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post #10246 of 13357

I have a very nice modded Heathkit AA-151 - which is an early 1960's vintage integrated amp that runs el84's in triode mode for 8 watts per channel of power.  I actually have it up for sale to use the proceeds for a headphone amp but got to thinking if I could somehow run headphones out of my speaker connections - well I love the sound of this amp with high efficiency speakers like zus.  I have been looking through various threads here but can't really find much information about commercially available products that would allow me to turn my speaker amp into a headphone amp ( there is no headphone connection and I am not diy'er at least where amps and power are concerned).

 

post #10247 of 13357
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Originally Posted by ladavid View Post
 

I have a very nice modded Heathkit AA-151 - which is an early 1960's vintage integrated amp that runs el84's in triode mode for 8 watts per channel of power.  I actually have it up for sale to use the proceeds for a headphone amp but got to thinking if I could somehow run headphones out of my speaker connections - well I love the sound of this amp with high efficiency speakers like zus.  I have been looking through various threads here but can't really find much information about commercially available products that would allow me to turn my speaker amp into a headphone amp ( there is no headphone connection and I am not diy'er at least where amps and power are concerned).

 

you have two commercially available options that i know of

 

http://hifiman.com/Products/?pid=104

 

http://vinylflat.com/canopener.html

post #10248 of 13357

I would post a question at AudioKarma forums, before I would hook up headphones to a tube amp that does not have a headphone jack (even if you were to use an adapter like those suggested above).  There will definitely be someone there who knows exactly what is best to do...

post #10249 of 13357

Skylab....Thanks for the congrats. I'm quite happy I became a AK subscriber. My education continues and barter is awesome.:D

 

 

 

 

ladavid....Your Heathkit AA-151 screams early 60's retro. I love how it looks.

 

 

I love all the silver faced Kenwood people are posting. Some might think these units look plain but in person, a clean silver faced Kenwood is a thing of beauty.


Edited by claybum - 10/25/13 at 12:38pm
post #10250 of 13357

I ran into a few interesting items today in Knoxville TN. The receiver in the first pics I now own.

 

 

 

 

 

post #10251 of 13357

Does anyone have any experience with Vintage Panasonic amps?? Found one local for only $60 that looks to be in great shape. 

 

RA-6600 with built in 8-track player which is awesome!! 

 

I think it has 40 watts per channel but I could be wrong

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #10252 of 13357
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I ran into a few interesting items today in Knoxville TN. The receiver in the first pics I now own.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like a nice project. The dustier the better :) What's the scoop with the last pic, the one with the KT88 in it.

:popcorn:

post #10253 of 13357
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More Kenwood love




My first barter town purchase. Kenwood model 600 with complete recap by Echo Wars, the local Audio Karma Kenwood guru.

It cost some $$$, but I'm already in love. Best amp I own!
guessing you got that off of Nick which is the same place I got my 7300 he tried to talk me into the 600 but I just couldn't justify it.
post #10254 of 13357

And a follow up, what would be a fair price for a minty Pioneer SX-850? Seen prices range from $150 to $350 Whats a more realistic price?

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #10255 of 13357
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guessing you got that off of Nick which is the same place I got my 7300 he tried to talk me into the 600 but I just couldn't justify it.

 

 

Actually got it off AK member yggdrasill (seattle area)

 

Your 7300 looks great, Don't see many of those around and I bet it sounds fantastic.

post #10256 of 13357
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I ran into a few interesting items today in Knoxville TN. The receiver in the first pics I now own.















Care to share what it/they are for those of us who can't quite tell? biggrin.gif
post #10257 of 13357

Been talking to John at Vinylflat today about the Canopener.  Says my amp should be a good match for the canopener - I checked that my speaker connections had a common ground.  Also read some reviews here at Head-Fi - sounds like a good product for relatively few dollars leaving me more money for new headphones.  Appreciate the pointer to this product.

post #10258 of 13357

I decided that I liked the sx1050 enough to get a restoration done. So today I drove to Knoxville TN to drop off the 1050 with Terry Dewick who is somewhat reknowned for his vintage restorations. The other photos are the other restorations he is working on. They are all Mac's, very early. 

 

Very excited about having a completely restored receiver. It will be my first. 

post #10259 of 13357
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Originally Posted by ladavid View Post
 

Been talking to John at Vinylflat today about the Canopener.  Says my amp should be a good match for the canopener - I checked that my speaker connections had a common ground.  Also read some reviews here at Head-Fi - sounds like a good product for relatively few dollars leaving me more money for new headphones.  Appreciate the pointer to this product.

Glad I was able to help! Feel free to join the "speaker amps for headphones" thread.

:beerchug:

post #10260 of 13357
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Glad I was able to help! Feel free to join the "speaker amps for headphones" thread.

:beerchug:

 

Speaker amps for headphones - it's akin to a Halloween :veryevil: Trick-or-Treat. When it works out..... look out!

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