01-19-2013 08:52 PM - edited 01-19-2013 08:55 PM
Here's a Maas-Rowe Carillons Model 500 50 watts church carillon tube amp.
Can anyone give me some pointers about that speaker output? What is it called and how does it work?
01-19-2013 09:29 PM
01-19-2013 09:34 PM - edited 01-19-2013 09:40 PM
this is a Carillon amp, designed to run a set of church bells. I repaired these when I was in High School....which was the last time I saw one. These are not unlike 60's era Bogen school PA amps (which I also worked on). These amps are not easily modified for modern musical use or hi-fi, but it can be done...the output connector can be replaced with an XLR or a 1/4" jack, but check the resistance and wattage before you hook a loudspeaker to it! THE output resistance is variable depending on how it was connected. The chime out put has a fixed output resistance,...IIRC there are two other modules tha tshould go along with the Maas 50W...but I could be wrong, it has been a long time...
I don't have specific specs/diagrams available, but I converted some of these as bass amps and PA amps in the past...they generally do not work well for guitar, although they could be repurposed, I suppose. Oh, yeah...be very wary of the capacitors on that beast!!!
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