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Sylvania SC541w final all-tube model?
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:45:14 PM »
I found this on local craigslist. The seller got it from an estate sale and planned to make a liquor cabinet from it, but decided it needed too much work.
It sure needs some cabinet work. There were lots of 45s and LPs inside it but no paperwork :(. The Garrard changer probably was used hard.

The amp uses 3 7025 (12AX7) and single-ended 7868 outputs. Tuner has built-in mpx decoder, similar to a Zenith using a 6EA8

There was a model a step above this one with push-pull 7868 output tubes, same as what the Fisher 400 receiver used. I have the sams 719 with that one in it.
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Re: Sylvania SC541w final all-tube model?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 09:24:10 PM »
Nice!  Sylvania solid state stereos really kicked butt.  I'll be curious on how a tube model sounds.

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Re: Sylvania SC541w final all-tube model?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 12:26:06 PM »
Unusual... never saw a SE 7868 amp before.  The PP model would have kicked butt, the same as 7591, more or less, as seen often in Fisher 500/800.  Up until recently there was no new production, but is available now.