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    Re: Console tube amps, just how do you do it?

    The Magnavox console amps had RCA inputs, and originally had a Molex plug for speaker output wiring. I rewired the outputs, to go to binding posts. On the larger of the two amps, I also installed...
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    The majority of the cleanup, believe it or not,...

    The majority of the cleanup, believe it or not, was with a toothbrush and Windex. These amps were inside consoles, so they usually don't get spilled on or anything... just lots of dust. Windex makes...
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    ... And then later, the next week, I found its...

    ... And then later, the next week, I found its little brother in another console. EL84 SE circuit, 3.5 watts per channel. Isn't it cute?
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    I can't over-stress exactly HOW GOOD the...

    I can't over-stress exactly HOW GOOD the subjective tonal balance and dynamic behaviour is on this amp. It just sounds natural... the same way a good Audio Research SP6/SP8 and D70/D75/D79 does....
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    Speaking of neato little tube amps...

    Found an old Magnavox console, that had one of the AMP185, 6V6 PP tube amps in it, circa 1960. It should be about 15w/ch...

    There was very little wrong with it- in fact, the cathode resistors on...
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