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Quad AM 3 Tuner.
This most interesting tuner, was made by the famous Accoustical Manufacturing Company,of Huntingdon,England.The reason that it is especially interesting, is that firstly,although designed for the reception of AM transmissions,it was made at a time when VHF/FM was the norm.Secondly,this attractive little tuner uses tubes(valves),(there are 4 in the circuit)despite the fact ,that by the time it was made ,(probably around the late 60s or early 70s ,transistors were in standard use for such tuners.The frequency covered by the Quad AM Tuner, is Long wave 145-375 kcs,Medium Wave 510-1620 kcs and Short Wave 5.8-18.5 Mcs ,making it a very versatile unit..Power requirements are 100-130 or 200-250 volts AC.The condition of this scarce collectors AM tube type Tuner, is best described as "near new" and it is in working order.A copy of the Accoustic Manufacturing Companys handbook for the AM3 Tuner,is included with the unit.The price for this difficult to find item is $285 US Dollars,which includes the cost of air freight to the USA.Beam-Echo HI-FI Audio Tube Amplifier,Model Avantic SPA21
Beam-Echo Ltd.,were London,U.K. based manufacturers of good quality, HI-FI audio equipment.Most of this equipment went into collections some years ago,but occasionally,examples of this attractively designed range still turn up.The SPA21 HI-FI tube(valve) amplifier,made in 1959 , is described by Beam-Echo as "a two-channel amplifier designed to provide the highest quality steriophonic and monophonic sound reproduction.Each channel provides a rated output of 12watts and a 3D facility is provided to combine these outputs when the amplifier is used in conjunction with monophonic inputs.The output tubes used are EL84s.The integral control section is extremely flexible and incorporates every facility to compensate for deficiencies in inputs.Total harmonic distortion is less than 0.2% at 1000cs,10 watts output.The mains supply requires is 110-117,220-250 volts AC."This very desirable tube amplifier, is in excellent original condition,with no modifications,retaining all of the correct control knobs,which match in appearance, with the bronze coloured front panel.It is in working order.A copy of the manufacturers handbook is included with this vintage audio amplifier.The price of this collectors tube amplifier is $315 US Dollars,which includes the cost of air freight to the USA.
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