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Old 26th June 2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Scott 299 (late) OPT's

I recently posted the following on the HH Scott forum. Unfortunately I only received one response. Any thoughts from the diy Audio crowd would sure be appreciated!



With the help of several kind folks on this and other forums (Thank you!), I recently finished rebuilding a 299A (later type). It has a non stock output transformer on one channel that is noticeably smaller than the original, and not surprisingly that channel doesn't sound as good.

I also have 2 other amps that I haven't touched. One is a Heathkit AA-151, the other is a Dynaco SCA-35. Should I cannibalize one of these to improve the 299? Would the other transformers even work in the 299?

Or- is there a source for 299 output transformers?

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Old 27th June 2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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Assuming they will fit, I'd use the trafos in the AA-151 to fix the 299A up. That selection is based on the presence of 16, 8, and 4 Ohm speaker taps. You have the choice of tieing the UL taps off or experimenting with them.

Sell the Scott OEM trafo on Flea Pay.

The AA-151 power trafo is a candidate for use in an "El Cheapo" variant. You'd SS rectify the B+ and voltage multiply the 5 VAC winding to get the B- rail.

I haven't the foggiest notion where a single Scott OEM trafo can be sourced.
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Old 27th June 2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Actually the A is the earliest incarnation of the 299 which ran from A to D. The A and B version transformers might interchange, but I cannot attest to that. (They both use 7189A unlike the later C & D which use 7591 output tubes)

You might have some luck looking for another A on fleabay. I had one unfortunately with a blown power transformer and traded it for some parts a few years ago, you might get lucky and find one if you are persistent enough.
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Old 27th June 2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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I had one unfortunately with a blown power transformer and traded it for some parts a few years ago, you might get lucky and find one if you are persistent enough.
I still have one (LK48 -- kit version?)... the stench of the burned guts of the power trafo took days to clear out of the house...

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Old 27th June 2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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According to the HH Scott site, the LK-48 uses an 8-5 series OPT and the late 299A's used an 8-4.

Is there a significant difference?
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I don't know... the amp came with 7189s ...

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Old 28th June 2007, 02:00 AM   #7
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Planet 10,

Do you have any interest in selling your OPT's?
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Old 28th June 2007, 02:49 AM   #8
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I don't know... they are awefully good OPTs, and the other amp we have using them is soooo good, but probably for the right price. I'll have to consult Chris.

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(how's that for waffling?)
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The waffling is understandable.If you don't want to part with them, I can always try the AA-151 OPT's.
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OK, we'll let them go... mail me and we can negotiate a price...

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