Bogen DB230A stereo Amplifier (6DW5 output tubes)
This is at tube type stereo amplifier. It has speaker impedance options that are indicative (to me) of Bogen's extensive experience in the multi speaker PA system architecture. They took that experience and applied it to the output section of this stereo amplifier. Evidence of this experience can be witnessed on the back panel speaker impedance selectors.
This amp included two phono inputs. One pair for ceramic cartridges and a pair Magnetic cartridges. There are a variety of mode including Stereo, Mono (Channel 1 input only) and Reverse.
There is an 10db contour, 100 hz low and 4 kHz high filter switches. A and B speaker switch, a speaker phasing switch and a Stereo/mono slide switch. Please see documentation and schematics listed in Resources below for accurate descriptions.
A selector knob chooses the equalization for phono records. Those selections include RIAA, 78, and OLD. You can choose the proper recording EQ to realize the sound intended by the recordings producers, conductors and/or recording engineers.
I ran tests on this amplifier. It works and sounds excellent.
I connected a BSR belt drive turntable with a magnetic cartridge and played a Beethoven HiFi (not stereo) LP cut from 35mm recording tape with the preamp set on RIAA. Let me tell you, it sounded sweet! Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" LP album also sounded nice too. If Skyview does not sell this amp I will pick it up and install it as my Shop/shack stereo. The smooth sound of this amp brings back memories of my youth! The Beethoven LPs and Ravel's Bolero 10 inch record that my mom played along with my Rock and Disco albums of my 70's youth. I can restore and connect a 78 rpm turntable with a ceramic cartridge and play the stack of old Lacquer 78's that I have squirreled away.
This is what I did before I played this amp (not in order):
Once fully restored this unit should make a great solid foundation for anybody's Vintage Tube Stereo system or classic home recording studio monitor amp. Know what your DAW mix sounds like on a vintage tube amp before you publish!
Take a sonic ride back to the past..............
Testing the output.
A final note. This amplifier was donated to Skyview Radio Society by the estate of an SK. When this amp is sold all the proceeds will benefit Skyview Radio Society radio club (a 501c3 corp). We are thankful for the generous donations from local SK families to the Skyview Radio Society.
I will not be listing this unit. Please contact Skyview directly for details. I only prepared and documented this unit for sale.
There are no guarantees, warrantees or any other promises of functionality. This unit is intended for sale, As is, Where is, unless stated otherwise by the owner/seller. This is used vintage equipment.
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