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Old 20th August 2014, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Nikko Amp Buy Help

So there's this Nikko Alpha II amp for $100 but the catch is that the entire right channel is out-meter and everything- yet the guy says the transformer for that side still hums along.



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Is this a good deal to fix or a money pit?



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Old Yesterday, 04:21 AM   #2
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I couldn't tell you if it's a money pit, but I sold a number of these back in the day as a stereo salesman and I remember that the sound quality was really a cut above. Just need to verify that there are no unobtanium parts etc in there. Maybe Sakis (east electronics)can chime in here.
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Old Yesterday, 10:48 AM   #3
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The amplifier is excellent it will only need a recapping and it will serve you many years to come ...

IF outputs are blown are very easy to replace and other than that is a walk in the park to repair and play with...

It looks that the main caps have been replaced in the past there might be some issue or wiring fault
In any case you decide to go ahead you can have my support i have one the same lying around so i can verify a few things for you .

There is a small design flaw in this machine has to to with thermal stability and if you go ahead i will let you know ...

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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both, I'm planning on buying it now, and what do you know, when I made a lower offer he mentioned the main caps had been replaced just like you said Sakis.

Should be a fun fix, although I will be more than happy to have help!
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You will be pleased, I saw your thread on another forum also. Like I stated before the layout of the amp makes it pretty much strait forward when it comes to repair/mods.
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Well...I got it for $90 (yeah I know that's too much) and I'm picking it up this weekend. Will update with better pictures soon.
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