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    Attn: old school amp gurus

    I Just aquired a BNIB. Phase Linear PLA-200 2 ch amp. All wires/connectors never used. Still has all packing foam, warranty sheet, test sheet (dated November of 91) and the manual. Not a scratch on this thing. Does anyone have any experience with these amps and know what they are worth? I can't seem to find any info on them.





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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    Wasn't Phase Linear part of Jensen?




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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    Yes. According to the manual it is.



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    You need to keep the smoke INSIDE the amplifier. Once you've allowed all the happy smoke to escape the amp will stop working.
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    Wasn't Phase Linear part of Jensen?
    Yes it was. My dad who was into car audio in the early to mid 80s said jenson used to be really good stuff. But he had no clue about phase linear. I bought this because it was a good deal (i think) and it's made I. The USA so I figured it should be pretty decent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SplAffair View Post
    Yes it was. My dad who was into car audio in the early to mid 80s said jenson used to be really good stuff. But he had no clue about phase linear. I bought this because it was a good deal (i think) and it's made I. The USA so I figured it should be pretty decent.
    I had a Jensen amp from that era ages ago and I couldn't kill it. Didn't make a ton of power but was really solid.




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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    should be a nice lil amp, like hispl said a lot of amps were waY overbuilt in that era, and pretty much all rated at 12v (so under rated)




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    Anyone have any clue on what it would be worth? If it's worth more than I paid I won't hook it up and use it. I'll sell it instead.



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    Any input ?



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    Its not as loud as it should be, you stop hearing it about a block away. you should be able to hear it a quarter mile away.
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    You need to keep the smoke INSIDE the amplifier. Once you've allowed all the happy smoke to escape the amp will stop working.
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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    Contact Ray Rayfield on Facebook. He's very familiar with the amps.




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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    A nib clean100x2 @4ohm should atleast be worth $150 shipped but depends someone might be willing to pay more if they had one year's ago. It might also be hard to sell being that its not a nuthugger brand



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    Contact Ray Rayfield on Facebook. He's very familiar with the amps.
    There's two ray rayfields on Facebook lol



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    Re: Attn: old school amp gurus

    I had a house amp that was Phase Linear 400 and 4000 pre amp back in the day hooked up to 4 Realistic Mach 1's.Beast of a setup.Cops was at my house alot...lol.I would imagine you have a nice little amp there.Good find.



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    I had a house amp that was Phase Linear 400 and 4000 pre amp back in the day hooked up to 4 Realistic Mach 1's.Beast of a setup.Cops was at my house alot...lol.I would imagine you have a nice little amp there.Good find.
    Yeah I can find a lot of info on the old carver made home audio. And the best part is I got it for $40 bucks



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    Quote Originally Posted by SplAffair View Post
    Yeah I can find a lot of info on the old carver made home audio. And the best part is I got it for $40 bucks



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    There's two ray rayfields on Facebook lol
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