Author Topic: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project  (Read 8986 times)

SunnyDaze

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1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« on: June 22, 2013, 12:25:32 PM »
I bought this amp from Ian (vstakrwell). Special thanks to Tom, Dan, and Mark for sharing their experience and skill in helping me complete this job.

Stuff I did: Replaced the .0047 and .047 coupling caps with .01 and .1 caps, respectively, added the kick-ass rhodium speaker binding posts, added additional RCA jacks for daisy-chaining, added a 30 amp rocker switch for power, changed all out of spec resistors, changed the output stage wiring to 10 gauge, changed the power wire to 10 gauge with a 3 amp fuse holder in line, added a Sunfire knob to the hum pot, added red Oak sides, put a detachable power cable on the rear panel, polished the chassis, and um... If I think of anything else, I'll add it.

This amp sounds AMAZING with the Klipsch KG 5.2s.








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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 12:32:42 PM »
Very nice work!
I am confident that an SL-1200 is capable of outperforming turntables of much higher expense with minor modification.

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 12:58:42 PM »
Very nice!!!!! Congrats!  :)
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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »
Great Job! I'm sure it sounds awesome.

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 02:39:11 PM »
Very cool SD!!!!!, I dreamed of doing this myself but alas I have neither the skills or patience to have pulled this off. Where's the Magnavox logo pin????

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 02:44:55 PM »
It's still in the box, Ian.

I haven't had a chance to pick up any trim adhesive since I finished the wood. Don't worry, it'll be on there before it's all said and done!

Thanks again for the amp. I'm sure you could have pulled this off!

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 04:17:15 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 04:35:09 PM »
Congrats SD!  That looks really cool!  I'll bet it sounds great. ;D
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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 05:40:17 PM »
Beautiful work Elijah!!  That is one nice looking amp.  You need to bring it to the house and audition speakers you might want.  I still got way too many.
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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 06:04:49 PM »
You know which speakers I want, Scott.

Unfortunately you shot me down today when I texted you about them.

Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow if you're around.

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 06:17:35 PM »
I got others.   ;D
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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 06:21:20 PM »
Might part with these.  Tyler Acoustics PD-10s.  Shown below was copied from Ty's website.

PD10's
Shown in premium Rosewood with optional Rear ported
Drivers: 1 - 12" woofer and 1 - horn tweeter

Freqency Response: 45-20k
Sensitivity: 97db
Impedance: 8 ohms
Power: 1-400wpc
Size: 14 x 14 x 24
Weight: 70 lbs each

List price: $2,800 pr/US
Factory Direct: $1,800 pr/US
Premium finishes and upgrades extra

Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 06:42:32 PM »
I'd probably stay with my 5.2's over the Tylers. I'm getting solid output down to 35 Hz. I don't want to give that up. :)

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 06:47:30 PM »
Looks great!!!  better than you hinted at last night.  Are you a tubist now?

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Re: 1962 Magnavox 8802 Resto-Mod Project
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 06:55:28 PM »
Very nice work! I might be picking up a 6v6 Magnavox. Maybe I will let you schnaz it up! :P Glad you like it! Maybe one of these days I will get to give it a listen! I could probably even get a good salsa record to try it out!  :P Just kidding, but seriously I bet that amp with your speakers sounds great.
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