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OLDSCHOOL: Soundstream Ref. 1000s


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Found some old pics I took, here ya go:

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Man that is the coolest old Reference, I love that window over the capacitors.
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Great amplifier!

So few amps today are designed as well.

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The new Reference series is designed as well!

New REF1.1000, 1000W @2 ohms

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why do you caps leave with the cover?

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why do you caps leave with the cover?


They don't. The cover comes off the back of Reference series amps, you're just looking at the other side of the PCB.
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ahhh tricky tricky

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ahhh tricky tricky


Gotta put that big heatsink on top of the amp to use! I swear Reference Series amps are like heatsinks with gain. :P
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The new Reference series is designed as well!

New REF1.1000, 1000W @2 ohms

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Holy crap!
I never would have guessed the newer amps had that many caps....
More close ups of the cap values please...!

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The new Reference series is designed as well!

New REF1.1000, 1000W @2 ohms

Posted Image

Holy crap!
I never would have guessed the newer amps had that many caps....
More close ups of the cap values please...!


They sound just as good as the old and make more power, they did these suckers right the second time around too. That was a photo from the SS website I'll see what I can find you. May even tear my new REF4.400 open again which has the same caps albeit a lot less of them if I must to help out a fellow Reference fanatic. :D
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The new Reference series is designed as well!

New REF1.1000, 1000W @2 ohms

Posted Image

Holy crap!
I never would have guessed the newer amps had that many caps....
More close ups of the cap values please...!


They sound just as good as the old and make more power, they did these suckers right the second time around too. That was a photo from the SS website I'll see what I can find you. May even tear my new REF4.400 open again which has the same caps albeit a lot less of them if I must to help out a fellow Reference fanatic. :D


LOVE old school Reference Soundstream...
I had a Reference 1000 10yrs ago and had to sell it to make some ends meet.
I never gave it proper electrical to get its full potential but it still sounded good.
...wish I still had it.

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LOVE old school Reference Soundstream...
I had a Reference 1000 10yrs ago and had to sell it to make some ends meet.
I never gave it proper electrical to get its full potential but it still sounded good.
...wish I still had it.


You're telling me, brother. I had a Reference 405S I had just re-capped (with audio-grade electrolytics that were quite pricey...) and a Reference 500 in the original packaging that was used for maybe a week. I accidentally left them in a storage unit along with two functioning and two KO'd but fixable PPI Art Series amps when I moved from Texas to Florida a while back. What a shame.
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