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TSA 12 This was the Transistor amplifier given to my Dad, allowing him to pass his valve Heathkit equipment to me. It had blown germanium transistors on the output so I converted this to a silicon output stage. I have now sourced germanium replacements and have returned this back to standard. AFM2 This accompanied the above amplifier. It has never been touched, and works fine. AR14 This is a favourite of mine it is in fine original condition with matching Trent speakers. When I bought it, it was reported as faulty on one channel. In reality the volume on one channel was turned right down! It has worked faultlessly since I acquired it. It always amazes me that this is approaching 40 years old, but looks like new inside. AR1214, AA1214 and AJ1214 The story above tells you about the background to this one. I have changed the electrolytics on this unit. This does improve the sound quality. AR15 Top notch stuff this one. It worked when I bought it, but I have since obtained the correct dial bulbs from the States and changed the electrolytics. It is a superb piece of kit. “Top flight stuff? in it’s day! AR17 This doesn’t qualify as Hi-Fi in my books. It came to me as a bit of a wreck in an old equipment cabinet. I replaced the dial cord & electrolytics along with some over heated components. It is now the basis of my garage workshop system. CR-1 Installed in my first car a Triumph Herald Convertible. I modified the dash quite a lot. The original dash had one dial, the speedo. I acquired another CR-1 recently. After a bit of attention it works. UXR-2 This Oxford radio was purchased with the payment that I received for building kits in my school holidays. I recently found this in our attic, cleaned it, up fitted a battery, it worked! This is the only Heathkit I have that goes back to the early days. All the other items have been purchased through Ebay. The rear cover has the construction date I thoughtfully added. 1st Dec 1968, I was 14. S99 I bought this for nostalgic reasons as this was the amplifier that my bedroom equipment was based on when I was about 12. After safety checks and a cosmetic cleanup, I sold this again. Like almost all S99’s the sticky back foam is starting to show through the front panel. Well, it is nearly 50 years old. These were particularly popular, due to their high quality output stage.

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TSA 12 This was the Transistor amplifier given to my Dad, allowing him to pass his valve Heathkit equipment to me. It had blown germanium transistors on the output so I converted this to a silicon output stage. I have now sourced germanium replacements and have returned this back to standard. AFM2 This accompanied the above amplifier. It has never been touched, and works fine. AR14 This is a favourite of mine it is in fine original condition with matching Trent speakers. When I bought it, it was reported as faulty on one channel. In reality the volume on one channel was turned right down! It has worked faultlessly since I acquired it. It always amazes me that this is approaching 40 years old, but looks like new inside. AR1214, AA1214 and AJ1214 The story above tells you about the background to this one. I have changed the electrolytics on this unit. This does improve the sound quality. AR15 Top notch stuff this one. It worked when I bought it, but I have since obtained the correct dial bulbs from the States and changed the electrolytics. It is a superb piece of kit. “Top flight stuff? in it’s day! AR17 This doesn’t qualify as Hi-Fi in my books. It came to me as a bit of a wreck in an old equipment cabinet. I replaced the dial cord & electrolytics along with some over heated components. It is now the basis of my garage workshop system. CR-1 Installed in my first car a Triumph Herald Convertible. I modified the dash quite a lot. The original dash had one dial, the speedo. I acquired another CR-1 recently. After a bit of attention it works. UXR-2 This Oxford radio was purchased with the payment that I received for building kits in my school holidays. I recently found this in our attic, cleaned it, up fitted a battery, it worked! This is the only Heathkit I have that goes back to the early days. All the other items have been purchased through Ebay. The rear cover has the construction date I thoughtfully added. 1st Dec 1968, I was 14. S99 I bought this for nostalgic reasons as this was the amplifier that my bedroom equipment was based on when I was about 12. After safety checks and a cosmetic cleanup, I sold this again. Like almost all S99’s the sticky back foam is starting to show through the front panel. Well, it is nearly 50 years old. These were particularly popular, due to their high quality output stage.

A list of my other kit