Up for sale here is this vintage Philips A3X95A powered speaker, I believe from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is basically a wood cabinet with a small tube amplifier and a speaker (close to 6x9, possibly alnico) inside. I couldn't find much about this on the net--it's apparently pretty rare. It has 3 inputs in the back--an RCA jack and two bi-pin jacks. This is a really neat little powered speaker, and you could use it as a guitar amp with just a bit of tinkering.I brought this up on a Variac, and it does play fine and sounds good. I didn't hear any noticeable hum or buzzing, but as this is over 50 years old I would strongly recommend recapping and rebuilding it.
This uses 3 tubes--an EZ80 rectifier tube, an EL86 output tube, and a 12AX7/ECC83 tube. They are all included, but are untested, though they presumably work, since the amp works. The EZ80 and EL86 appear to be original, but the 12AX7 is a GE, replaced by a previous owner. As far as I know this is original otherwise--I don't think this was recapped or had other work done. Cosmetic condition is pretty rough.The wood cabinet is in bad condition, and this is missing a knob. The emblem is missing from the upper left, and the grillcloth is torn a bit. The power cord has some electrical tape on it and may have been spliced.
I would recommend replacing it. This looks pretty cool--it has a nice "rat rod" appearance. This is tested and plays fine, but it doesn't have a ton of power. This would probably be pretty easy to convert into a guitar amplifier, and I'm sure it would do amazing things.I believe you'd need to add a gain stage, or change things around a bit. This is currently working, but I would strongly recommend rebuilding it. Please see my pictures for details. If you have any questions, please ask. I have a number of other tube items, collectibles, and vintage electronics listed--feel free to take a look!
The item "Vintage 1960s Philips A3X95A Tube Amplifier with Speaker Guitar Amp WORKS Rat Rod" is in sale since Thursday, July 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps".music" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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