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Old 21st July 2012, 04:57 PM
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Hi anyone any thoughts on these. just picked one up in working quite neat condition but in need of a service.

Any advise on service would be welcome.

Thinking new valves and capacitors.


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Old 21st July 2012, 05:17 PM
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OOh while i remember, he also has a garrard type A idler wheel deck if anyone is interested.


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Jim, are these the S E ones with EL34 output valves.


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Old 21st July 2012, 07:31 PM
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Jim, are these the S E ones with EL34 output valves.


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correct el34 single ended
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Old 22nd July 2012, 11:43 PM
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Hi anyone any thoughts on these. just picked one up in working quite neat condition but in need of a service.

Any advise on service would be welcome.

Thinking new valves and capacitors.


regards

jim
I remember them when they were new. That they were single-ended was a little curious since nearly all the competition in the burgeoning hi-fi market were push pull but the Mozart was entry level equipment, (about 35 quid as I recall), distinguished only by the arithmetically advancing diameters of the controls.

Should give reasonable performance if coupled to efficient speakers - 10W won't go far with today's designs.

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Old 23rd July 2012, 05:41 AM
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Default Re: pye mozart hfs 20

Thankyou for the replies.

suprised by the lack of advice on the matter.

is this forum now defunct ?


if so where should i try to get good positive advice ?
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Old 23rd July 2012, 09:34 AM
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Hi,
No the forum isn't "dead", but I think in common with many many other people in the country members of this forum are finding funds strained.
Baggo's comments are not quite right or fair re the Pye HFS amplifiers. they were in the main steam of things but were different and were certainly not entry level.
As far as refurb is concerned, look carefully at main smoothing elcos, any other elcos, resistors out of tolerance and any other capacitors that look suspicious.
Once that is sorted sorted a new set of valves probably wouldn't hurt.

Would offer to help further but am out of the country to get away from the accursed Olympics (We both hate sport) but can have a look when I get back

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Old 23rd July 2012, 12:17 PM
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Would offer to help further but am out of the country to get away from the accursed Olympics (We both hate sport) but can have a look when I get back

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You Lucky man John
I am fed up of hear about this bloody Olympics thing and it hasnít even started yet my TV will get a good rest over theis period
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Old 23rd July 2012, 12:22 PM
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i restored one, my lad now has it, copper coupling caps, wired out the tone controls in the pre amp, new coupling caps there too, leave the old valves in if they work ok,( will sound much better than todays new production)

very very nice amp and worth a bit if in good working order

mine had a grey muffed tone, but sorted sounded very clean ond open and lots of the finer points of recordings highlighted..
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You Lucky man John
I am fed up of hear about this bloody Olympics thing and it hasnít even started yet my TV will get a good rest over theis period
Ditto on the sport John & Colin, cant help on the amp, never heared of it. BOB
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