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Re: [Amps] Alpha 76a

Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha 76a
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:20:33 -0700
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I agree 100%.   The Alpha 76PAC is one of the best amps ever made, a real 
workhorse.  Like a Timex watch,
"takes a licking and keeps on ticking" ,  with one caveat, as you indicated,  
watch the grid current.
I run mine hard all the time (and keep a watchful eye on the grid current)
Remember the "brick on the key" advertisements for these amps ?  My favorite is 
the ad  used in 1981
which shows the usual heading of " Key Down, How Long ?"  and instead of the 
normally used brick on the
key there is a skeleton sitting there with his hand on the key.  Now thats a 
good amp !  hihihi 


Alpha “brick on the key” durability. If you are looking for a good used entry 
level amp, it's hard to go wrong with this old work horse. I personally would 
like to see Alpha bring this amp back into production, the simplicity of analog 
metering with basic controls is the way to go. The “over use” of LED metering 
electronics just adds to the cost.

On Sep 11, 2011, at 9:10 PM, Charles Harpole wrote:

> I have an Alpha 76PAC and IF you watch the grid, you can drive this amp to 
> 3kw out if u want.... This is one battleship amp, but too much grid, over 
> half scale is vy bad, will kill the tubes fast.Alpha always sez "No ALC."  I 
> agree.  ALC is for whimps.  Please, gentlemen and ladies, your radios ARE 
> THERE TO USE, not to baby and fall in love with....they are things, not 
> people.DRIVE IT ....DRIVE IT... GO GO GO...........  73, Charles Harpole 
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