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Old 01-27-2005, 03:44 AM
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Exclamation Western Electric KS-19602 = McIntosh MC225 ?

Have a look at this auction :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...prebrand=false

Terry, Ron-C : Any infos ?

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Old 01-27-2005, 08:03 AM
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1963 to 1967, yes they were built by McIntosh to WE specs.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:53 AM
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I am sure these share much with the MC225 but industrial amps have more taps on the output transformer, looks like 8 on these, and often have multi-voltage power transformers. These are also mono blocks of course but the power supply caps look like the 225 design.

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Old 02-04-2005, 06:58 AM
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For historical records,
the auction ended at $3.051
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:30 AM
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saw that and went wow!!!heres a few more to watch if your interested
western electric/mcintosh

another one
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:20 AM
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well
if it was a bargain, sure
BUT it seems to be a real collectible item
way way more expensive than a "genuine" Mc225
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For $500 more the buyer could have a new MC275 MKIV. I know which amp I would rather listen to.

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Old 02-04-2005, 10:48 AM
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and .... a bank robbery for a pair of MI200 and a stash of 8005 tubes
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Stash? I only have 4 pair of 8005s!

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Old 02-04-2005, 11:02 AM
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btw what is the estimated life span of a 8005 ?

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Old 02-04-2005, 11:19 AM
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Emile,

I do not know for sure. Being a transmitter tube and designed for 1250 to 1500 volts while the MI200s run them at 930. These do not have a coated plate but the whole plate is the active element. Of course the heater windings will die at some time and the cathode will burn off and emmisions will drop. Maybe the life is many times that of an audio output, probably in the 10 to 20 thousand hour range.

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