Here are some pictures of my new to me Akai M-8 SEP amps. Bought these in a Akai "suitcase" RtR (see unmolested pics here) a few months ago. Read about AKer tracker-x's mods and the cabinets AKer Raul has AKer JohnW make for him. A month or so later.....here are the results (see pics). I only had one problem after completing the mods. One of the amps had a loud hum and I could only faintly hear the music playing. Ended up it was the amp that has the two piece slide-bar on top that must be pushed to the left to make these amps work as standalone amps. The short piece of the slide bar moves independently and I had not pushed it to the left. As soon as that was remedied, hum problem was solved. I'd like to thank: 1. JohnW for making these white oak cabinets with the ammonia fume finish. 2. Raul for posting the pictures of his M-8 amps. http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=345501 3. Tracker-x for posting his M-8 amp mods. http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1100906&postcount=9 An easier to read version of the tracker-x mods is posted here: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=309141&stc=1&d=1320615983 I'm still running the stock NEC tubes in all positions and these amps sound sweet. Update 1: These amps should probably not be stacked as I've shown them in the pictures. They put out some heat. Update 2: List of capacitors purchased for the refurbishment (I ordered a few extra of some of the less expensive.......just in case): Tube Depot Quantity 9 - Sprague Atom 25 uF 25V 5 - Sprague Atom 20 uF 500V 2 - multi-cap cans 20 uF x 20 uF 600V 6 - Orange Drop .022 uF 600V 8 - Orange Drop .010 uF 600V 2 - Orange Drop .0047 uF 600V Digikey 2 - 3.3 uF 350V electrolytic radial 3 - 1 uF 350V electrolytic radial 2 - 360 pF 500V mica radial (kind of pea shaped actually) 2 - 15 pF 500V mica radial There is a great possibility I already had some of the required caps lying around which are not reflected in the above orders. They would have been Orange Drops though, probably the .022 uF size. Update 3: Added pictures of the bottom of the amps after all the umbilical cords have been stripped out. Pics show the locations of many of the caps there were replaced.