Hard to believe that I would rate the condition of a preamp built in 1965 as a 9/10, and I rarely use that rating. This is for the serious Dynaco collector.
This was built by a retired gentleman in 1965. After building it, he used it for a little while and then was drafted. He flew Phantom jets in Vietnam. The preamp (and attendant Dynaco ST-70 amp) sat in their boxes in his father's attic. When the pilot got his own house, the boxes went into his attic. Hadn't been used since the early 1970s.
This is extremely clean. Look at all the photos (You can see more on photobucket here: photobucket DOT com/albums/ff385/KOlledog/Dynaco%20Pas%203/)
When I first spoke with the pilot, I suggest that he not turn on the preamp and that I would bring it up to voltage on my variac, which is what I did, over the course of 6 hours. Then I added a drop of Deoxit to all the pots and cranked them back and forth about a zillion times. When I played the pre I got music from both channels along with some static. I AM NOT A TECH. I did not do any more testing.
All the tubes are marked Dynaco Made in West Germany. The power on light works. All the pots and switches turn and move freely. When I uploaded the photos, I noticed some finger print smudes/grease near the power switch.
All the lettering is mint. The cover is almost perfect; there is a tiny white mark one on edge that's about the 3/16 inch long. The end of the power cord has white stuff on it, which may be from the original styrofoam inserts in the original box.
Includes the owners manual and schematic. Please ask any and all questions. Nothing to hide here. Full disclosure and all that.
I will pack the pre in its original box, then put that box in another box.
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