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IC-4KL any good?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Panicos, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Panicos

    Panicos Member

    Aug 19, 2011
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    Few days ago I was asking/thinking about what tube to use for a home brew amplifier. Decided to go with the 3-500Z....so the project is on the "collect components" stage!!!

    And now to the point......Im offered a good condition, low use IC-4KL, one owner (as per owner) at a resonable price.
    I know its considered to be a great linear amp with excellent quality, so my point of view is buy it now enjoy the extra power I need and take my time with the 3-500 project.
    The questions here are:
    What checks/tests can i make before buying the IC-4KL?
    Im I risking too much to get an old solid state with possible very costly repaires?
    Whats the average "life" of solid state amps of this age/production period?
    How much is a resonable price to pay for it?

    Thanks for reading this. Panicos 5b4aet

  2. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Jun 2, 2009
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    #2 wavrider, Aug 27, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011

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