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1967 KLH 27 RECEIVER
FOR SALE = £495.00 GBP
1967 KLH 27 RECEIVER
IN EXCELLENT VISUAL & WORKING CONDITION.
30W. **110v MAINS ONLY** SERVICED, RECAPPED WITH REBUILD & REDESIGN ON MAIN STAGES
~~ Suitable for 8 Ohm Loudspeakers only ~~
READ OUR REVIEW OF THIS ON OUR "HIFI REVIEWS" PAGE
A Very Cute & Very Designer-Looking USA Receiver of Petite Size if fully featured. It has Vernier Controls like the 1990s Tivoli Radios as both were designed by Henry Kloss as KLH was his company.
30w Amplifier Stage, Phono, Aux & Tape inputs. FM & AM tuner. all is complete & works great.
**110v version, UK & EU need to get a 240v-110v step down transformer. This is the type we've used. 300w (300VA) rating is fine for this amp. See ebay for the typical type, the black box one with carry handle £35-£45. Do NOT connect the amp direct to 240v mains!
This is a very pleasing little amp, but we found the Power Amp of very low spec so for the design challenge we redesigned & rebuilt it, if it still looks tidy. It took us over a YEAR to get this one right. Sell price doesn't cover about £2000 of our work & amp in this... We've used it on our Tannoys for a few weeks & it's sound was clean & detailed.
Playing this again August 2017 on our Tannoy Golds, we were surprised how great this wee amp sounds, it sounds fresh & open, doesn't sound lacking now, what a beautiful sound with the Germanium outputs. The external 240v-110v step down transformer is no bother. A nice Neutral sounding amp that for 30w can still drive speakers to a good volume.
It has the original Germanium TO3 output transistors if the power amp is now all Silicon as the spec was insufficient, so we redesigned it. These are USA-Japan Germaniums quality, not the lousy EU AD140 type ones that age badly.
Playing this months after listing, after the Realistic STA-150 was found, the sound is very clean, treble set flat it has enough treble, the trouble listening to brighter amps. Bass is very open with good wide Stereo. Looking at it after Trio TK-140X upgrades, appears we did similar here 2 years before...
Some of these online has wooden side cheeks that could easily be made from walnut, a tab into the front fascia groove, & a small bracket to a rear screw as well as cutting small recesses to take the side screw heads.
FM picks up Stereo with ease, AM is fine, Phono sounds good if the Tape out has a resistor in circuit that leaves the output a bit low for recording, but we're not redesigning that as most will just use it for Aux in or Tuner. Headphone socket under the Tuner dials at the front. Aux sounds fine through the Preamp-Phono board or you can use Tape In.
An LP-sized amp 337mm wide at the fascia, 327mm wide for the chassis x 112mm high inc feet x 312mm deep if 374mm Max Depth inc fittings & rear antenna.
THE AMP ITSELF WEIGHS ABOUT 7.1KG