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Yamaha M series and MX amps

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by Cylontymany, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Bratwurst7s

    Bratwurst7s In The Frying Pan Subscriber

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    When I brought my M-50 over to Munich and switched it over to 240v it blew that cap the first time I turned it on. Scared the crap out of me. I bought the amp in early '83 and moved over here in '97, so it had run for 14 years on 120v, and in those 14 years it had a lot of hours on it.

    Luckily the damage was limited to the cap. At that time I didn't know any better and replaced the cap with the exact same one.

    Cheers,
    James
     

     

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  2. TomB19

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    I apologize for necroposting in this thread but I think my question is on topic.

    Can someone shine some light on the difference between an MX-800 and MX-800U?
     
  3. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    U is the US ersion without the voltage selector.
    The other is the international version
     
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  4. dino74

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  5. TomB19

    TomB19 Member

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    Thank you for the help, gentlemen.
     
  6. Dr. Ear

    Dr. Ear Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Regarding the B-6, its a PT Barnum. Design gimmick, sub par performance."[/QUOTE]
    Sorry, I do not agree at all. Had a B-2x, still have M-2, M-4, B-6, MX-1 and A-S3000 all I can say is that the B-6 is an excellent power amp. It is incredible fast with super tight bass and has the widest soundstage of them all.
     

     

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  7. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Sorry, I do not agree at all. Had a B-2x, still have M-2, M-4, B-6, MX-1 and A-S3000 all I can say is that the B-6 is an excellent power amp. It is incredible fast with super tight bass and has the widest soundstage of them all.[/QUOTE]
    I can't stand the B-6's either. Thats why I have three..:thumbsup:
     
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  8. ba4x

    ba4x New Member

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    This seems to be my experience. I've had an M60 and an MX600U. The M60 sounded a bit more dynamic and explosive, however the same applied to the amp, which one day blew up and now sits on the bench while the MX600U took its place. Also the MX600U puts out less heat which is nice for paranoia levels while listening for extended hours. I'm very happy with it. Cheers, hope you ended up with something you enjoy (now 4 years later).
     
  9. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    I can't stand the B-6's either. Thats why I have three..:thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

    I read that the B-6 is a magnetic field amplifer similar to the concept Carver used?
     
  10. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    I read that the B-6 is a magnetic field amplifer similar to the concept Carver used?[/QUOTE]
    Yamaha calls it X-power supply. Its the same.So much the same that Carver filed or threatened a lawsuit against Yamaha's design. I also have a Carver M400 "Cube" which is a magnetic field design,
     
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