Allied Knight-Kit km-15 mono amps X 2

I traded a 18 watt Marshall Clone amp for a pair of these super rare unbuilt Allied Knight-Kit KM-15 mono amps. The KM-15 is a small push pull amp. It has 2 inputs, a phono and tuner, and is rated at 12 watts RMS. The KM-15 uses a two 12ax7 tubes for the pre-amp and phase splitter, and 2 el84 (6bq5) tubes for the power amp section; and for rectification it uses a EZ81(6ca4) tube. See specs below.

As stated above these are un-built and came with everything as they did from the factory with the exception of the tubes. Someone went in and swapped out the original Mullard tubes and replaced them with some Sovtek (they are dated Jan, 1999 so they are even NOS at this point.

Now for the big question do I build them, or put them on Ebay? Part of me wants to build a vintage kit, I think it would be a hoot, on the other hand I have plenty of amps and have rebuilt several kit amps such as this pair of Heathkit w5m’s. – what should I do? Reply in the comments below.

And if you want to buy them and build them make me an offer.

new in box Knight-Kit KM15

I just opened the box

All the parts to build a pair of Knight Kit KM-15 mono amps - Mint and Un-Built

All the parts to build a pair of Knight Kit KM-15 mono amps – Mint and Un-Built

a close up of the chassis, mint original paint job

a close up of the chassis, mint original paint job

 

KM-15 Knight Kit amp new in box

All of the parts including the wire and hardware are still in neat little plastic bags with the Allied Knight Logo printed on them

Knight Kit KM-15

Inputs Tuner Input and Phono Input
Rated Power 12 Watts Continuous Sine-wave; 14watts IHMF
Peak Power 24 Watts; 48 Watts IHMF
Frequency Response + or – 1 1/2 db 30 to 15,000 cycles at 6 watts
Harmonic Distortion less than 1% at 12 watt, at 1kc (through the tuner input; Tone control settings normal)
Hum and Noise Better than 65db below 12 watts referred to 1 volt input at Tuner;Better than 45db below 12 watts, referred to 10mv input at Phono
Power Sensitivety 5mv at Phono input for 12 watts output1 volt at Tuner input for 12 watts output
Feedback 15db negative feedback
Controls Bass control: 9db of bass boost or cut at 40cpsTreble control: 9db of treble boost or cut at 10kcTuner or Phono selector switch

Volume control

Output inpedances 4, 8, and 16 ohm
Tube Complement 2 – el84/6bq62 – 12ax7 / ECC831 EZ81/6CA4 Rectifier
Power Consumption 50 Watts at 117 Volts, 60 cycle AC
Dimensions 5″ High, 91/2″ Wide, 6″ Deep