Anyhow, I was looking online for a small tube amp kit 5-10 watts. Then I remembered that a few years ago my brother gave me a pair of Dynakit mono-blocks and a McIntosh Record Compensator that were saved from Katrina flooding down in new Orleans were I once lived. I stored them away after a brief look at them because at the time I was not at all comfortable working on them. Deadly voltages were something I was not fond of. I completely forgot about them until coming across a kit on Ebay while searching for a small tube amp kit. So I pulled them out and started researching them which brought me here.
From what I can determine, though looking very similar, I actually have an "early?" big board Dynakit MkII and a MkIII. Im looking for advice as to what to do with them. Im tempted to convert them to matching MkIII's. However Im not sure if this is kosher. I have respect for vintage gear and would hate to hack these up. At the same time I have them and would like to put them to service.
So far I have determined these things:
I. I need to see if the transformers are still working. I have not plugged them in as I do not want to charge the caps if im going to be working on these in the near future.
II. If transformers do work, probably will need to replace everything but the tranns and chassis
III. If im going to replace most every thing, im ok with updating boards and upgrading to cap boards.
So with that being said, any advice on where to start? Should I build them as two MkII's or two MkIII's? Should I sell them to someone that might do better at restoring them? Should I try trading them for something better suited like a ST-35 or SCA-35?
Again, im just looking for advice, Thanks in advance. will post pictures in a few minutes. These things are really dirty.
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