Vintage Hi-Fi Sales
1966 ROTEL 100AMP & 120ST TUNER
SOLD AS A "HI-FI ORNAMENT" FOR THE LOOKS, READ ON....
15W SMALL SIZE TUNER & AMP PAIR
READ MORE ON OUR "HIFI REVIEWS" PAGE
Oh Well.. They Don't All Work Out...
BUT this is too nice looking as a RETRO HI-FI ORNAMENT that does basically work, so offer it as described below rather than just part it out & to do what with the wood cases.
240v or 117v multivoltage by internal switch. with original 3 core mains cables.
As our Review Page shows, this was mostly Germaniums. We spent ages changing PNP Germanium Outputs to NPN Silicon which works fine. Then to hear the rest of the amp wasn't very good on Germaniums plus the Aux Input was too loud, so redo more with Silicons if the 4 in the card line holder are still the Germaniums. It does work, but using our Soundcard it needs putting to 40% volume & it plays fine, but put at 100% volume it's very distorted as the Input level is too high for the electronics. It's not the greatest design is the truth here & we'd have expected Rotel to be as good as their early 1970s amps. It plays with a slight mainsy hum that will sound very lightly on 95dB speakers if won't likely on 86dB ones. So you can use it with the Input Volume reduced on Aux. Would be possible to fit internal adjust pots to alter the volume, the Phono works but is similarly too loud. We'll offer it like this as even playing at it's best it's not quite the quality & never was.
Unfinished Project if a lot done as you can see, we redid all the Main amp board resistors too as it had faults originally. All Recapped except Phono Stage. 3 bulbs on front panel, only the Phono one lights, others need replacing. The Tuner we've not even put a plug on to try it or clean it even so it's sold genuinely untested by us as we expect it may need recapping too as the amp did.
Take it for what it is if the Looks Appeal. If we were able to sell it with more work & giving results as a Quality working amp & Tuner it'd be a £600 item.
Sold as described & Pictured, but NOT a fully working ready to use amp & tuner untested.
Condition is overall nice, the wood cases the odd mark as shown if overall nice grade.
A small sized amp & tuner both the same size. 332mm wide x 117mm high x 207mm deep if Amp 225mm / Tuner 235mm Max Depth inc fittings.
THE AMP WEIGHS 5.3KG, TUNER WEIGHS 4.5KG