A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THIS RARE VINTAGE TUBE AMPLIFIER IS PROVIDED AFTER THE PHOTOS. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE DESCRIPTION. It has a very distinctive retro and industrial look to it. Also, it is really attractive-looking and in very good cosmetic condition in my view. It was carefully wrapped up in cloth and stored in a box that I found down in the basement. I wasnt going to sell this amp since it is so cool-looking but I decided to sell it and let it go to a new home where someone can appreciate and enjoy it. DETAILED INFORMATION INVOLVING THE AMPLIFIER. As the photos show, this amp has a very interesting, unique, and distinctive look to it as mentioned above and it would make a wonderful addition to any vintage electronic collection. It also has a very unusual retro/industrial appearance and is in beautiful cosmetic condition in my opinion. Ive never seen another amp which looks quite like it. Check out all of the many photos of it that I have provided which show both the inside and outside of the amp. The amplifier is a Heathkit Stereo Tube Amplifier Model SA-2. It has a very distinctive front faceplate as the photos show. The graphics do show some wear for example, the SA-2 model no. Is faint, worn, etc. But, as a whole, they look fairly good in my opinion. Please check out the various photos which show the front faceplate and the graphics. There is also a nice-looking metal bronze-colored trim-piece on the front faceplate as shown in the photos which is in great condition in my view. The trim-piece also has a retro stylized HEATHKIT logo on it which looks very attractive as shown in the photos. The cabinet in is really nice cosmetic condition in my opinion. While the cabinet does have some nicks, scratches, scrapes, cuts, a bit of paint-residue, etc. On it (see the many photos of it that I have provided), it is again my opinion that it is in really nice condition and I believe that it would be difficult to find one that is better cosmetically. It looks like this amp did not get a lot of use, wear, etc. Based on its nice cosmetic condition although I dont know for sure if this is the case or not since I dont really know anything about the history of this amp. However, I think that it is one of the most stylish and unique-looking amps that I have ever seen! The amplifier chassis is shown in detail in the photos. It looks really nice in my view and has a nice shine to it. It is also very clean, too. While the chassis has some scratches, scrapes, dents, scuffs, residue, bends, discoloration, dirt, etc. On it, the chassis looks very good in my opinion as shown in the photos. There appears to be a few pieces of black tape on the rear of the chassis. I don’t what these are and how easily they are removed (if desired). However, the chassis used by this amplifier is one of the cleanest and shiniest that I have seen and really looks nice in my opinion. Regarding the knobs, they are all present and appear to be original based on what Ive seen on the Internet. The knobs are very cool and distinctive-looking. They have some wear on them, but in my view, they really look nice with their shiny brass metal inserts and give the entire amp a very unique and distinctive look unlike any other amp that Ive ever come across. I have provided a number of photos of the amplifier chassis. This amp has not been tested and I have no idea as to the condition of the tubes, electronic components, wires, transformers, switches, controls, fuse, fuse-holder, and the other components, parts, etc. Associated with this amp. In addition, I do not know if all of the parts, components, and elements associated with this amp are original or not. I likewise have no idea whether anything is missing from the amp and its various electronic components, controls, switches, transformers, etc. I also have no idea if this amp has ever been worked on, serviced, and/or repaired or not. I have not inspected or done anything to any of the components, parts, switches, controls, sockets, tubes, transformers, etc. Inside and outside of this amp and I know nothing about their condition. Furthermore, it should be assumed that this amplifier is not working and that it will need service, repair, parts, components, tubes, or a combination of these items. Please make a note of this. However, the amp has a very good cosmetic appearance in my view and check out all of the photos of the amplifier which show it from various angles. The amplifier has a bottom plate which is shown in the photos. The bottom plate is nice, clean, and shiny. While it has a number of scratches, scrapes, dings, dents, bends, scuffs, dirt, discoloration, etc. From age, use, etc. It looks very good in my view. The bottom plate is held in position using a number of screws as shown in the photos and I do not know if the screws are original or not or if they are correct for this amplifier. The bottom plate has a number of slots, openings, etc. On it and, in addition, an open area which exposes a number of jacks, etc. Likewise, there are some paper labels attached to the bottom plate adjacent these jacks and various other controls which evidently provides some kind of identifying information regarding these items. I do not know what this identifying information involves and if, in fact, it involves identifying information regarding the jacks, controls, etc. The paper labels discussed above do have some worn areas, rough spots, discoloration, etc. On them but they are mostly readable and look nice as the photos show. Likewise, there are 4 plastic feet attached to the bottom plate using screws. These feet do not appear to be original although I do not know if they are original or not. The feet are in decent condition in my opinion although they do have a number of scuffs, scratches, scrapes, discoloration, etc. On them from use and age. Regarding all of the jacks/controls on the bottom of the amplifier as well as the controls on the front of the amplifier, the other controls which are used by the amplifier, and all of the amplifiers other components, parts, and elements, I have no idea if they are original, complete, operational, functional, properly wired/installed, or correct for this amplifier and, accordingly, I will again leave an assessment of all of these items and the amplifier as a whole, as well as its tubes, fuse, fuse-holder, etc. Furthermore, there are a number of screws on the bottom of the amp which hold the cabinet in position. I dont know if these screws are original or not, if they are correct for this amplifier, etc. They also might be a bit difficult to remove. At the rear of the amp, there are a number of components including a pair of outlets, two large terminal strips with multiple screw-terminals thereon, some kind of a wire extending outward from the amplifier chassis and connected to one of the screw terminals, a slide switch, and a fuse holder. I have no idea whether these outlets are good, correct for this amp, functional, operational, wired correctly, etc. I also do not know what they are supposed to do. I will therefore leave an assessment of these outlets as well as all of the amplifiers other parts, components, tubes, wires, transformers, controls, switches, jacks, power cord/plug, tubes, fuse, fuse-holder, etc. I did notice that at least some of the screws on the terminal strips have what appears to be some colored marking-pen ink on them. I don’t know anything about this. Regarding the power cord/plug, I dont know if it is original or not, if it is good or not, if it is wired correctly or not, and if it is the correct and appropriate one for this amp. Regarding the tubes which are included with this amp (and were in it when I bought it), they are as follows: (A) 6BQ5 (USA); (B) 6BQ5 (USA); (C) 6BQ5 (USA); (D) 6BQ5 (USA); (E) 6AN8A GT. BRITAIN; (F) 6AN8A GT. BRITAIN; (G) 6AU6A (USA); (H) 6AU6 (USA); (I) ECC83/12AX7 GT. BRITAIN; (J) ECC83/12AX7 GT. BRITAIN; and (K) a larger tube which has no tube-number on it (made in GREAT BRITAIN). However, I noticed some codes etched in the glass as follows: f 3 1 and B 9 E. From what Ive read on the Internet, these codes indicate that the tube is a GZ34 possibly made by Mullard. Nonetheless, I do not know if this information is correct or not and if I have read the codes correctly or not since they are very hard to see. Accordingly, I cannot make any guarantees regarding this tube and whether it is correct or not for this amplifier and whether it is good or not. Likewise, regarding all of the above-listed tubes, I do not know if they are good or not, if they are correct for this amplifier, if they are in the correct sockets, etc. And I have not tested them. Likewise, the graphics are smudged/missing/faint on the tubes to varying degrees. As stated above, I also dont know if these tubes are the correct ones for this amp, if they are original or not, and if they are in the correct sockets. Also, I did not check the tube sockets and I likewise cannot warrant or guarantee that they are good, original, functional, fully-intact, and operational. Likewise, I did not inspect or test the fuse and fuse holder which are used by this amplifier. In this regard, I dont know if the fuse holder is functional, original, and wired correctly, and I likewise do not know if the fuse is the correct one for this amplifier and if the fuse is good or not. I also did not inspect this amplifier for damage, missing parts, broken parts, replaced parts, incorrect parts, etc. And I likewise did not inspect any of the other internal or external controls, parts, wires, resistors, transformers, capacitors, switches, jacks, outlets, power cord/plug, fuse, fuse holder, terminals, or any of the other components associated with this amp and I will likewise leave any assessment of these items and everything else associated with this amp and its tubes, parts, components, fuse, controls, etc. Regarding the various controls used by this amplifier, I did not operate them, I did not test them, and I know nothing about their condition. In addition, the amp includes 2 metal tube-shields which are positioned over the 12AX7 tubes. I dont know if these tube shields are original, correct for this amplifier, placed on the correct tubes or not, etc. The tube-shields look decent in my view although they do have some wear, scratches, discoloration, etc. On them, most likely from age, use, etc. Furthermore, this amp includes a very cool-looking red-colored indicator light on the front of the amp which is shown in the photos. I have not tested this indicator light and I dont know whether it is good or not or if it is correct for this amplifier or not. I also dont know if it is original or not. The amplifier chassis has a main power transformer and 2 output transformers. I do not know anything about these transformers, if they are good or not, if they are original or not, and if they are wired correctly or not. These transformers can be seen in the various photos of the chassis that I have provided. These seems to be some kind of residue on top of one of the output transformers. It may have come this way from the factory, but I dont know whether or not this is the case. I also dont know if any or all of the transformers are original or not, if they have been replaced at some time in the past, etc. And if they are operational/functional. As previously noted, I have provided various views of the amplifier chassis in the photos. I have no idea if the wiring in the amp is correct or good and I dont know anything about any of the electronic components capacitors, resistors, outlets, controls, switches, tubes, wires, power cord/plug, transformers, jacks, fuse holder, terminal strips, fuse, etc. Associated with the amp. Specifically, I dont know whether or not these components and all of the other components/parts/elements associated with the amp are good, correct, original, functional, properly-wired, operational, etc. And I also dont know whether or not there are any missing, replaced, and/or incomplete components and parts. In addition, I dont know anything about the condition of the resistors, capacitors, wires, transformers, tubes, controls, fuse holder, fuse, switches, jacks, outlets, power cord/plug, wires, terminal strips, etc. And whether or not they are original, functional, correct for this amp, etc. Likewise, it should also be noted that Heathkit products were designed to be assembled by their purchasers and, in this regard, I cannot provide any representations, guarantees, warranties, or conclusions concerning the assembly of this amp and whether or not it was assembled properly and put together in accordance with Heathkits instructional materials. Accordingly, I did not conduct an in-depth or detailed inspection of this amp for damage, missing parts, broken parts, incorrect parts, incomplete parts, improperly assembled parts and circuitry, repaired parts, etc. Likewise, I would encourage a detailed overview of the many photos of this amp inside and out that I have provided since these photos should be considered to be an important and integral part of the current description of this amp. Furthermore, there may be various issues, damages, missing parts, incorrect parts, incomplete parts, inoperative parts, improperly assembled parts and circuitry, repaired parts, replaced parts, etc. In conclusion, this is an unusual and unique amp with a very interesting retro appearance. It looks like it is in great cosmetic condition and is really a beautiful amp in my view. Accordingly, it would make a great addition to any vintage electronic collection. Are original or not and whether the amplifier is complete. I have not done anything to this amp and all of its parts, transformers, wires, electronic components, tubes, sockets, fuse, fuse holder, capacitors, resistors, jacks, switches, controls, wires, power cord/plug, outlets, indicator light and all of its other components and I know nothing about their condition. The above-described amp may have been worked on, repaired, and/or modified by someone else in the past, but I dont know whether this is true or not. In this regard, I have done nothing to this amp and I have not inspected it internally or externally and have not tested it or any of its parts, tubes, indicator light, fuse, fuse holder, controls, switches, jacks, outlets, power cord/plug, outlets, transformers, etc. No other items such as boxes, cartons, paperwork, manuals, literature, carrying cases, accessories, or anything else are included. However, I do not know how much work, parts, wires, wiring work/replacement, repairs, rewiring, transformers, electronic components, power cord/plug, controls, switches, tubes, jacks, fuse, fuse holder, sockets, resistors, capacitors, outlets, indicator light, or other components/parts, etc. This amp is heavy (it weighs approximately 25 pounds packed). This amp has been very carefully packed/wrapped and is double-boxed. While I will pack this amp very securely, some of the wires, components, parts, capacitors, resistors, sockets, transformers, jacks, indicator light, fuse, fuse holder, sockets, controls, knobs, switches, screws, faceplate, trim-piece on the faceplate, Heathkit logo, power cord/plug, and other parts/components etc. However, I have done my best to try and prevent these situations by very carefully packing and double-boxing this amp although I cannot guarantee that they wont happen. Furthermore, all of the tubes, sockets, capacitors, resistors, jacks, transformers, switches, power cord/plug, indicator light, controls, outlets, fuse, fuse holder, and all of the amps other components/parts need to be checked out by an electronic expert to see if the tubes are good, if the tubes are the correct ones for this amp, if the tubes are in the correct sockets, if the fuse is good, if the fuse is the correct one for this amplifier, if the fuse holder is good/correct, and if all of the tubes, capacitors, resistors, jacks, transformers, sockets, power cord/plug, wiring, indicator light, outlets, switches, controls, and all of the amps other components/parts are good, functional, correct for this amp, and operational. This needs to be done before the amp is powered-up, tested, used, worked on, connected to any other equipment, instruments, or components, connected to a power source/supply, handled, repaired, modified, upgraded, etc. Likewise, I have no idea whether everything is original or not in the above-listed equipment and I therefore cannot make any warranties regarding originality. I also do not warrant that this amp is complete and I do not know if there are any missing, damaged, incomplete, previously repaired/replaced parts, malfunctioning or incorrect parts, components, tubes, fuse, fuse-holder, etc. The item “BEAUTIFUL RARE VINTAGE HEATHKIT SA-2 QUAD EL84 STEREO TUBE AMP AMPLIFIER” is in sale since Sunday, January 3, 2021. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “jaymalkin” and is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Tube Amplifier
- Brand: Heathkit