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Old 7th October 2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default I found a valve amp in my garage...

No joke. Been tidying up the garage as we hope to be moving house soon and came across a Spectone version of the venerable Mullard 5-10. I've not powered it up and have no diagram or plugs/sockets but here are two photos of the beast.

Mullard 5-10 1.jpg

and a close up of the label
Mullard 5-10 2.jpg

Now the question is: What to do? The WAF for this in the house would be near zero (tbh it's not very pretty) and I have not got time to re-house or check it over, so it's likely destination would be the local recycling facility. Unless someone on the forum wants it and is willing to come collect it (I live south of London UK).

I do not want anything for it. If there are no takers it will get recycled properly.

So there you are. If I've transgressed any Forum rules in posting this then I apologise in advance.

Cheers,

Martin
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Old 7th October 2010, 10:49 PM   #2
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If you don't get any takers here, then offer it on UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum - Powered by vBulletin where I guarantee someone will want it and give it a good home.
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Old 7th October 2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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This looks like an original Mullard 5-10 design. If you dont want it stick it on ebay its worth a few hundred dollars!
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Old 7th October 2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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Default I Savcom - a fellow south Londoner.

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No joke. Been tidying up the garage as we hope to be moving house soon and came across a Spectone version of the venerable Mullard 5-10. I've not powered it up and have no diagram or plugs/sockets but here are two photos of the beast.

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and a close up of the label
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Now the question is: What to do? The WAF for this in the house would be near zero (tbh it's not very pretty) and I have not got time to re-house or check it over, so it's likely destination would be the local recycling facility. Unless someone on the forum wants it and is willing to come collect it (I live south of London UK).

I do not want anything for it. If there are no takers it will get recycled properly.

So there you are. If I've transgressed any Forum rules in posting this then I apologise in advance.

Cheers,

Martin
Hi Martin

I found 2 Heathkits in my garage as well.
Check out the thread 'The Heathkit MA-12 a Mullard 5-10 in disguise' in the tube section at diyAudio.
If you don't want it, I am getting quite fond of my rusty 5-10's which I'm doing up as I'm tired of my SS amp.
Love to take it of your hands if you don't want it.

Cheers...Simon...
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Old 7th October 2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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Hi,

Nice peace!! Yes , try to sell on e-bay.

Whatever you do, DO NOT plug it in to se if it works.

Sell it as is, "unreformed", because the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply must be reformed when its been staning for so long time. Should be done separately with a variable transformer or DC supply, under close supervision of leakage currents!!

If you just plug it in, you'll risk frying these capacitors and the mains transformer and/or rectifyer tube.

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Old 8th October 2010, 12:38 AM   #6
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don't do it man, keep it, you'll not regret it if you've never heard a tube amp before you may be pleasantly surprised. Put a cloth over it and tell the missus it's a parot, til you get time to fix it up.
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Now why didn't I think of that?
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