OK, sneak preview of the start of the "ultimate" PAS rebuild. I'll be finishing this up next week.
Started here with absolutely nothing at all except the 3 flat pieces that make up the basic shell of the PAS chassis.
This photo here shows the REG-PS ($119 kit), the PAS-AIKIDO ($79 kit), and the PH10 phono (($99 kit) installed in the chassis,
the I-O (input-output PCB $59 kit) and the LED pilot lamp ( $8 ).
Still to be installed are the selector, ALPs volume and balance,and POWER switch, plus all the tubes (total of all these parts $534).
2 hours of total labor so far (stuffing the PCBs and installation in chassis).
We'll keep track of all this because someone is gonna want to know what all this all costs.
Next week, about 3 hours to wire it all together, for a total of about 5 hours ($180 at my discount rate).
Since we started with less than a complete PAS chassis, we also need a front panel, knobs, and a cover (from Kevin @ DynaKitParts)
which will add $150). So it will be right around $860 total including labor. About $700 if you start with a complete PAS3.
That includes all parts and all labor. Compare to a similar SP12 preamp with the PH10 added, which is $900 kit or $1260 all assembled & tested,
so this actually is a decent deal. And don't forget, all these parts fit into a PAT4 chassis which costs around $200 less than a PAS3.
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