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[Amps] EICO amp was RE: Western Electric

To: Rob Atkinson <>, "" <>
Subject: [Amps] EICO amp was RE: Western Electric
From: "Randall, Randy" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 19:51:05 +0000
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I have one of these.  A real odd duck with push pull parallel EL84's.
I need to recap it.  Maybe someday I'll run across and 2nd unit for a stereo 
I like good quality sound, but I can't see the attraction to the WE 300B amps 
except for rarity and bragging rights.

Randy AB9GO

Eico HF-30
AC Operated 7 Tube Audio Amplifier
A 30 watt power amplifier employing four EL84 output tubes in push-pull 
parallel, and a very high quality output transformer with extensively 
interleaved windings and grain oriented steel laminations.

Power output: 30 watts into 8Ω (mono)

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Valve complement: 4 x EL84, 2 x EZ81, 1 x 7247

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Western Electric

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Seems like that company goes on and on about their tubes such as the 300B but 
the one amplifier part that probably has the most effect on its sound is the 
output transformer.  The original WECo had good audio iron as did UTC with 
their LS series and Thordarson with their Tru-Fidelity brand.  Stancor had a 
high end line but I forget what it was called.  It would be funny if that 
fabulous amplifier they sell had garden variety output iron with a single 
octave flat response.

I'm satisfied with a single Eico HF-14 p.p. triode connected 6BQ5s and I listen 
to my records and radio in mono.  I have one of those old chrome 6SC7 
phonograph preamps.  I recapped my old Sansui speakers last year and my busted 
ham ears are satisfied.  And I can fix my stuff myself which is nice.

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