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Two unknown circuit boards from a 70's era kit amp?
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Old 15th September 2020, 09:24 PM   #11
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Two unknown circuit boards from a 70's era kit amp?
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....Is the Universal Tiger anything special or worth building?....
Do you know the Sunbeam Tiger? For people of a certain age it is a mile-post in their life. SWTP's Universal Tigers are about equally noteworthy to a few people.

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Funny you mention that

A motorhead friend owns a Sunbeam Shelby which he changed engine to become an "improved" one, not sure it became a Tiger or a Cobra but it certainly startles everybody along highways, where it runs like any car until he pushes on and disappears into the horizon.
Beautiful little car, a wolf in sheep´s clothes.

As of Dan Meyer´s Tigers, they were all an inspiration for me in the old days, starting with their predecessor, the Brute 70

Which was a beast by normal standards way back then.
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I used to have a single SWTP "Plastic Tiger" when I was a teenager.

Try selling on ebay; perhaps their nostalgia will appeal to someone else who "once had" or "remembers". As is with most vintage stuff...
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Do you know the Sunbeam Tiger? For people of a certain age it is a mile-post in their life...............................
I had one from 1983 until 2004 ......

It succumbed, like most, to the tin-worms.....


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Do you know the Sunbeam Tiger? For people of a certain age it is a mile-post in their life. SWTP's Universal Tigers are about equally noteworthy to a few people.
I do remember the Sunbeam Tiger, I had a maroon one back in the 80's.
It was a fun car but some collector talked me out of it for enough to buy a new truck so my time with it was short lived. Along the same lines, a buddy of mine's dad had shoved a 454 Chevy motor in an MG Midget, full dry sump, allow heads, side pipes, etc. It was far less drivable than that Sunbeam Tiger was though.
Mine had belonged to the owner of a local car dealer for years, I bought it from the guys mother after he passed away suddenly back in the day.

I sort of doubt the amp has the same following those old cars had though.
I've been around hifi my whole life and never crossed paths with one or parts for one before. I've had Dynaco, Heathkit, and a few others but never one of these. I even built an Amp Camp amp before but found the results far less than what I had hoped. If I had ALL the parts I'd likely put it together just to see what it sounded like but with just the boards, I'd likely have to hunt down more than half of the project. Which would mean that in the end, I'd have far more in it than its worth and unless the design is something really special audio wise, I can't see the point.
When I built the Amp Camp amps, the problem was hum and noise, the sound quality other wise was great but they were noisy amps. I finally got tired of fooling with them and gave them to someone who has since also gave up on them.
The problem is I'm too into big power and big speakers, I can't picture something like this doing much to power my JBL L200's or my Infinity RSM's.The amps I've always been most happy with were high current capable to run big speakers.

If their only worth couple dollars they're not likely worth my time to bother with. I'll toss them into the flea market pile and dump them at the next flea market I go to.

With that in mind, are there swap meets for vintage electronics? I've seen swap meets like Hamfest here and there but that don't do much in the way of audio or vintage parts. I've got a trailer load of vintage gear, old parts, and things like these old boards that I really don't care to just store.
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