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.
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
|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|