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Sound City 120R

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Phil Allison, Jul 26, 2013.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** Hi,

    got one of these old boat anchors in the workshop - six EL34s and two over
    sized transformers.

    The "R" version has a reverb tank mounted vertically, at the front of the
    chassis - but it is not an Accutronics, or any recognisable Asian make.

    What did Sound City use ?

    Was there a maker of reverb tanks in the UK back in the early 70s?

    VOX amps had something really horrible back in the 60s, but this one is a
    copy of the Accutronics design with tiny, rotating magnets and a low
    impedance input needing a drive transformer.

    I expect a 17 inch Accutronics, with 8 ohm and 2000 ohms coils, will be drop
    in replacement.

    BTW:

    Both springs are missing as are 3 of the 4 magnets.



    .... Phil
     
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