I have purchased a one owner Alpha 77DX, from the estate of a recent SK. This
amp had little use, and to the best of my knowledge was not used at all since
about 1981/83. The original invoice (1977) and manual came with it. I brought
it back to life carefully, taking the necessary precautions with the tube. It
works flawlessly. There are a couple of issues.
First, it has the well known sticky paint problem. I have researched the
archives, and looked on Alpha's site. New top and side panels are available, as
is the face plate for a 77SX. I have no intention of putting a second tube in
this, so would rather not put an SX panel on it. Anyone aware of another
option for obtaining a new front panel, or having this one redone?
The inside is in mint condition and looks new, but there is a slight trace of
oil only on the top of the capacitor, so it is leaking. From the archives, this
seems to be a common problem. Are folks replacing this with another oil filled
cap or have banks of electrolytics been retrofitted as a fix? Any current
sources for replacement caps?
I have always wanted one of these. It is a beautiful amplifier inside, very
heavy duty construction compared to my other amplifiers.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
73 Charlie N8RR
The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts with Hotmail.
Amps mailing list