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louped garouv
03-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Hi everyone,
in the next few months, I am likely to start functionally restoring a pair of HK Citation 16As

they are the ones traded for a while back...
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?31934-A-pair-of-H-K-Citation-16As-needing-work-and-untested&highlight=citation


one is almost operational -- sounding OK at very, very low levels, but getting wonky with a little juice going -- indicitative methinks of failing capacitors...

the other is missing a fuse cap, and i haven't gotten to finding another to replace it...
(the other (semi-working) unit is a non-fused unit -- any benefit to retro-fitting a fuse assembly into the one without it already?)

anyhow, i've been reading a fair amount online about these amplifiers and what folks are doing to upgrade, etc...


installing new electrolytics is a must for both IMHO, but beyond that....
using hexfred diodes, replacing the ceramic caps with metal film or poly ones, etc

any thoughts from the membership here on a good (and cost effective) path to pursue?

richluvsound
03-15-2012, 04:00 PM
I think I remember seeing a thread on DIY audio . Might be worth a search ....

Pics are nice ?

Rich

louped garouv
03-15-2012, 04:04 PM
I'll take some fresh ones this weekend and post them...
(there are a few in the link above)

Thanks for the 'heads up' on DIY,
I've also been in contact with a specialist in the midwest;
who has been kind enough to offer his opinions and a few recommended suppliers of parts...

just seeing what folks here have experienced, and trying to solidify my plans...
:)