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    A great Dynaco Day!

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    Sal

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    A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Sal on Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:32 pm

    Today was a very good Dynaco day for me. I acquired a mint in the original box PAS-4 tube preamp, 2 SCA-35's and 2 Mark III mono-blocks!

    Its amazing what people will throw away... only kidding. I did pay for some of the items.

    My truck tilted on one side with all the weight in the passenger side.. :-)

    Here is a photo of the PAS-4 preamp as found. Internally it was clean as a whistle.

    Regards,
    Sal


    Tube Nube

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Tube Nube on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:30 am

    Great score, Sal!

    What's your plan? A multi-room Dynaco system?

    Bob Latino
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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:31 pm

    Hi Sal,

    You made a good catch there .... I've only worked on and listened to one PAS-4 but it destroys the PAS-2/3 for sound quality. Not too many of those were made. I was told that Panor had them made in Taiwan. The PAS-4 was never offered in "kit" form and if you don't have an owners manual one is here > PAS-4 owners manual

    Bob

    Sal

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Sal on Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:20 am

    Thanks Bob,
    Kevin mentioned the link to me and I printed the manual. The PAS-4 does sound really nice. The box and preamp says "Made in USA" so I assumed it was made in the USA. The only issue I noticed with the design is that it has a real small power transformer.

    The problem with the manual is it has some guys email address on every page... Smile

    Regards,
    Sal

    Sal

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Sal on Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:27 am

    Tube Nube wrote:Great score, Sal!

    What's your plan? A multi-room Dynaco system?

    I have a ST-70 setup in the basement, a ST-70 in my living room but in my spare bedroom, I have a homebrew tube amp I built using the 1626 tubes for a whopping 3/4 per channel.

    Thanks,
    Sal

    Bob Latino
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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:24 am

    Hi Sal ..

    Someone had told me that the PAS-4 was built in Taiwan. If your PAS-4 says "Made in USA" then I was evidentally given erroneous information ...

    The reason for the Email address on the PAS-4 manual is to keep some idiot from downloading all the manuals, schematics, pictorials etc. that Roy Mottram and I have collected and posted on Roy's web site for FREE, then putting them on a CD and selling the CD on Ebay. I still see a few "Dynaco Tube manuals etc." CD's on Ebay but I think the number being sold has dropped now that we have offered them at no cost to Dynaco tube enthusiasts and posted links to the free manuals on a number of DIY boards.

    Bob

    Sal

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Sal on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:09 am

    Bob,
    I figured that was the reason why your email was on every page. I only playing around.

    Thanks again for all the manuals you provided.

    Sal

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    PAS-4

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:08 am

    Hi Sal,
    yes, you had a great day!!
    I've only seen 3 or 4 of these for sale over the past few years, and I've bid on a couple but never been able to snag one.
    I had a friend that owns one, and I borrowed it for a week. One of the absolute best bargains in hi-fi, if you got it for under $600 it was a steal, and if you ever see another one let me know!
    I was going to clone it once but figured it would cost me about $800 to build, which is fine if I knew another dozen people who wanted one, but a little more than what it's worth to me.
    Roy

    GP49

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by GP49 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:21 am

    I had to fix one several years ago. A power supply malfunction, as I remember. No particular weakness, just one of those random things. I didn't get to listen extensively to it, though; just sent it on its way after fixing it. Build quality was okay but nothing special.

    Listens2tubes

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    Re: A great Dynaco Day!

    Post by Listens2tubes on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:15 pm

    The PAS 4 website of the time linked to a not so enthusiatic review. That being the only info available at the time I bought a Van Alstine Super PAS4i used from Frank. Not long after that I read a very favorable review of the Dynaco PAS4 and emailed Panor thinking they'd use the better review. They never did.

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