For Sale Vintage HH Scott 340a Stereomaster Tube Receiver - Complete Renovation & Test. The 399 and the 340a are often cited as among the BEST LOOKING vintage receivers ever built. And they sound fabulous as well. UPDATE - added a couple of pics with natural lighting so you can see the lovely walnut. Been pretty dark here recently..
UPDATE #2 - Per multiple requests have added a few more natural light pics. Shortest day of the year and lots of rain.... There are some bad actors out there who have made things challenging around here.Please read the descriptions IN DETAIL and ask questions BEFOREHAND! It is hard to find a competent tech.
The parts can add up especially if you are being CAUTIOUS and THOROUGH. It takes time and patience to go over an amp fully. There are lots of guys out there who characterize themselves as "Technicians". They have a decent understanding and background in electronics and maybe in audio, but they they are not EXPERIENCED enough to understand the sum of the details that make for a fully functional, and pleasing, piece of audio equipment. I think they are HIGHLY underrated (or at least, were).
Technically this is a 340, but is often called the 340a to distinguish it from the later (and inferior) 340b. The 340 is a REALLY nice unit. Well laid out and extremely good looking.
The younger cousin to the much more expensive 399. These were high end units back in the day.Cosmetically this example is in really good condition. The gilt is very good with just a few nicks. The knobs, which can get kind of spotty, are excellent.
Overall in Very Good vintage condition. When I bought this it was mostly pretty bare.
Check out the parts list to get an idea how much work went into this. This has been fully tested and passed everything. The Case is custom made from SOLID BLACK WALNUT. It was hand made by a furniture craftsman so it has added character. It is a lift off case.
You simply lift it up to take it off. I did this mostly to allow for the easy removal for folks who like to admire the pleasant glow of TUBES. Compare the cost of similar cases....NOTE - My tech never cheaps out on parts. He only buys the good bits he knows and likes. Just the way he is. And you can see EVERYTHING that was done I do not simply claim that this was "updated" or "recapped".
2 MULLARD MATCHED GZ34 RECT. TUBES NEW 2 PHILIPS ECG JAN 6U8A NEW 4 Vintage. 1962 GE 12AX7 Vacuum Tubes Long Plates - Test Strong. F&T German / NEW 10 CDE716P 400V OD/ POLYPROPYLENE NEW 4 0,022 400V Ero FILM POLYPROPYLENE NEW 2 0.22 250V Wima MKT NEW.
BIAS / TUBE FILAMENT SUPPLY BOARD FULL WAVE BRIDGE RECT. 8 amps 400v 2.7k 25 watt RESISTOR.
I have tested this against my primary amplifier and it sounds wonderful. Has that great HH Scott tube sound. Has plenty of power to drive most semi efficient speakers. This is a plug and play amplifier.
Sure it will need some work someday, but all of the stupid stuff or stuff that was likely to fail has already been accounted for. This is a tremendous piece that has been gone over by a thorough technician.If you have been looking for an HH Scott amp to enjoy this is a great option. I PROBABLY will leave the tubes in there? But they will be shielded by the case so I think that is the safest route.
THANKS FOR LOOKING - More Coming! The item "Vintage HH Scott 340a Stereomaster Tube Receiver Complete Renovation & Test" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps". The seller is "drannie_98" and is located in Corvallis, Oregon.
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