Tag Archives: Vintage Audio

Restoration

The Scott 222C Restoration, Part 2

Welcome back! You can find Part 1 here.

When I left off, the chassis had been gussied-up and the transformers were re-painted. Before I reassembled it all back together I thought that having the bare-chassis, free from the all weight added by the transformers, would be the best time to electrically refurbish the amp. Charles Hansen ran some excellent articles about completely-redoing a 222C in AudioXpress, and Craig Ostby of NOS Valves was always willing to lend his knowledge.

 

Clean!

Clean!

 

And here it is! All I have to do is test everything…

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Repair Restoration

The Mono Pioneer TX-8100 Problem

A couple years back my then-girlfriend said ‘hey, you fix stereos–I want a stereo!’ And so a Christmas gift was born.

I found a Pioneer QA-800A quad amplifier with a bad channel and lots of DC offset as well as a matching tuner, a Pioneer TX-8100 with a few bulbs out. Both were sold as-is and that was fine with me! I picked them up from the post office and set to work.

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Restoration

The Scott 222C Restoration, Part 1

I bought it in early 2010 described as a fixer-upper, with no photos, and a low price. I was egged on by those more knowledgeable than I, and I’m not one to turn down a challenge.

 

Bought based on this image.

Bought based on this image.

 

Plus, it was my birthday.

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