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    The very rare Dynaco/Panor SCA-120 solid state integrated amp - photos ..

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    Bob Latino
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    The very rare Dynaco/Panor SCA-120 solid state integrated amp - photos ..

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:10 pm

    Back in the early '90's when Panor took over the Dynaco trade name they came out with a number of products. One of the rarest was the SCA-120. This was a 60 WPC solid state integrated amp with a single phono input, three high level inputs and a single tape loop. I know these are rare because in the last 10 years or so trolling on Ebay ... I have never seen one for sale ... These also look like many of the Adcom solid state gear of the '90's to the point where I am thinking that they could have been made by the same Taiwanese manufacturer that made the Adcom gear? Photos below ...

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    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:59 pm

    yeah, looks like an Adcom with a Dynaco label on it !!

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    Post by GP49 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:21 pm

    Quite frankly, I never thought of the Panor "Dynaco" gear as anything special, especially the transistor equipment. One could make a case for the tubed PAS-4 but I saw a disproportionate number of them come across my bench with various problems, so I wonder about Panor "engineering" skills, too.


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    Post by tonebells on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:50 pm

    Very NAD/Proton looking.

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    Re: The very rare Dynaco/Panor SCA-120 solid state integrated amp - photos ..

    Post by StereoGaryo on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:20 pm

    GP49 wrote:Quite frankly, I never thought of the Panor "Dynaco" gear as anything special, especially the transistor equipment. One could make a case for the tubed PAS-4 but I saw a disproportionate number of them come across my bench with various problems, so I wonder about Panor "engineering" skills, too.

    Just curious as to what kind of problems you've seen. Mine has been flawless since I bought it in the mid 1990's.
    I also recall hearing that John Nunes, who at one time was part of the MFA team, designed the PAS-4.

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    Re: The very rare Dynaco/Panor SCA-120 solid state integrated amp - photos ..

    Post by GP49 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:49 pm

    StereoGaryo wrote:Just curious as to what kind of problems you've seen. Mine has been flawless since I bought it in the mid 1990's.
    I also recall hearing that John Nunes, who at one time was part of the MFA team, designed the PAS-4.

    Largely issues in the MOSFET power supply regulators. Some had audio circuitry failures which I believe were CAUSED by power supply regulator problems.

    By now the PAS-4 is twenty years old; if yours has been flawless, I'd expect it will stay that way.

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