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Apollo 500 amplifier

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Jimbo165, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Jimbo165

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    I picked up a Apollo 500 amplifier at the MIS hamfest it is in great condition and works perfectly. It is a 6 tube amplifier that has 6lf6 tubes in it. I cannot find any information anywhere about this amplifier has anyone seen or heard of this model amplifier?? I tried to unload picture but cannot.


     

  2. nomadradio

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    The CB Tricks web site shows only a picture of the front.

    Never have seen a diagram for this one.

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  3. Robb

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    Yup

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    Looks more like one (on its side) driving three.

    To that I would add that any amplifier with a single driver tube is meant for a SMALL radio. When it was designed, that's all there was. A "black" base radio with two final transistors will typically overwhelm a single driver tube on modulation, no matter how low you set the carrier power.

    The other outstanding characteristic about this kind of amplifier was the tendency to blow out one of the two power transformers. Don't know exactly why, but we saw it over and over. Whoever made this one also sold them under other names as well. Pretty sure "Firebird" was one of them. Just be nice to it.

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  5. Jimbo165

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    The Apollo 500 I have is not the one on cb tricks I had one of those types also at one time. This is a 6 tube and design completely different. I just cannot put a picture on here for some reason so you could see real amp. When I go to pictures just has a insert photo and nothing else?? The amp has 3 tuning knobs.
     
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    Here is a picture of Apollo 500 I have . Has 6 tubes 20171008_213505_resized.jpg .
     
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    Another picture of side of Apollo 500. Sorry for the bad picture but shows you a general size compared to Cherokee CBS2100 radio in background. 20171008_213711_resized.jpg
     
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  8. giboni

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    Break Break..Does anyone have any Grey Pupant ?

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    Looks nice & clean.

    How about a couple of Photos of the inside Top & bottom ?

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