Black Widow [Update] - Second round official, 100 amps total, single chassis

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  1. snoogans

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    I fully intended on selling my BW2 when I bought the Aficionado... but I just couldn't do it. I love them both.
     
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    Hey guys, BW2 can be converted from 120V to 240V and back, just by swapping the jumpers on the inside. @jowls shared these pictures with me and I want to leave these here, so that someone might find it useful in the future.

    P.S: 120V version uses 2 jumpers, while the 240V uses only one. So if your unit is already a 240V version, you most likely lack the second jumper to convert it to 120V. You probably could make your own, but please check with Craig first.

    120V:
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    240V:
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    For the jumper can those plastic ones from pcs do?
     
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    Hey Marv,

    I'm considering picking up a used Black Widow (single chassis) that is in Portugal (I live in the UK)

    My one concern is ease of repair if something goes wrong. I'm fine with shipping the amp to Cali for repairs but does the amp use a lot of out of production or hard to find components?

    Any advice would be useful in my purchasing decision.

    Thanks!
     
  5. purr1n

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    Input transistors are hard to find but replacements can be used. Craig stopped repairing non-original owner amps.
     
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    I though I read on this thread he only stopped repairing modded stuff. Have there been any problems with current owners?
     
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    Thanks for the info Marv. Good to know. I think I won't take the risk in that case.
     
  8. purr1n

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    There were some issues with a few BW2s, all serviced from what I know. The initial BW single chassis no issues at all. FYI, I no longer work for EC and haven't been for some time, but am willing to help out and do what I can.
     
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    Somehow I missed this post. I am not familiar with the plastic jumpers in the PCs. I will share a close-up picture of the jumper this weekend.
     
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