The legendary 250 Watts per channel Pioneer SPEC-2 Stereo Power Amplifier. All capacitors replaced and upgraded, speaker protection relays upgraded, LED panel lights.See full service details, below. All functions tested and passed, expected to reliably meet or exceed original specs. Unit is in excellent cosmetic condition. LED conversion is highly reliable and visually striking. Date finished:5/6/21 Initial assessment: - One broken speaker terminal - Intermittent audio output in both channels - Failed front panel display bulbs - 4 relays (two output and two power supply) all need to be diagnosed for cleaning or replacement Service notes: - Fully dismantled unit and replaced all four speaker terminals - Closely checked soldering joints on all boards with high powered magnifying glass and re-soldered 10-15 suspect joints - Thoroughly inspected all boards for burning or corrosion: good - Upgraded all electrolytic caps on both Amp boards to Nichicon gold in audio path and high temp Nichicon low esr for third order filtration - Upgraded all electrolytic caps on P. S/Protection board to slightly higher capacitance value Nichicon low esr, for improved ripple filtration - Upgraded all electrolytic caps on meter/VAS board to low esr Nichicon - Replaced two speaker protection relays with high amp contact Omron MY2 relays and cleaned contacts of P. S relays - Replaced all front panel display bulbs with soft blue LEDs - Cleaned and exercised all controls and trimmers - Calibrated meters, amp dc offset, and bias - Full cosmetic detailing of front and back of unit. Final bench test: ran unit 3hr.
From the owner's manual - Pioneer Spec-2 Stereo Power Amplifier (1976-80) Description: The Spec-2 is a 250W rack mount stereo power amplifier featuring a current limiter circuit, peak level meters, protection circuit, power switch on/off and impedance selector muting and a temperature detector. This high power design employs a cascaded differential amplifier first stage, push-pull drive, and darlington triple push-pull circuit with all stages direct coupled (OCL). Power output: 250 watts per channel into 8 (stereo) Frequency response: 5Hz to 80kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.1% Damping factor: 50 Input sensitivity: 2V Signal to noise ratio: 110dB Speaker load impedance: 4 to 8 Semiconductors: 55 x transistors, 75 x diodes.
The item "Pioneer Spec-2 Stereo Power Amplifier, Pro Serviced, Upgraded, Recapped, LEDs" is in sale since Friday, May 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps".
The seller is "andyexcuse" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.