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Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

For sale is a vintage, cute. Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier, EL84/6BQ5 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes. I tested the amp (using headphones because the speaker posts are kind of rusty and questionable). All tubes lit up OK but I only get music on LEFT channel, with cracking noise sometimes when I adjust the knobs. Sometimes the signal simply got cut off. So, the electric contacts are not very stable. I then swapped the power tubes, but only had loud hum on the right channel. I stopped my testing right there. So, I believe the amp may have all transformers fine, but needs service/repair to get it back to normal. Not sure about the tubes condition. Physical condition is fair, as you can see in the pictures: rust, discoloration, dust, etc. One screw on the top cover is missing. I have other audio equipment, like. Accuphase, Acurus, Adcom, Aragon, Arcam, Audio Research, Audioquest, Ayre, B&K, B&O, Bang Olufson, B&W, Bowers Wilkins, Bryston, California Audio Labs, Cary, Classe, Cambridge, Carver, Conrad Johnson, Creek, Denon, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Goldmund, Infinity, Jadis, JBL, Jolida, JM Lab, Kef, Kimber, Klipsch, Krell, Levinson, Lexicon, Linn, Marantz, Martin Logan, Mccormack, Mcintosh, Meridian, MIT, Musical Fidelity, Music Hall, NAD, Naim, Nakamichi, NHT, Paradigm, Parasound, Pass, Pioneer, Proceed, PS Audio, PSB, Quad, Rega, Revel, Rotel, Rowland, Sonic Frontiers, Sonus Faber, Spendor, Sunfire, Tandberg, Tannoy, Theta, Thiel, Threshold, Totem, Transparent, Vandersteen, Vmps, VPI, VTL, Velodyne. AR, Audio, Audiophile, Amplifier, Amps, Arcam, Acurus, Aragon, Adcom, ADS, Advent, Bose, Boston, Beovox, Bryston, Bedini, B&K, B&0, B&W, Bowers & Wilkins, Celestion, Counterpoint, Canton, Cello, Creek, Cerwin Vega, Dahlquist, Denon, Dcm, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Ess, Spica, Epicure, Ensemble, Electrostatic, Elite, Fisher, Fosgate, Harman kardon, Harbeth, Integra, Infinity, JBL, Jadis, Jolida, Linn, Luxman, KEF, Klipsch, KLH, Krell, Kenwood, Martin Logan, McIntosh, Mirage, Mission, Monitor Audio, Nad, Onkyo, Paradigm, Proac, Sony, Pioneer, Polk-Audio, Preamplifier, Quad, Rogers, Rotel, Rega, Stanton, Speakers, Audio, Stereo, Studio, Vandersteen,, Snell, Spendor, Thorens, Vandersteen, Wharfedale, Yamaha, Speakers, Turntable, M&K, Accuphase, Dali, Wilson Audio, Sonus Faber, Definitive Technology, PSB, NHT, Magnepan, Eminent Technology, Monitor Audio, Vienna Acoustic, Meridian, Behringer, Acoustat, Genesis, Opera, Mirage, Energy, Pinnacle, Musical Fidelity, Sonic Frontiers, Cambridge Audio, Sunfire, Velodyne, SVS, HSU Research, Audio Research, Tannoy, Subwoofer, McCormack, Meadowlark, Conrad Johnson, Parasound, Magneplanar, Audible Illusions, Mark Levinson, Vintage, REL, Revel, Nakamichi, ESS, Emotiva. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “timekinetics” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: SAE
  • Type: Power Amplifier
  • Model: SAE 3100

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Thursday, May 12th, 2022
Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier EL84 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes

For sale is a vintage, cute. Lafayette LA-214 Tube Stereo Amplifier, EL84/6BQ5 Single-Ended, All Vintage Tubes. I tested the amp (using headphones because the speaker posts are kind of rusty and questionable). All tubes lit up OK but I only get music on LEFT channel, with cracking noise sometimes when I adjust the knobs. Sometimes the signal simply got cut off. So, the electric contacts are not very stable. I then swapped the power tubes, but only had loud hum on the right channel. I stopped my testing right there. So, I believe the amp may have all transformers fine, but needs service/repair to get it back to normal. Not sure about the tubes condition. Physical condition is fair, as you can see in the pictures: rust, discoloration, dust, etc. One screw on the top cover is missing. I have other audio equipment, like. Accuphase, Acurus, Adcom, Aragon, Arcam, Audio Research, Audioquest, Ayre, B&K, B&O, Bang Olufson, B&W, Bowers Wilkins, Bryston, California Audio Labs, Cary, Classe, Cambridge, Carver, Conrad Johnson, Creek, Denon, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Goldmund, Infinity, Jadis, JBL, Jolida, JM Lab, Kef, Kimber, Klipsch, Krell, Levinson, Lexicon, Linn, Marantz, Martin Logan, Mccormack, Mcintosh, Meridian, MIT, Musical Fidelity, Music Hall, NAD, Naim, Nakamichi, NHT, Paradigm, Parasound, Pass, Pioneer, Proceed, PS Audio, PSB, Quad, Rega, Revel, Rotel, Rowland, Sonic Frontiers, Sonus Faber, Spendor, Sunfire, Tandberg, Tannoy, Theta, Thiel, Threshold, Totem, Transparent, Vandersteen, Vmps, VPI, VTL, Velodyne. AR, Audio, Audiophile, Amplifier, Amps, Arcam, Acurus, Aragon, Adcom, ADS, Advent, Bose, Boston, Beovox, Bryston, Bedini, B&K, B&0, B&W, Bowers & Wilkins, Celestion, Counterpoint, Canton, Cello, Creek, Cerwin Vega, Dahlquist, Denon, Dcm, Dynaco, Dynaudio, Ess, Spica, Epicure, Ensemble, Electrostatic, Elite, Fisher, Fosgate, Harman kardon, Harbeth, Integra, Infinity, JBL, Jadis, Jolida, Linn, Luxman, KEF, Klipsch, KLH, Krell, Kenwood, Martin Logan, McIntosh, Mirage, Mission, Monitor Audio, Nad, Onkyo, Paradigm, Proac, Sony, Pioneer, Polk-Audio, Preamplifier, Quad, Rogers, Rotel, Rega, Stanton, Speakers, Audio, Stereo, Studio, Vandersteen,, Snell, Spendor, Thorens, Vandersteen, Wharfedale, Yamaha, Speakers, Turntable, M&K, Accuphase, Dali, Wilson Audio, Sonus Faber, Definitive Technology, PSB, NHT, Magnepan, Eminent Technology, Monitor Audio, Vienna Acoustic, Meridian, Behringer, Acoustat, Genesis, Opera, Mirage, Energy, Pinnacle, Musical Fidelity, Sonic Frontiers, Cambridge Audio, Sunfire, Velodyne, SVS, HSU Research, Audio Research, Tannoy, Subwoofer, McCormack, Meadowlark, Conrad Johnson, Parasound, Magneplanar, Audible Illusions, Mark Levinson, Vintage, REL, Revel, Nakamichi, ESS, Emotiva. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “timekinetics” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: SAE
  • Type: Power Amplifier
  • Model: SAE 3100

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored

Specs from the original manual. Power Output : 50 watts per channel continuous RMS from 20-20k cps; 100 watts monophonic operation. Frequency Response : 14-45k cps at +/- 1dB at 50 watts. 2-100k cps +/- 1dB at 1 watt. Harmonic Distortion : Less than 0.5% at 1000 cycles at 50 watts each channel; 0.75% from 20-10k at 50 watts each channel. IM Distortion : Less than 0.5% at 50 watts equivalent sine wave power, 60 and 7k cps; 4:1 ratio; less than 0.15% at 10 watts equivalent sine wave. Sensitivity : 1.0 volt RMS input fro 50 watt ouput. Hum and Noise : Better than 90db below 50watts/. Damping factor: 15 at 1 KC – 16ohms. Feedback : Over 50dB in six multiple loops. Output Impedance : 4, 8, and 16 ohms per channel. Controls : 4 bias controls; 2 AC balance controls; Meter selector switch; Power on/off switch. Tube complement: (Total of 10) 4 – 7027A, 2 – 6BR8A, 4 – 6CL6, plus 5 silicon diodes. Dimensions : 17″ wide x 12-1/2″ deep x 8-1/2 hgihg. Power Consumption : 350 watts at 117 volts, 50-60 cps AC. The KT-550 was legendary engineer Stu Hegeman’s last work for Lafayette before he moved to Harmon Kardon. The circuit of the KT-550 is the direct predecessor of the HK Citation II, and is extremely similar. I have had this example for about 1 1/2 years now. I found it in original and very dusty condition at a neighbor’s garage sale, gave it a very thorough cleaning, and performed a full electrical restoration with the parts and values recommended by Jim McShane. The only passive components that have not been replaced are six of the wire wound resistors that measured in spec. The power supply now uses 1000 PIV fast/low noise UF5408 diodes for rectification and higher value capacitors from JJ, F&T, and Nichicon. Film capacitors are Solen PPE, Russain paper-in-oil K40Y-P, Cornell Dubillier “orange drops”, and Panasonic. Small-value caps are Cornell Dubillier silver mica. Resistors are all very high quality units from of Precisions Resistive Products, Vishay-Dale, Mills, KOA Speer, Allen Bradley, etc. 221 screen stopper resistors were also added on the power tubes. A full parts list is available on request. The 6CL6s and 6BR8As are the strong-testing vintage units that were in the amp when I got it. The 7027As are reissue Tung Sols with approximately 100 hrs on them. Input jacks have been replaced with modern gold-plated jacks, and a three-prong power cord was installed in place of the original non-polarized cord, with earth ground tied to the chassis for safety. The bias meter works perfectly, meaning that setting it to the indicated mark does in fact result in the correct current through the power tubes. The AC balance setting does not work. However this is moot since the original method of measurement didn’t reliably have better results than just setting the pots in the center. The AC balance has been set for the current tubes, however, by matching the signals at the power tube grids of each section as closely as possible with a dual channel oscilloscope. Actual power output at the onset of clipping is around 40wpc. I can provide 1kH and 10kHZ square wave samples as well if that tickles your fancy. The paint on the transformers and chassis has its share of scrapes and scratches, as seen in the photos, but it’s still a very handsome piece with a nice patina. Internally, some of the potting material from the power transformer has liquified and oozed down through the hole in the chassis. This doesn’t affect anything, but in case you’re curious what the black blob above the choke in the 5th photo is, there’s your answer. The amp will come with a copy of the original assembly and operating manual as well as all of the original components that were replaced. The amplifier works as expected, and sounds incredible. It’s been a labor of love and I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly, but I’ve found I prefer the sound of other topologies, so I’ve decided it’s time to pass this along to someone who will use it. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional pictures of anything. The item “Lafayette KT-550 Vintage Tube 50WPC Power Amplifier Fully Restored” is in sale since Saturday, August 28, 2021. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “aaron.talcott” and is located in Livingston, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Lafayette
  • Type: Power Amplifier
  • Model: KT-550

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp

This is a Vintage Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp. It is in excellent cosmetic condition with light wear from use and age, the needle on the front volume knob broke off at some point, and the power cord rubber has hardened and is cracking, but is easy to replace. This amplifier uses vacuum tubes, so I have not plugged it in. Original manual with schematics included. The amplifier has all 4 original feet. The item “Vtg Lafayette LA-240 Tube Amplifier Audio Stereo Speaker System Integrated Amp” is in sale since Wednesday, December 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “greennovation” and is located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam.
  • Brand: Lafayette

Lafayette Tube Guitar Amplifier Amp Made In Japan Vintage How To Repair

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Lafayette Vintage 2×12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960′s

Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

Lafayette Vintage 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960's

It’s been a week of oddities here at the Birdhouse and this vintage Lafayette tube amp definitely falls into that category. This unusual amp was likely built in Japan in the 1960′s by the Univox Co. Sadly, there are no labels, badges or other characteristics that help to identify the exact model. It’s a point-to-point wired tube amp that uses a pair of vintage Jensen C12R’s. One Jensen is dated to 1962 and the other to 1973. It’s got two channels, each with normal and bright inputs, independent tone and volume controls, reverb and tremolo. The original foot switch is included with the amp. This amp is quite the looker. We’re not sure if the covering is original or not but it sure is eye popping! It’s covered in bright orange tolex with a raised floral / diamond pattern style grill cloth similar to Grandma’s table cloth. The overall condition is very good with very minimal peeling or tearing of the tolex and only a few scuffs and scratches. There’s a small run in the grill cloth. The tremolo is swampy and hypnotizing, very cool! The reverb is more subtle and almost subliminal. It’s not a very deep, Fender style reverb so if you really dig surf’verb, you’ll likely be disappointed. The tone is very bubbly and bouncy, bright and burnished but never thin or harsh. It cuts very well and has respectable volume. This amp is a very trippy, vibey 60′s amp with great tone! The item “Lafayette Vintage 2×12 Tube Combo Amp Univox c. 1960′s” is in sale since Friday, December 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “birdhousemusic2″ and is located in Northampton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Brand: Lafayette
  • Amplifier Type: Guitar Amp Combo
  • Type: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Suitable For: Performance