Tag Archives: Tube Amp

Reviewing the Gemtune APPJ PA1501A 6AD10 Stereo Tube Amplifier

I recently picked up an interesting little tube amp via a group buy on Massdrop, the Gemtune APPJ PA1501A stereo tube amplifier. Try saying that three times fast! It’s a cute little single-ended stereo tube amp using a pair of 6AD10 … Continue reading

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HH Scott 233 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Overhaul

From the Rain City Audio repair blog: I was lucky enough to get to work on a very nice Scott 233 stereo integrated amplifier. This example was wonderfully well preserved, coming out of a storage unit looking like it had … Continue reading

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1950s Motorola Modded Standalone Tube Amplifier Measurements

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: Rain City Audio had an unusual project through the shop recently. It’s a Magnavox tube amp from the late 1950s. The owner brought it in reporting he’d purchased the amplifier, pulled from … Continue reading

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Watch a McIntosh Tube Amp Come to Life

Discovery’s How It’s Made shows us how a McIntosh vacuum tube audio amplifier comes to life: Definitely worth watching!

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EICO Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier HF-81 Repair

From the late ’50s, I had this nice example of an EICO HF-81 amplifier come through my shop. These are nice little stereo amplifiers with a built-in phono pre-amp and RIAA equalization and feature about 14W of power output per … Continue reading

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Build Log and Review: Mable Audio VT-86PP Kit Hi-Fi Amp Project [Chinese Gear]

About a year ago, someone left a comment that really looked like spam on one of my pages advertising a web store selling tube audio gear and parts for guitar and audio amplifiers. Against everything I’ve ever learned about behaving … Continue reading

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