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Re: [Amps] EICO amp was RE: Western Electric

To: "Randall, Randy" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] EICO amp was RE: Western Electric
From: Jim Kinney <>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 16:19:46 -0400
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I have a Harmon Kardon Citation II that needs recapped also.  KT88/6550's push 
pull, 60w per channel.
Kind of overkill for my Klipschorn's but so is the class A Yamaha that I'm 
using at the moment.
Oh the speaker wire is 16 ga Radio Shack, so I blew that also.

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On Mar 24, 2022, 3:51 PM, at 3:51 PM, "Randall, Randy" 
<> wrote:
>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 pair.
>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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>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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