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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 5:27 pm   #1
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Default FOC Valve amp - collect only

I've had this home-brew valve audio amplifier for decades but I can't remember where it came from - possibly a SK sale. I won't use it or its parts so I'm offering it as is FOC but strictly collection only.

Mains transformer looks like it's a Gardners and there's a hefty choke and hefty output transformer.

Empty socket for valve rectifier - don't know what goes in there.
Output valve is a VR102 = BL63, apparently a double triode (why?!?).
There's an EF37A and another similar-ish looking valve.
Also what looks at a glance to be a 6SN7 or similar.

Plus points: it's free! Some decent "iron". Triode output for quality... maybe. If it can be made to work it may sound nice. A chassis.
Minus points: Missing rectifier. Leaky (no doubt) capacitors. Out of spec (no doubt) resistors. Strictly collection only - I'll explain:

We have been shielding/self-isolating since 12th March due to impaired immunity. We've only been out once apart from my 3 trips to see medics. It won't stand wrapping/couriering. However, my front yard is a safe place and given half-an-hour's notice I can open up the front gate and you (the collector) can step in and collect it. Half-an-hour later I'll come out and shut the gate. That's how we are.

We're both retired and therefore available 99% of the time. No particular timescale for shifting it.
Graham

PS: do what you like with it - selling on, stripped for parts, target practice, anything.
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 7:47 am   #2
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Default Re: FOC Valve amp - collect only

Can I express an interest Graham, that is if I can find someone to PU. Will pop a request on the FCS.

Cheers, Andy.
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 8:31 am   #3
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If there is a hat I can collect... Dave
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