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Old 12-26-2014, 12:39 AM
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Thanks Bob and Vhiner! Advice well taken.
Gain of 24-26 db is not high at all, as I heard before that 350sa is high gain and should be cautious to match preamp.
It is a very high gain amplifier. Approximately 34 db.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:42 AM
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Hi jsli, where do you get the figure? Bob has talked to the CJ tech guy that the gain is around 25db.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:32 PM
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I measured it and so did Soundstage. Their figure was even higher: 34.8 db. The new guy from CJ may have misunderstood the question.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:36 AM
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Wow, 34db is quite high. I am yet to connect the preamp. See how it'll go when the ic arrived.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:28 AM
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Hey Everyone, I thought I’d risk tempting fate and take a poll of how many of you still have your Premier 350’s and how they’re holding up. I still have the 350 I bought from Stephen (Puma Cat) back in 2013 and was wondering whether, at some point, I need to consider getting the caps or any other parts replaced due to age? Any thoughts, suggestions, advice?
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Unless your Premier 350 runs particularly hot, it is new enough that the caps are likely fine. You might check with CJ to see what coupling caps it uses. They could be upgraded with the latest & greatest (CJ specials, VCaps, Jensen, etc.), which can make a difference.
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Hey Folks... as the original owner, just sold mine last year along with a pair of LP140 monos to buy the ART 150 stereo. Can't say I don't miss it however. Interestingly, last week I read an equipment review, from Europe I think, and the the reviewers reference amplifier was a Premier 350. In their day, quite a few top reviewers owned the P350. An iconic piece of kit.
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Coppy, when you say “the” original owner...do you mean you owned the first production unit? Or did you mean “an”? In any case, can you tell me how old the unit was and offer a guesstimate of how heavily it was used. I’m just trying to gauge the outer limits of this amp’s performance before work needs to be done.
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I was the original owner of my unit... don’t recall the serial or date. All the paperwork went to the new owner. As I recall the C J website has the production dates of the vintage models if that helps.
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Coppy, when you say “the” original owner...do you mean you owned the first production unit? Or did you mean “an”? In any case, can you tell me how old the unit was and offer a guesstimate of how heavily it was used. I’m just trying to gauge the outer limits of this amp’s performance before work needs to be done.
Man, I don't even want to think of shipping that bad boy back to Fairfax.
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