Pictured a McIntosh C20 pre-amplifier. Note the full compliment of Telefunkin tubes all NOS test! It came in with an intermittent noise in both channels. A few caps later along with some proper contact cleaning and a bit of “Tubeology” work with selection/match of the Telefunkin’s and our proprietary tube socket and pin contact enhancing process (DNA) It’s sounding stunning! In audiophile terms, “fast, transparent, detailed, deep and layered sound-stage, engaging”
Well it is time to let go of some gear, and this is the first piece to go. we have a very vintage KAY from the late 30’s to mid 40’s since I can’t find another one anywhere on the web I have no way to date it.
What I do know is the following:
- The 6n6 tube was first manufactured in 1939 so the amp must be from after then.
- We have a field coil speaker which means that it was probably earlier than 1952 or so because that was when they were able to produce magnets that were strong enough and affordable for speakers
- The covering of the cabinet is made of the same stuff early aircraft were covered with
- The soldering was very well done so it is probably post war since there was a rather high demand for electronics after the war and there were a lot of trained electronics assemblers that needed work
If anyone knows any more about this very cool and good sounding amp please feel free to contact us.This small amp produces about 4 watts of power and has been restored and upgraded with new caps, and a 3 prong grounded cord. The buyer will receive the original caps and all the other “bad” parts that were removed during the restoration.
What we have here is a pair of fully restored Heathkit W5M mono amps they have a quad of tungsol KT66 tubes that test good. The chassis are very clean and look almost new!
Got Heathkit in your dreams? You can own them for $ 950.00 ( note as of 4-11 I have a pending sale) I will update once the sale is complete ( UPDATE: Sale is complete ) They have a new home
Own this mint restored pair for $ 950.00
mint Heathkit w-5m Mono Amp
Heathkit W-5M close up of new parts
This Fisher Tuner is very clean and freshly restored and works very well, We are asking $190.00 USD + shipping for this awesome tuner.
For Sale Fisher FM Tuner model FM-90-B - restored
Close up of the Fisher FM-90-B Powered up
Rear view of a fine Fisher FM stereo tuner, its been reworked and aligned
1 pair of Dynaco Mono MK III’s Super Clean, No Restoration Needed, with GE 6550 output tubes that test strong, and 6an8 input tube that is still the original Dynaco tube that also tests very strong.
You get 2 very clean original un-restored Dynaco Mark III amps with – 4 GE KT88/6550 power tubes, and 2 original 6an8 input/driver tubes for $800.00 USD + shipping (Dynaco’s SOLD) I do have another pair that are now in the restoration process. Please inquire if you are interested
Dynaco MK III’s they have very strong test 6550 or KT88 GE output tubes. The 6AN8 input and driver tube still has the Dynaco label on it!
Top view along with it’s very clean cage resting to the right