.com/6sn7types.html.

6SL7's are higher gain and cheaper so if you're happy with the tube you have, grab one of these and have at it!

Cheers

nigel
 




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