Home General Asylum

General audio topics that don't fit into specific categories.

Ahh, brings back memories of my college days experience with Dynaco kit

Nice review by the way.

Back in 1970 I built a Dynaco SCA80Q (the Q was for Quadrophonic, in the early stages of its short life then). Spent about 20 hours straight plugging, reading transistors, soldering, wire stripping, etc. I wasn't "electrically experienced", but I followed directions well. Felt like I was building a cyclotron or some such monstrous electronic gizmo - had a great time. Then the "bit moment" came when I connected my AR turntable and Dynaco A25 speakers and hit the power switch on the SCA80Q; a moment of pure bliss before a loud pop and FLAMES shoot out of the amp! I was crestfallen and figured I had completely destroyed the unit (which if I remember correctly cost about $75 or so - small fortune at the time).

My dad had one of his electrician buddies look at it and turns out I had put in a power transistor wrong. He replaced that and it ran like a champ for several years. Can't remember why I got rid of it

Wish I still had that old system (sniff, sniff).


This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  Audio Hoarder  

Follow Ups Full Thread
Follow Ups
  • Ahh, brings back memories of my college days experience with Dynaco kit - rlindsa 19:35:09 03/18/09 (0)


Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.