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    A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

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    Bob Latino
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    A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:52 pm

    Below we have a gold plated Dynaco ST-70 now on sale on Ebay for the princely sum of $2995. Photos and the Ebay link below .. This has got to be the most expensive ST-70 variant ever .. I don't think that the vendor will sell too many of these ...

    Gold plated Dynaco ST-70 on Ebay ..

    Bob



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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by peterh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:27 pm

    I like the output connectors, anyone knows where to buy those or what the brand is ?

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:45 pm

    Hi Peter,

    I believe that those strips are 4 lug "barrier strips". Just Google barrier strips and I am sure that you can find them online.

    Bob

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by GP49 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:14 pm

    Bob Latino wrote:Hi Peter,

    I believe that those strips are 4 lug "barrier strips". Just Google barrier strips and I am sure that you can find them online.

    Bob

    Yup. But those you find online won't be gold plated.

    Whoop-de-doo... What a Face

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by peterh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:30 pm

    I did look around but i'm not shure of what i see.
    The nice with the "barrier strips" on the gold-70 is that connections seem to
    be done from the back, leaving the screws available to speaker connections.

    I have found simular in sweden but without possibility to connect from the back.
    So if anyone can give me a brand/model or a distributor of barriers strips
    like those on the gold-70 i would be happy.
    ( maybe bob could have them as option for his amp-series? Some folks
    want 4-8-16 ohms connectors available )

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by GP49 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:45 pm

    peterh wrote:I did look around but i'm not shure of what i see.
    The nice with the "barrier strips" on the gold-70 is that connections seem to
    be done from the back, leaving the screws available to speaker connections.

    I have found simular in sweden but without possibility to connect from the back.
    So if anyone can give me a brand/model or a distributor of barriers strips
    like those on the gold-70 i would be happy.
    ( maybe bob could have them as option for his amp-series? Some folks
    want 4-8-16 ohms connectors available )


    NTE 25-B100-04 4 Pole Solder Lug Type Barrier Terminal Strip

    Available from many other vendors as well.

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by peterh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:55 pm

    GP49 wrote:
    peterh wrote:I did look around but i'm not shure of what i see.
    The nice with the "barrier strips" on the gold-70 is that connections seem to
    be done from the back, leaving the screws available to speaker connections.

    I have found simular in sweden but without possibility to connect from the back.
    So if anyone can give me a brand/model or a distributor of barriers strips
    like those on the gold-70 i would be happy.
    ( maybe bob could have them as option for his amp-series? Some folks
    want 4-8-16 ohms connectors available )


    NTE 25-B100-04 4 Pole Solder Lug Type Barrier Terminal Strip

    Available from many other vendors as well.
    Great thanks.

    However when trying to buy them the answer from parts-express.com is:
    Minimum Requirements:
    Sorry, this order does not meet the required minium dollar amount for an international order.
    Please added $39.32 to your order.

    I have very little use for 40 of these :-(

    But thanks for the url, i'll try to find them in europe.

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    Gold Plated ST-70

    Post by DynakitParts on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 pm


    Hi,
    Surprised to see this unit is still using the selenium rectifier?

    I see quite a few polystyrene caps both below & topside also.

    Plating & silk-screening looks very professional.

    I cannot justify spending $3K on this amp....Maybe Sean Combs "Puff Daddy" would be
    a potential buyer for this?

    Kevin


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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Flyquail56 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:01 pm

    DynakitParts wrote:
    Hi,
    Surprised to see this unit is still using the selenium rectifier?

    I see quite a few polystyrene caps both below & topside also.

    Plating & silk-screening looks very professional.

    I cannot justify spending $3K on this amp....Maybe Sean Combs "Puff Daddy" would be
    a potential buyer for this?

    Kevin


    Yes, and I am guessing that those 390 pF polystyrene caps are not 1000V rated either. Wonder how long they will last Very Happy

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by denny9167 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:35 pm

    I wonder does the gold plating do anything for the sound,or is this just another tactic to make a quick buck. It saddens me that someone would take a really good Dynaco product and flaunt it's Historic reputation,simply to make a few extra dollars!!

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by hansfob on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:33 pm

    There is nothing about this amplifier that would entice me to outlay the asking price. Actually there is nothing about this amplifier that I'd want to buy it at any price. As we say in England, it is nothing but Mutton dressed as Lamb. Good luck to anybody that may wish to buy it.

    Only my opinion of course.

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Avinunca on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:12 pm

    I think the expression 'mutton dressed as lamb' is rather inappropriate as it usually refers to an item which isn't very desirable. The normal VT-70 is a great looking piece of kit, especially when the chassis is in good condition - nice and shiny.
    This is evidently a money making exercise and there may be someone out there with more money than sense but I think it's naff. I hope that most people into valve amps would be more discerning.

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    Mutton vs Lamb

    Post by DynakitParts on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:21 pm


    I'll let you two Brits argue this one...Personally, I prefer New Zealand lamb.

    Cheers..Kevin

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Avinunca on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:43 pm

    DynakitParts wrote:
    I'll let you two Brits argue this one...Personally, I prefer New Zealand lamb.

    Cheers..Kevin

    I'm sure that my fellow countryman would agree that Welsh lamb is the best in the World! Very Happy

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:59 am

    it's all stock, so it's a 50 year old design. There is no "make an offer" which MAYBE I'd go for $895.
    Sorry, I'll take a new VTA70, and almost two full ounces of real gold Eagle coins, will look and sound WAY better to me!

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by Andy Jersey on Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:36 am

    I'd go as far as to say it is nice looking and a very nice build. Waste of money , but its pretty.

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by arledgsc on Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:44 pm

    Interesting... Looks like something you would see in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. Wonder how thick is the plating?...

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by anbitet66 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:33 pm

    Just out of curiosity,wow did he save the silk screening? I've seen ST-70's that were stripped, cleaned and re-plated, but I don't recall anyone having the screening reproduced. I would be interested in knowing where and typically how much it would cost for something like that. scratch

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by msupr on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:17 pm

    all it take is mone! and it looks like money was no object on this rebuild.
    Looks great! I agree with the comment above looks like it is a piece from a high end Christmas Catalog.

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by GP49 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:28 pm

    anbitet66 wrote:Just out of curiosity,wow did he save the silk screening? I've seen ST-70's that were stripped, cleaned and re-plated, but I don't recall anyone having the screening reproduced. I would be interested in knowing where and typically how much it would cost for something like that. scratch

    He didn't. That's NEW silkscreening. The fonts are different from the original Dynaco; not a whole lot, so the basic "feel" is maintained.

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    Re: A gold plated Dynaco ST-70 for $3K - photo

    Post by mantha3 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:18 pm

    I like the Bias controls on it. It would be cool to have 4 of the exact same in Chrome plating and sitting on the inside of each of the 4 KT88s in my ST120.


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