View Full Version : Just a little Sunfire porn


Bigerik
08-13-2008, 08:17 AM
Ok. It is not nude. But I have always LOVED the looks, and the sound, of the Sunfire amps. Almost make a guy want to turn to SS. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. :D


http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_10_4/images/sunfire-cinema-seven-amp-front-main-large.jpg

jimfet
08-13-2008, 08:26 AM
Damn! You just shot down my woody.

Bigerik
08-13-2008, 08:30 AM
Damn! You just shot down my woody.

You know, for some reason I am glad I did not provide you with one..... :)

I am sure others will contribute the nudies we are all dying to see.

mhardy6647
08-13-2008, 08:38 AM
Wouldn't mind seeing the insides...

Urizen
08-13-2008, 08:41 AM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/Urizen_2006/sunfire2.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/Urizen_2006/sunfire5-2.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/Urizen_2006/sunfire3.jpg

Bigerik
08-13-2008, 08:43 AM
Wow.
Don't get much cleaner than that.

mhardy6647
08-13-2008, 08:52 AM
Guess they decided not to opt for a wall wart.

Urizen
08-13-2008, 09:05 AM
Guess they decided not to opt for a wall wart.

Or heatsinks.;)

cableguy
08-13-2008, 09:08 AM
She's a real beaut' thanks Ken and Erik.....





Bill

ablethevoice
08-13-2008, 09:36 AM
Beautiful! That's some fine-looking elex in that little rig. One question: what's that enormous black coffee can looking beast between the PCBs? Is that a cap? If so, what circuit is it in? I see the 2 light blue electrolytics which I assume are filter caps for the PS.

Urizen
08-13-2008, 09:48 AM
One question: what's that enormous black coffee can looking beast between the PCBs?

Power transformer, which constitutes most of the amp's 45 lbs. The blue caps are the size of Red Bull cans.

similost
08-13-2008, 10:19 AM
So where did you find this monster at Ken? SIgned too.. now that is a nice added bonus..

kichijai
08-13-2008, 12:23 PM
I don't understand this "nudie" fixation. I have never had any desire to see the inside of any audio component. The sound quality satisfies all my need. The inside of an Ohm Walsh, for example, looks like hell but it sure sounds great. :music:

Urizen
08-13-2008, 01:39 PM
So where did you find this monster at Ken? SIgned too.. now that is a nice added bonus..

Mine's a standard 300, two-channel, non-Signature model. I bought it seven years ago. It replaced a Carver TFM-35x. The amp that Erik posted is a 7-channel Signature model.

VintInfinity
08-13-2008, 02:51 PM
I don't understand this "nudie" fixation. I have never had any desire to see the inside of any audio component. The sound quality satisfies all my need. The inside of an Ohm Walsh, for example, looks like hell but it sure sounds great. :music:

To a tech geek, it's like looking at art.

You can see the care and detail that went into the design by looking at the layout.

Snow
08-13-2008, 03:38 PM
Or heatsinks.;)Amazing huh? With Bobs design on the lightstar and sunfire units it doesnt get hot like normal SS amps it runs cool even at peak operating specs :yes:



REGARDS JIM

zenith2134
08-13-2008, 04:15 PM
If I only had a few more bucks... Nice unit!!!!

Like the design alot. Jim, what does he do exactly that allows the units to run at peak operating specs and only require such small 'sinks? Is this a class-G/H/D or whatever amp?

Urizen
08-13-2008, 04:34 PM
what does he do exactly that allows the units to run at peak operating specs and only require such small 'sinks? Is this a class-G/H/D or whatever amp?

Here's a read on Bob's Sunfire amps:

http://www.sunfire.com/pdf/Sunfire_Amplifier_Whitepaper.pdf

outshined
08-13-2008, 05:56 PM
If I ever decide to change amps for some ungodly reason, Sunfire will be on the short list.

Snow
08-13-2008, 06:01 PM
If I only had a few more bucks... Nice unit!!!!

Like the design alot. Jim, what does he do exactly that allows the units to run at peak operating specs and only require such small 'sinks? Is this a class-G/H/D or whatever amp?Here ya go this should help explain it a little.

http://www.audio-ideas.com/backiss/summer-1998/carver.html



REGARDS JIM

TNRabbit
08-16-2009, 02:08 AM
My favorite amps...

Snow
08-16-2009, 02:18 AM
My favorite amps...Welcome to AK Gary I see you found your way from the Carversite here :yes:



REGARDS JIM

TNRabbit
08-16-2009, 02:27 AM
Yep; now I'm on TOO D@MN MANY FORUMS~

Bigerik
08-16-2009, 10:27 AM
Yep; now I'm on TOO D@MN MANY FORUMS~

Another one of those damn Carver guys again, huh? :)
Glad to see you over here.

lumpy
08-16-2009, 11:05 AM
Sunfire doesn't need stinkin heatsinks.




Or heatsinks.;)

SDA SRS 1.2
08-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Love my Signature 600. Drives the big Polks with ease. Excuse the stuffed animals - keeps the cats off of it. :)

wajobu
08-16-2009, 01:25 PM
This confirms my suspicion that there is a little nuclear reactor in those amps. :smoke:

TNRabbit
08-16-2009, 03:07 PM
No, they're filling with magic & fairy dust....

hrballenger
08-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Nice looking amp, and obviously well engineered. That power transformer reminds me of the way Pioneer did their SX-1980 power supply.

wadeus
08-21-2009, 09:46 PM
Good god! Niiiice....