What vintage amp/preamp do you have/want?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by coopmv, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Walter Koehler

    Walter Koehler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    100% gorgeous set only thing is my eyes no need for rack handles
     
  2. Walter Koehler

    Walter Koehler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Not new!!!
    ordered them in Japan auction for very good price
    just the shipping expenses sucks if send them by airfreight --- surface-seamail was ok to Hamburg just takes some more. Time ±8 weeks
    Unfortunately the japs stop service shipping by sea mail end of January --- very sad story
    Cheers
    Wally
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  3. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Ha, mine was given to me also. It had a faulty channel which was really only a bad solder connection on the right input jack. Love an easy fix like that.

    I used the PA4 boards in mine. At the time I also replaced the filter caps and installed the hyper-fred soft recovery rectifier MC sells. While in there I installed new RCA jacks as well as new speaker binding posts. It was a fun project and worked without losing any smoke the first time I turned it on. Adjust dc offset and bias and let her run for a while.

    Oh yeah, I also rewired with Audioquest solid copper wire anywhere signal was running. I can only guess at the number of amps I've owned over the last 20 years or so, some fairly expensive amps, and I'm done looking.
     
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  4. Larry I

    Larry I Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    Both my preamp and my amp are a combination of vintage and non-vintage build. The preamp has transformer coupled inputs and output that use very old Western Electric iron. Most of the resistors and capacitors are also selected and tested vintage parts (mostly from the 1950's and 1960's). The chassis is recycled from 1950s electronics. While the main volume pot is a modern motorized pot (remotely controlled), the Daven ladder pots used for balance control are ancient. The tubes are four Western Electric 310a and four 311a tubes.

    My amp is also a modern build, but it is based on a very old Western Electric design (133a amp). It uses the correct Western Electric input transformers and the correct output transformers. Most of the other components are also very vintage, but, not all are Western Electric parts. The power transformer is a modern model. The tubes are Western Electric 248 and 249 (four of each type).
     
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  5. Walter Koehler

    Walter Koehler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Fotos?
     
  6. Walter Koehler

    Walter Koehler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    I'd like to find a Mac MX-110 at a good price :D
     
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  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Try Audiogon ...
     
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  8. florandia

    florandia Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Bought a Marantz 2220 b a few weeks ago at a local thrift store for $4,
    Dirty looking inside and out ........cleaned it op inside and out........Put deoxit around all the pots....................really did not expect to have the end result that I got .
    Perfect sound quality........no issues whatsoever .........just need to replace the distinctive Blue lights.
    Just had this amazing historic machine playing for the last 3 hours without any issues !
     
  9. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
  10. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    That would be fine, too. But they'd have to be really good deals.
     
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  11. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Audiogon used to be a good place to check but no more ...
     
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  12. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    It's Mesa as in Mesa Boogie guitar amps. Surely that rings a bell.
     
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  13. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Looks like the PAS-3X is on top of a Dyna FM-3 tuner to me.
     
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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Another Cyrus integrated, a semi-vintage model ...

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  15. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

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    CT, USA
    Edwards Audio, a little-known British audio company?

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  16. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    This is the Revox integrated I have always liked, though I have never owned it ...

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    I do have the following matching tuner

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  17. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

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    Southern US
    Love the look of that amp!
     
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  18. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A Revox A-740 power amp I wish I had bought ...

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  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

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    CT, USA
    A vintage Yamaha A-960 integrated, which could be from the 1980's ...

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  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Another very attractive Yamaha C4 preamp I wish I had bought back in the late 80's ...

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    Here is the matching M4 amp

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  21. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A very nice Accuphase integrated amp ...

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  22. Scott in DC

    Scott in DC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
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  23. Walter Koehler

    Walter Koehler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Aloha
    For my understanding couple of facts create the price
    It's like with every Vintage Gear it depends on the
    The all and all conditions of the amp or receiver or car or
    Speakers or whatever + rarety + want have factor and some more
    Sometimes some hombres try to hype things
    We'll beside there are tons excellent Audio Vintage gear
    around as we all know
    Cheers
    Enjoy the weekend with lots of music
    Wally
     
  24. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Very unusual Sony amp/preamp combo IMO, ta e86b & ta n86b as I have never seen any slim-lined equipment by Sony ...

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  25. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA

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