Eico's owner group sticky

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  1. drtool

    drtool It might get loud In Houston Subscriber

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    I could not find one....so ,1 HF 20 and 2 HF22's Eico hf20 22 008.jpg Eico hf20 22 001.jpg

    Eico hf20 22 002.jpg Eico hf20 22 001.jpg
     

     

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  2. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    There is an EICO group on Yahoo.

    I've got a few EICO pieces -- don't have one of the stereo power amps, though... wish I did.
     
  3. s-petersen

    s-petersen Scott Subscriber

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    3 Hf somethings(22? mono integrated 5881 6L6) 1 St84 1 St70's 1 Hf 85 2 St97's 1 St40 1 94? tuner, I sold an Af4, Hf87, Hf12, and Hf85.

    Eico st84 front.jpg Eico st84 top back.jpg Eico st84 top.jpg 16fb065d925d1d250c320358e68ac1cc.jpg P11010001.JPG
     
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  4. tube-a-lou

    tube-a-lou Super Member

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    I Have a Eico HF 81, special sounding amps these are!

    Tube
     
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  5. 2526

    2526 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    HF 81 here
     
  6. Dandy

    Dandy Super Member

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  7. radioactive

    radioactive tube gear fanatic Subscriber

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    Eico st 40 here and a orphan hf 52 output transformer.
     
  8. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    HF85 gutted rebuilt from chassis up all new parts with some modifications but circuit is stock. Repainted duplicolor met red.
    Sounds wonderful.

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  9. Kim G

    Kim G Super Member

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    ST 40 here
     
  10. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I should mention that I literally grew up with a pair of HF-12s, and my own very first hifi component was a single HF-52 (mono integrated ppEL34 amplifier with top-class output iron), which my father had salvaged from a church PA system he was redoing.

    I wish 1) I still had it and 2) that I had two of them (you know, while I am wishing)! :)

    The current crop of EICOs at my house (more or less):

    [​IMG]DSC_0198 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    [​IMG]HF81 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSC_9823 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSC_9824 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    The HF-81 was my main amp for serious listening 'til I went to SET amps about a decade ago.

    EICO stuff was homely, but the company invested in the most important parts for hifi -- most notably the output transformers they used.
     
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  11. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    wonderful Eico collection there mhardy
     

     

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  12. s-petersen

    s-petersen Scott Subscriber

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    The ST70 and ST97 were my first stereo in 1979, I paid $8 for the pair at a flea market. They were working fine when I got them
     
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  13. ekmanning5

    ekmanning5 Time has told me...

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    I HAD a beautiful NOSValves restored HF-81. That is until a former trusted friend up and disappeared with it. :no:
     
  14. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    heh,,, I forgot this one... :p

    [​IMG]DSCN5831 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN5826 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Several of the EICOs that live here have been procured from (or, in at least one case, kindly given to me by) several fine folks of AK. The AF4 and the HFT-90 have been in my family since they were new -- the HFT-90 (scroungy as it is today) is the one my father built when (or perhaps even before) I was an infant.

    I found the ST-40 on the scrap metal pile at the Harvard, MA town "dump" (transfer station) -- fully and originally tubed... and in working condition. Go figure.
     
  15. Squirrely

    Squirrely Active Member

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    hf-87 here. I love the thing.
     

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  17. dcgillespie

    dcgillespie Fisher SA-100 Clone Subscriber

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    Original HF-89 (non-A version). I rescued the poor thing from somebody who had put it into band service decades ago, but the output tube arcing was so severe that they ultimately resorted to using 10 watt cathode resistors (!!!!!) before finally just shelving it after it fried all the tubes. Thankfully, all the transformers survived just fine. Except for the addition of Screen Stability resistors and input tube heater balancing resistors, the unit is now fully restored, but box stock right down to the original surgistor used. It's given flawless performance in regular rotation for the last 7 years now, and also serves as a reference for the model as well. One of Eico's finest.

    Dave
     

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  18. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That's what I'm talkin' about!

    ;-)
     
  19. knockbill

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    I have an EICO mono FM tuner I rebuilt,,,, and a signal tracer which has become my go to troubleshooting tool...
     
  20. Squirrely

    Squirrely Active Member

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    I just missed picking up an hf-89 a few years back. I'm still kicking myself but the hf-87 still packs a punch. Beutiful restoration job! Congratz!!
     

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