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Details about  Vintage SUGDEN A-48 / A48 Integrated Amp

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Vintage SUGDEN A-48 / A48 Integrated Amp
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Seller refurbished
29 May, 2011 19:25:35 BST
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Falkirk, United Kingdom


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Condition: Seller refurbished Type: Integrated Amplifiers
Vintage SUGDEN A-48 / A48 Integrated Amp.
This is the famous J.E. Sugden A48 amp built in late 1970s

Recently this amp had all output and power supply smoothing capacitors replaced with brand NEW high quality Japanese Audio Capacitors, and it sounds superb. It sounds richer with deeper & tighter bass and cleaner mids highs. it also sounds more powerful than before. Everyday I have been running it for more than a month after recapping.

Cosmetically it is not bad, some red paint come off on the front corner and brown paint on the top, but expected for the age. On the front facia, some letters on the controls have faded making it a bit difficult to read, but the original manual has all the control layouts.

Another point is that the volume pot is a bit scratchy while changing volume, but it is OK once volume is set. Obviously it needs some switch cleaning liquids like Servisol or Maplin Switch Cleaning spray can on the volume pots.

Built like a tank in thick steel casing, all by hands with point to point soldering in ENGLAND, this is a true classic. It comes with the original Manual Instruction & schematic.

This item is LOCAL PICKUP only. We will set this up, and winning bidder can come and check it in full before taking it away. As I am not a qualified engineer, I cannot give any warranties or guarantee for this item.  It is SOLD AS IS & SOLD AS SEEN due to its age (over 33 years old), although it works perfectly.

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