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 Post subject: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sat 06, 2019 11:25 pm 
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HI All
Im enquiring on behalf of a non-profit. A house and contents were donated and I'm in charge of selling the items. However, I have no idea what I'm looking at! Does anyone have any idea of what these are and their possible worth (if that's allowed)?
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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 2:26 am 
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You have a Heathkit FM tuner, probably model FM-1, FM-2, or FM-3) and a Heathkit High Fidelity Audio Amplifier - model EA-3, a monaural amp with power output around 14 watts using 6BQ5 output tubes in an ultralinear circuit.

Both were built by a kit builder of unknown skills, over 50 years ago. I would consider $5 a fair price for the tuner and $20 for the amplifier. Whatever you do, DONT PLUG THEM IN AND TURN THEM ON TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS ! If they have been powered up, in that manner, I would revise my estimates to $2 and $5.

Just my humble opinions... thank you for your efforts to recycle this equipment rather than dump it.
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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 3:51 am 
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Thanks a lot. I have other things that I'm asking advice on and as I said there I didn't want to have a Picasso on my hands and let it go cheap.

Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 4:06 am 
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I actually have another radio. Any idea on this one?


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 3:08 pm 
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The tuner won't bring much, but the vacuum tube amplifiers might bring $100 each on eBay.

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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 11:06 pm 
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The first amp (2nd picture in the first post), is an Heathkit EA-3 amplifier. Definitely worth more then the $20 another poster said. Check prices on eBay (completed section). At Tom said, could bring around $70-100 or so.

In the second set of pictures, the 2nd picture is a General Electric amplifier. I see one currently on eBay that looks like the same model. If so, it’s a General Electric PA-20 monoblock. They have a buy it now price of $290. Take that with a grain of salt.

The tuner appears to be a Heathkit FM-3A, which is a FM tuner. Looks like not many takers of those on eBay but one did sell for $20.

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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying
PostPosted: Jul Mon 08, 2019 8:30 pm 
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Unknown functional condition does reduce value alot but still there may be interest in them. Some people do like to fix up old vacuum tube hi fi gear and will pay for them unless there is some serious issue like bad rust or damage. Even then they may be useful to someone as parts donors but don't expect nearly as much as for stuff that is overhauled and tested.

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