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Old 3rd July 2003, 07:28 AM   #1
vsr123 is offline vsr123
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Question Counterpoint SA-12

Does anyone have the manual/circuit for the Counterpoint SA-12 amplifier? I guess I could get it from altavistaaudio.com but it costs about $50/ + for it, I thought I would check here first.

Does anyone know which FETs are used in this amp and whether there are any substitutes available for them?

thanks much
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Old 19th January 2009, 02:13 AM   #2
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some say exicon fets can be used with some minor circuit mods, pin-outs and bias limits. I own one of these things myself. I am not overly impressed and found a luxman lv-105u sounds just as good. I have replaced all of the caps on the board, reset bias that was way off, I also replaced the HV rectifier as it crapped out. You should have heard the buzzing when that rectifier shorted out.

For a price M/E will do anything for you even provide used matched sets that cost a arm and leg to buy from him. I am not impressed with this amp, it is in general not a happy machine and I can tell I am in for a nightmare ride keeping this thing going. Might sell it off now as it is working like new and buy another dynaco st70, might get the new kits offered at triode.
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