Bought my first one in the late '60s when I was still in my teens. On the advice of a good
friend, who was finishing up his EE degree at the time, and had already designed and built
his own amp, I purchased a pair of used, kit Mark IV's and a PAS-3 preamp. Hooked them up
to a pair of AR34 speakers, and enjoyed them for years, before I sold them, some 10 years
later. In the 80's I bought a Dynaco factory built IC amp, that I used for years before it
was murdered by an unfortunate series of events. Since then, I've been using a Carver amp,
for the most part.
In the late 90's a friend at work gave me an old kit built ST70 and another PAS-3 preamp.
This is the amp I'm currently working to restore.
I am not particularly electronics literate... My background is in concrete construction, and
more recently, I eeked out a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and I now design and build
process control systems.
But I'm not afraid to tackle new things, and I enjoy the do-ing, and the music when it's done. I'm looking forward to getting the
ST70 hooked up and running.
One more note... I've been using Dynakitparts.com as a resource for parts for this project,
and I want to complement Kevin for the great service he has provided. Absolutely THE first
place I look, and would recommend for parts.