The Bell used 30W Stancor output transformers in a 10W design, absolute overkill and permits unbelievable frequency response, absolutely dead flat from 20-20,000 cycles. The preamp, and phono stages are cascaded class A amplifiers, followed by a long tail phase inverter. Quality paper capacitors were used throughout, along with Ohmite carbon resistors and Sprague electrolytics. What you have is one of the finest examples of a vintage integrated, the Bell will blow the doors off of a Scott 299-B or comparable model. The only problem you will be faced with is 50+ year old components, what was once state-of-the-art will be useless and defective today.Do not run the Bell in stock form, you may destroy it. It will need to be updated with modern Polypropylene Film/Foil coupling capacitors, new Electrolytics, and possibly some new resistors. The parts are really cheap, and the end result will be worth it.
The Bell 3DT is not your typical 60's integrated, it is a much earlier design from a period when stereo was science fiction, a real innovation that set the standards for the later Scott and Fisher stereo models. Check out our entire store for more great products and deals! We do however make every possible attempt to accurately describe the inventory we sell and stand behind it.Since 2016, 8TEN Industries has been a leading asset recovery provider supporting national retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Our 60,000 square foot processing and distribution facility located in Cass City, Michigan has allowed us to become industry leader in turning difficult problems for manufacturers into great deals for our customers. The item "Legendary Bell Sound Systems Model 3DT Stereo Integrated Tube Amplifier" is in sale since Wednesday, July 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps". The seller is "8ten1944" and is located in Cass City, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.