- These are the mono-amps you?ve been longin?for: a pair of Maihak V-73
(Maihak just built them for Telefunken) in mint condition.
- Back to the V73: look at the pictures, they sound as pretty as they look.
Have you ever seen a condition like this one? Nor did I ... you don?t need a
preamp, though it?s quite comfortable if you use more than one source. And
because they have these level-potis you can easily manage your "roomsound"
without using sounddestroying balancepotis. They work with Telefunken EF
804S, all of the four have the rhombus-sign though one is labeled Siemens,
two are without. But they all have the <> mark, so they are all TFK. The
other tubes are EL 95.
- The connectors seen at the back are build professional, so you don?t have
any hussle with scratching connectors hangin?round on cables (and save a lot
of money). Just plug - and play! Optical these amps are quite perfect. No
rust or dents, even the stainless-steel covers look bright. Developed fort
he german broadcast stations and studios the are built to extreme standards
and deliver highest reliability plus the most wonderful sound. Some use them
as bass amps, some as midrange amps - I always used them fullrange. A couple
of EL 95 pentodes in push-pull mode driven by a couple of the best triodes
ever made EF804 S from Telefunken produce 4 watts. Sounds not much? Listen!
- And enjoy. One more thing: they work as they should. But as a matter of
construction they were built to sit in a plug and play device under the
mixing board. That means they should be built in. You can construct a cute
wooden box (what i would prefer) or look for he original ones. Why do I say
this? The damping of the mains transformer is not too good and for
absolutely quiet mechanical operation it should be built in. It?s not
disturbing the musical enjoyment if you don?t do it, propably you won?t even
notice it. But i don?t want to conceal it. Back to the Goodies: the input
transformers are of the highest quality studio standard. Couple it with your
Shindo Catherine and take off! What you should do, is use high efficient
speakers to fully enjoy the magic of it?s sound. They were built for
voices - you will hear that.