What are these amps worth?

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What are these amps worth?

Post by EndersShadow » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:20 am

Looking at some tube amps on CL wanted to know if they are worth considering. Their info is below:

Offered are a set of Antique Sound Lab Wave 8 mono block tube amps. NOS matched quad Svetlana WingedC 6BM8 ECL82 vacuum tubes are included and have maybe 10 hours on them. Nice little amps, good way to get into tube audio. Sound wise these are very clear & crisp highs and clean sound all the way around. Wanting to pay off some bills is the only reason I'm selling these. They work fine but given age (mid 90's I believe) there is no warranty written implied. Also included are some top covers for the tubes & transformers.

Specs:
Output power 8 Watts
Frequency response at 1 Watt 20 Hz-20 Khz. +/- 1 dB
Frequency Response at 8 Watts 30 Hz-18 kHz. +/- 1 dB
Distortion at 1 Watt < 1%
Distortion at 8 Watts <5%
S/N ratio 70 dB
Input impedance 100k Ohm
Input sensitivity 500 mVolt.
Power consumption 40 Watts maximum.
Output impedance 8 Ohms.
Dimensions 6" W X 12" D X 51/2"
Weight 7 lbs.

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Thoughts? These would be used to drive Polk Monitor 60, Infinity Primus 162's and possibly a set of LSi 7's or 9's.
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Re: What are these amps worth?

Post by Zoot Horn » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:28 am

I used to own a pair--upgraded--IIRC I paid about 450 for the pair,tubes dmm,etc.Surprising;y good little puppies--good luck

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Re: What are these amps worth?

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:03 pm

That' a HIGH distortion figure....5% @7 8 watts??
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Re: What are these amps worth?

Post by treitz3 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:03 pm

I was looking at the distortion figure for one watt....thinking the same thing, Gary.
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Re: What are these amps worth?

Post by Snoop65 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:42 pm

They might be a single-ended design. I don't think single ended tube amps measure well.
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