Retro 80s amp - Anyone know what this is?

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  1. tiffin4tea

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    Found this but have no idea what it is.
    Think its early 80's maybe a kit amp?
    Would it be possible to use it for a stereo set up today?
     

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    Looks like a kit all right. There's no company name on the back which rather suggests that. Have you had a sniff around inside to see if there's any brand names?
     
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    Not had a chance yet. Dont have it with me either. Can you tell from the inputs/outputs what it could be used for? i dont recognise any of the connections.
    It is rather large and the heatsink is huge.
     
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    It has the looks of something that might have been a PA amplifier. Maybe used for Pub music/small cinema/Church hall/school type of thing. The sockets suggest it is associated more with professional audio applications and not home stereo. Interesting thing, try opening it up. Theres a good chance there are valves inside there.
     
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    It's not a HI FI amp, looks like a PA or supermarket address system, something like that.
     
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    Yep the 1/4 jacks on the right hand side look like guitar or mic feeds. Professional.
     
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    Gotta love the cobwebs on the rear picture.:)

    I remember purchasing a Goodmans Module 90 Receiver around 1977. Paired with a pair of Wharfedale Celestion Dittons (which my son now uses in his bedroom) I thought it was audio heaven.:hiya:
     
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    If you look really close you can see that "it goes up to eleven" :D
     

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    Will open it up on Friday and take more pictures.
    Was hoping I might be able to pair it up with a pair of old £5 technics SB-CS75 (60W DIN) for the ultimate budget hifi
     
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    Well spotted! Must be Spinal Taps PA system then:D
     
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    Its an old microphone mixer amp (mic symbols on the knobs), probably from a church or something.

    Looks like its valve too, HT fuse on the back, probably just input pre amps.

    Dupe...
     
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    Internal pictures added at the top.
     
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    Solid state...you can see the power transistors on the second internal shot and a bunch of solid state regulators as well.

    Does look like an old PA amp though.
     

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