A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

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A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby tonewoods on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:53 pm

Hey all...
I've been looking for an AC10, and this one popped up close to where I live...
Anyone see anything unusual? For instance, are those the original trannies?
OK, thanks!

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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby tonewoods on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 pm

....a couple more pics...
Thanks all!!

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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby Vortexion on Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:42 pm

I can't comment on the transformers, but it looks like every resistor and cap in the beast has been replaced. Whether or not that's a big deal is a matter of opinion, although an original AC10 would have been stuffed with mustard caps.
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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby Lyre-crunch on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:25 am

The power transformer looks like a replacement, at least the cover is, otherwise looks like original Parmekos in there. Likewise I noticed the caps and resistors being changed. Personally that's not a big deal; I had original resistors all changed out and couldn't hear a difference. But if you end up getting it, I would recommend mustards or modern equivalents for the phase inverter coupling caps. That's the one place where the difference might be audible IME.
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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby tonewoods on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:39 pm

Thanks all...
really appreciate it...
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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby voxjunior on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:03 pm

This looks to be an earlier than 1965 AC10 based on the following features: bat style on/off switch, pill voltage selector, and blue frame (presumably Elac) speakers.

Also is the cabinet 3/8" or 3/4" thick?
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Re: A 1965 AC10...A Couple Questions....

Postby EHansen on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:12 pm

Sure looks like Elacs, maybe a 1964-65 is my guess , all those resistors replaced, and caps, shotgun approach ..... that drags the price down. I have two AC 10 's both with Elac speakers, one 1x10" copper panel and a 2x10" copper panel AC10.
I use them all the the time for recordings, the hum level is so low on those amps and I love the sound.
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