There is no "the AX84" model. That's the name of a site, www.ax84.com It's a site homebrewers go to. They have projects there which people can discuss and contribute towards etc. Chris Hurley, who maintains the site, sells kits through his company Doberman Amps. A couple of the kits are the P1 and High Octane, which you can read about on AX84.com.Originally posted by mjpisat
What is the AX84?
That is a very cool amp. I was surprised at how good that one sounded when I tried it.Originally posted by r9player
There is a few threads on this, do a search for Low Wattage, Power Scaling, Master Volume and Sag Control.
Personally, I like my Auble 2 Watter with Mad Sound Detuned 1x10 cab.
Does that way retain dynamics better than using higher attenuation? Because that's my number one beef about attenuators, at -12db or more you lose touch-sensitivity big time.Originally posted by papa taco
I'd get a Hotplate and set it at load and run its line out into a transparent solid state power amp and then into a 1x12 or 2x12 cab. This way you can run any wattage head (up to the Hotplates limit of 100 watts??) at home approved volumes. I haven't tried a solid state power amp, I've been using a tube power amp w/ dual 6v6's for the slave amp and it sounds great. Much better than the Hotplate at high settings like -12db or -16db IMO. But I'm thinking of trying out a cheaper solid state power amp like a Carvin for additional transparency. Good for running stereo effects after your tube amp's power section too.