Value of DR103 1974

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Value of DR103 1974

Postby AllPurpose on Fri May 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi all. I'm going to sell my DR103 head and what do you think is the current value?
It has cosmetic wear and will need one capacitor but is in great working order. Also has H.J. (Harry Joyce) initials in blue on the chassis: which I believe is uncommon and T/S (Tested and soaked) on the side. I've had it for 28 years and it's time to let her go. Thanks for any input.
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Re: Value of DR103 1974

Postby Mr. Foxen on Tue May 09, 2017 6:53 pm

Recent listing prices are going up like a lift, but dunno if is translating into sales, I look at them trying to spot the serial of my missing one. I do know a guy after one, as he was asking after mine, so PM if want linking up.
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Re: Value of DR103 1974

Postby OldSchoolDave on Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 pm

AllPurpose wrote:Also has H.J. (Harry Joyce) initials in blue on the chassis: which I believe is uncommon...

Not uncommon at all, for that era. Harry's shop was contracted to wire a lot of HIWATT chassis. I think every one I've owned, with the exception of my 1969 DR504 (bearing Dave Reeves' initials) were H.J.'s...

Pictures are worth 1,000 words and knowing the amp's approximate location on the planet will go a long way to determining value.

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Re: Value of DR103 1974

Postby Gooch on Wed May 10, 2017 2:50 pm

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Re: Value of DR103 1974

Postby jeanbob on Mon May 22, 2017 10:35 am

I owned 6 hiwatt (dr504, dr103, dr201 from 1971 to 1977) and only one had "Harry Joyce signature"...
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Re: Value of DR103 1974

Postby Callaway_1 on Mon May 22, 2017 10:41 am

Harry Joyce Electronics was the largest (in terms of units built) subcontractor.
Harry didn't sign them, but his name was written on them to help document that they came from HJE and not another subcontractor.
The vast majority of amps built from 1971-1980 were built by HJE.
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