BA-303 tube amp

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  1. craggd

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    Well patience pays off. Finally found a nice BA-303 tube amp, just received it and it looks great. Won't get it into service for a bit but it is reportedly recently serviced by a reputable seller. Vintage 1967, four KT88 output tubes, two 12AU7's and two 6AQ8's. Good for 60w. Built like a tank and weighs in at 59lbs. Even has two casters as the rear feet to ease movement. Can't wait to give it a whirl! Have another missing piece on its way to go with it that I'll post on when I receive it. ae21ebc10f946195af477a3a89b12da9.jpg IMG_0265.JPG IMG_0277.JPG IMG_0268.JPG
     
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  2. johnny_fever

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    Awesome piece of Sansui History
     
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    WoW, Congrats ..
    Naked or Covered ?
     
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  4. I LIKE MUSIC

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    Wow!

    Very nice.

    Thanks for the pictures.
     
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  5. vigman

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    100 volt unit ?
     
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    Likely naked when in operation, covered for inactive times. Yes, it is currently set as a 100v unit, I have multiple step downs but eventually will have it rewired to 120v as I did with my BA-202.
     
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    wow!!!
     
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  8. BLAH BLAH

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    Very nice...:bowdown:
     
  9. vigman

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    Oh so it CAN DO different AC inputs.. internally EVEN BETTER...... I LIKE IT !!
     
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  10. craggd

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    Yes, all of the latter Sansui tube equipment (AU-111, BA-202, BA-303, B-209, CA-303) can have their AC inputs adjusted internally.
     
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  11. BLAH BLAH

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    I want one..
     
  12. JOMARK911

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    Congrats Dave. Nice piece of SANSUI's history.
    I suppose you're after the CA303. Good job.
     
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  13. craggd

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    Thanks! Should be able to post regarding a CA-303 within a week....
     
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  14. JOMARK911

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    Ok carry on.
     
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  15. lbcgav

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    That thing is beautiful and looks ahead of its time for a 1967 design.
     
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  16. kcline

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    Very nice would love to find one.
     
  17. captrockstar

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    Congrats on your find! Truely an amazing amplifier to say the least!

    In case you needed info on re-strapping the mains, this came with the BA-303 I purchased and shows the wiring of the PT for 117v.
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  18. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Beautiful amp, congratulations!
     
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  20. captrockstar

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    No problem, glad to help! This picture might actually be easier to view when using for reference.

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